First solo trip? Need a break from your hectic schedule and time to unwind in nature? Looking for an adventurous trip? a romantic trip for yourself? One of the most dreamy destinations to visit in India, Meghalaya has everything under the sun, and we are not kidding. You can visit gorgeous waterfalls, beautiful lakes, hills, valleys, and root bridges and learn some fascinating history. If you are the adventurous type, you can indulge in tonnes of activities like zip lining, trekking, hiking, kayaking, and more.
Let’s go back to the basics. Did you know Meghalaya literally translates into “living amongst the clouds”? The city has amazing high waterfalls and thick rainforests, which receive 11777 mm of rainfall each year, making it one of the rainiest places on earth. One of the top places to visit in Meghalaya is Shillong, which is also called “Scotland of the East.” The scenic beauty of Meghalaya cannot be described in words but must be experienced.
You cannot visit Meghalaya and not see the most gorgeous waterfalls in the city. Visit Elephant Falls, which is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Shillong and has three beautiful cascades. Another must-see place in Meghalaya is the Seven Sister Falls, where you can witness the beautiful flow of the brooks surrounded by lush green forests.
One of the top places to visit in Meghalaya is its iconic root bridges, which are believed to have been built by the Khasi tribes that once lived in the eastern parts of Meghalaya. You can witness over 100 living root bridges that are spread across different parts of the city. One of the most popular root bridges is the double-decker root bridge in Cherrapunji, which is also recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you love adventurous activities, go on a trek to these marvellous living root bridges, and don’t forget to take a selfie.
Now, who doesn’t love the sight of the beautiful, crystal-clear river? One of the top attractions in Meghalaya is Dawki, one of the most underrated and exquisite natural beauties in India. Our absolutely amazing local expert will take you on a boat ride where you can observe everything beneath the surface and try to find some marine life. You can also take a dip in these gorgeous waters and swim around.
Visit the cleanest village in Asia
Also known as “God’s own garden,” you cannot forget to visit Mawlinnong on your trip to the spectacular state of Meghalaya. Did you know that, apart from being the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlinnong has also achieved a 100% literacy rate? This picturesque city has it all, from living root bridges to beautiful waterfalls, iconic churches, and lush green jungles that have amazing spots for trekking, making it one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. You have to try their mouth-watering dishes. Made from organically grown vegetables and meat, which comes from in-house-bred animals, Mawlinnong has some amazing dishes, such as Jadoh and Tungrymbai, which are must-tries.
Meet the Locals
One of the best ways to explore the city is with the locals, who are aware of the city, and you can have an amazing cultural experience. Wondering where you can find a local who will help you explore the city?
Lucky for you, we have an amazing local expert in Meghalaya who will take you around and help you learn the fascinating history of the place. Stay at the homestays, which are owned by local families, and try some delicious, mouth-watering food.
So, why wait to go on this amazing journey? Click here to learn more about our exciting trip to Meghalaya.