Placed around the heart of Khasi, Gharo, and Jaintia( the eastern-lower Himalayan hill-range), Meghalaya state is existing surreally from the rest of the world. When we talk about Meghalaya, two things suddenly come into our mind, the highest rain and cleanest state. But do you know that it treasures a lot more for one keen wanderer if one wants to absorb the real natural beauty? Yes, that’s why Meghalaya should be the first choice before opting for any adventure travel packages.
Meghalaya means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. The mountainous sculpture of Meghalaya with Archean rock formation makes it more unique. Be it wonderful cloud-studded peaks or be it shadowed creeks, be it colourful hills or be it verdant valleys, be it rivers with crystal-clear water of various colours or be it the caves made up from the large rocks, be it countless waterfalls or be it silent streams of water, be it living root bridges or be it ingeniously made bridges in the dense forest, be it entirely silent terrains or be it green deserts, be it mesmerizing scenery all the way or be it breath-taking weather all the day. This is all about Meghalaya- a plinth to peace and a nest of nature which definitely could plunge you with adrenaline in a simple way. Adventure travel packages are not even enough to give a real insight into Meghalaya.
Let me note down some amazing places you shouldn’t forget to visit, whenever you find yourself in Meghalaya.
The capital of this state, which is also a mesmerizing hill-station; famous as “Scotland of the east”. This city runs on its’ own rhythm, where you will end up losing your heart in colorful streets, wonderful flowered houses and appeasing weather. It’s far better than overhyped hill-stations like Shimla and Manali.
Who hasn’t heard this name? Apart from getting the highest rain and wettest place on the planet, this place has a lot to offer. The caves-Mawasmai is famous one( there are many hidden caves too nearby it where you need local guides to explore), Nohkhalika and Seven Sister waterfall( but there are many unknown waterfalls as it is a treasure of cascades).
The small village, which is famous all over the world due to having a natural Magic-The double-decker root bridge. It is made up entirely of roots of trees, used by the locals during heavy rain. The down trek of few km through the dense forest is potent to give a feast to your eyes, where you could witness the plethora of waterfalls in front of your eyes, a large number of clouds lingering over your head and scattered homes of nestled villages in the dense valley.
Situated at the Indo-Bangladesh border in the bottommost part of the valley, these small villages are famous for the crystal clear water of Umngot river. You can enjoy boating, swimming, cliff-jumping and so many other adventurous activities at Riverside. Being listed in any adventure tour packages, this place will leave permanent traces on your heart.
It is Asia’s cleanest village, where you will question yourself that how can one tiny village be like this! The ancient famous living root bridge of this village still stands with pride of ingenious locals. Don’t forget to visit Nowhere viewpoint, which is just a few km far from this village.
6) Krang Shuri
One of the most beautiful waterfalls nestled in the mid of dense forest, which would probably give you reminiscent of Bahubali movie. You can find the water of blue and greenish colors in the morning. Boating and swimming at this place is pure bliss for any traveler.
It is famous as whistle village, where people still use various kind of blowing whistles to call someone as it is the identity of people like what we have as names. Do give it a visit, if you want to know how can people communicate with each other through whistles.
It’s the country’s second largest river island, which lies away from the normal world. This terrain has a lot of green deserts and this particular island holds many hidden waterfalls. The single and silent way to this island is literally jaw-dropping as surroundings lie with greenish blanket wearing over it. The green meadows and landscapes will surely inject a thrill in your heart.
So this is just an overview. There is an unending experience waiting for you to arrive and feel. So don’t forget to add Meghalaya for any future adventure tour packages of India, whatever you want.