Top Places To Visit in Meghalaya

Top places to visit in Meghalaya are Shillong, Cherrapunji, Mawsynram, Tura, Jowai, Nongpoh and many more.

Updated: June 21, 2020

Top places to visit in Meghalaya are Shillong, Cherrapunji, Mawsynram, Tura, Jowai, Nongpoh and many more.  


Shillong:

Shillong, also known as the 'Scotland of the East' is the capital of Meghalaya. It derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak.
This hill station is known for its picturesque sights and traditions standing as tall as 1496 meters. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind with soothing climate makes Shillong suitable to visit in all seasons.


Cherrapunji:

Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. It is known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees. To the northeast, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point overlooks verdant gorges. 
The waterfalls in the area only compliment the climate and the flattering pleasant air around. These include the Dain Thelen falls, Noh Sngithiang falls, Noh Kalikai falls and more.


Mawsynram:

The mesmerizing village of Mawsynram is known as one of the wettest place in the world that is located in the East Khasi Hill district of Meghalaya. It is a perfect destination to behold the beauty of the rains. Mawsynram is 1400 m above sea level. The rains are so powerful in Mawsynram that the local villagers have to make use of thick grass to sound-proof their homes from the thunderous rain.


Tura:

Tura is  relatively large town in Meghalaya is located in the West Garo Hills. The main attraction of this town is the Nokrek National Park which is 12km from the town where various animals such as the leopard, golden cat, wild buffalo, pheasant and many more find habitat. Rongbang Dar Falls and the Siju caves are other attraction of Tura.


Jowai: 

Jowai is famous for its scenic setting and breathtaking views that is located in the Jaintia Hills district. The place is a rich mix of heritage and cultures which reflects in the lifestyle of the town folks. Lakes are the main attraction of Jowai. The Thadlaskein Lake and Lalong Park are the famous tourists hot spots. Syntu Ksiar is also a popular destination on the shores of river Myntdu.


Nongpoh:

Nongpoh is quite a favourite as a stopover before reaching Shillong that is situated very close to the gorgeous Brahmaputra plains. Nongpoh is the administrative headquarters of Ri-Bhoi district of the Indian state of Meghalaya. The serene climatic conditions with encircling plush green trees and beautiful rivers makes it a perfect holiday destination.

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