Meghalaya is an adventure lover’s gold coast. If you are seeking adventure, Meghalaya has it all from trekking, camping, caving, rock climbing, water sports and much more.
Meghalaya literally means the abode of the clouds. Sitting between the Assam valley and the plains of Bangladesh this pristine, cool and pine- scented state is truly the Scotland of the East as it is known. Meghalaya has the most beautiful and unique blessings of Mother Nature. At every turn of the horse shaped rocky cliffs and on winding mountain roads that take you to the upper reaches of this wonderful place, wildflowers greet you and waterfalls cascade into shimmering silver streaks. Shillong the capital of Meghalaya makes you feel like that it is a piece of Scotland transplanted to this part of the world. The Welsh influence in Shillong can be seen in Sohra or Cherrapunjee. The fierce animists converted into Christianity long back but some tribal traditions still endure around Sohra.
Leh Duh or Bara Bazar
Meghalaya has a lot of caves to explore and most of them are located around Cherrapunjee, Shella Nonhe gjri, Mawsynram and Langrin. Krem Mawkhyrdop, Krem Dam, Krem Lymput are the caves in the region. The Mawsmai and Krem Mawjymbuin are other impressive caves. The Jaintia Hills boasts of the longest natural cave in India, the Krem Liat Prah. This is one of the 150 known caves here. The dominant feature of the cave is the great trunk passage.
Meghalaya endowed with natural biosphere reserves that shelter a number of rare animals and birds is a favourite of animal lovers. The exotic flora and fauna of the parks there is an attraction for all who have an eye for Mother Nature and her gifts.
Balpakram National park
Nokrek Biosphere Reserve
Siju Bird Sanctuary
Baghmara Reserve forest