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Top 18 places to visit in Meghalaya

Tripiwiki : 03 Dec 2020
Meghalaya the 'home of clouds' has some of the thickest surviving forests in the country. Meghalaya offers many adventure tourism opportunities in the form of mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and hiking, water sports etc. Cherrapunjee is one of the most popular tourist spots in North East of India which receives record rainfall every year. It also home to some of the breathtaking waterfalls in the country.

Following are the Top 18 places to visit in Meghalaya

Bishop Falls, Beadon Falls, East Khasi (1 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi)

The Bishop Falls is located in Shillong, in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is the 22nd highest waterfalls in India. Beadon Falls is one of the twin cascades situated amidst dense forestation in Shillong's picturesque Suna Valley.

Cherrapunjee, Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills (2 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Cherrapunji also know as Sohra is subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India. Cherrapunji holds the all-time record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and in a year. Cherrapunji is one of the most wettest place on Earth, next to Mawsynram currently holds that top place. Cherrapunji home to many spectacular waterfalls, lakes and historical double decker living root bridge. Cherrapunjee is 54km from state capital city Shillong.

Double Decker Living Root Bridge (3 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

There are several examples of double living root bridges, the most famous being the "Double Decker" root bridge of Nongriat Village near Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India. The Living Root Bridges are made from rubber tree roots. Living Root Bridges in Meghalaya are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Sites. Of all the Living Root Bridges in Meghalaya, the double-decker root bridge in Cherrapunji and the single-decker root bridge in Shillong are the unique bridges in the world and make for prime attraction in the Northeast. Nongriat Village Double Decker Living Root Bridge is located at 22km from Cherrapunjee, 67km from Shillong.

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Jowai

Jowai (4 out of 18 places to visit in West Jaintia Hills)

Krang Shuri Waterfall (5 out of 18 places to visit in West Jaintia Hills)

The Krang Shuri Waterfalls is popular beautiful waterfall, located about 30 kms from Jowai in the district of West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India.

Kynrem Falls (6 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi)

The Kynrem Falls is stunning waterfall located near Cherrapunji in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India. It is an three-tiered waterfall covering a height of 305 m and is the 7th highest waterfalls in India. The base of the falls passes through the motorable road that goes all the way to Bangladesh and a small bridge provides movement for vehicles and people across this waterfall. Kynrem Falls is located at 16km from Cherrapunjee, 70km from Shillong.

Laitlum Canyon, Laitlum Grand Canyon, East Khasi Hills (7 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Laitlum Canyon is a picturesque mountain ridge situated near Shilong in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India. Located at 24 km from Shillong is one of the must visit places in Meghalaya. Laitlum Canyons is a less crowded and less commercial yet beautiful tourist spot known for its sublime natural beauty.

Langshiang Falls (8 out of 18 places to visit in West Khasi)

The Langshiang Falls is located near the village of Sangriang, in West Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Langshiang Falls in Meghalaya are presumed to be the third highest waterfall in India. They are formed as a result of confluence of two streams of Kynshi river. The river splits into two and falls from a height of 1106 feet into a deep gorge in the dense forest of the West Khasi Hills. The lush green surrounding of the region is gaining popularity gradually among the tourists. Langshiang Falls is located at a approx 4km from Sangriang village, 17km from Nongstoin, 106km from Shillong, 200km from Guwahati.

Mawlynnong Village Shillong (9 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Named as of the cleanest villages in Asia, Mawlynnong a small village is in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. Located at approx 78km from Shillong is one of the best Places to Visit in Meghalaya. village houses some of the rarest natural wonders of north east, like the Mawlynnong waterfall, The live root bridge here is the major attraction for all the visitors across the country.

Mawsynram (10 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India. Mawsynram receives one of the highest rainfalls in India, hence is called wettest place on Earth. Located at 65 kilometres from Shillong the capital city of the state Meghalaya.

Nohkalikai Waterfalls (11 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Breathtaking Nohkalikai Falls located near Cherrapunjee in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft, this fall is a great attraction of Cherrapunjee which is one of the wettest place on earth. The ideal time to visit Nohkalikai is during the monsoon season, when the falls are at its most spectacular. Located at 7km from Cherrapunjee , 55km from Shillong the state capital.

Rainbow Falls (12 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Rainbow falls is a serene waterfalls located near Nongriat village in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.

Seven Sisters Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls, East Khasi Hills (13 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Famous Seven-segmented waterfall also called Seven Sisters Falls or Nohsngithiang Falls is located near Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, India. The water falls from a height of 1,033 making it one of the tallest waterfalls in India. Located at just 5km from Cherrapunjee one of the wettest place on earth which receives record rainfall. Its approximately 58km from state capital city Shillong.

Shillong (14 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Shillong is a Beautiful Hill Station town also capital city of the State as well as the District headquarter of East Khasi Hills District in Meghalaya, India. Shillong receives heavy rainfalls during monsoon and hence its a home to several waterfalls and lakes. The presence of many well reputed educational institutions, many of them established by various missionary groups make Shillong the hub of education for the entire north-east. Shillong is 103kms from Guwahati.

Sweet Falls, Kshaid Weitden, East Khasi (15 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi)

Sweet Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in near Shillong in East Khasi district of Meghalaya, India. Falls is about 315 ft in height. It is often termed as the "most beautiful" yet "most dangerous" waterfall in Shillong. The destination is accessible via road. However, tourists are prohibited to go close to the waterfall due the poor route and treacherous nature of the fall. Sweet Falls is located at approx 11km from Shillong.

Tura Peak, Tura, West Garo Hills (16 out of 18 places to visit in West Garo Hills)

Tura is a hilly town and a municipality in West Garo Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. One of the largest towns in Meghalaya, Tura is a valley located at the foothills of the Tura Hills and right below the Tura Peak. The climate in Tura is moderate throughout the year and has a large number of interesting and unexplored areas.

Umiam Lake, Barapani Lake, East Khasi Hills (17 out of 18 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Umiam Lake. More popularly known as Barapani or Big Water lake this is the biggest artificial lake in the State of Meghalaya. Located at 15 km north of Shillong the state capital. The lake was formed after a dam was constructed to generate hydroelectric power. The scenic Umiam Lake is encircled by lush green East Khasi hills that form one of the best panoramic sights for nature-lovers in the country.

Umngot River, Dawki, East Jaintia Hills (18 out of 18 places to visit in East Jaintia Hills )

Umngot River, possibly India’s cleanest river, flows through Dawki, a small but busy town in the East Jaintia Hills district near the Indo-Bangladesh border, In Meghalaya, India. Dawki serves as a busy trade route between India and Bangladesh where hundreds of trucks pass every day.


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