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One of the most popular and visited destinations in North East India, Meghalaya is the abode of clouds. This breezy pine-fresh mountain state is 70% forested which makes it a lavish retreat for the devotees of flora. The state gives you numerous opportunities to partake in activities like trekking, mountaineering, hiking, rock climbing and caving amidst ample of nature all around.

Top Places to Visit in Meghalaya include:

Living Root Bridges of Cherapunjee (the rainiest place in India) remain the state’s most fascinating lures. They are found in the West Jaintia Hills and East Khasi Hills and look splendid due to their unusual formation. Mawlynnong Village of Meghalaya has been voted as Asia’s cleanest village where dusty roads are like a distant dream. The Mawlynnong waterfall here is the most beautiful waterfall making its way through lush vegetation. Trekking enthusiasts never miss a chance to explore the Laitlum Canyon which can be accessed by taking a trek of around 4-5 hours. Reaching here is a rewarding experience as you can rest here while spotting the most beautiful sunrise and sunset.

Another hidden gem of Meghalaya is the Ialong Park, about 10 kms from Jowai. The park looks stunning with never ending vistas of greenery all around. Here you can also relish views of the Myndtu River which soothe your tired nerves. Wildlife enthusiasts must explore the Balpakram National Park where a spectrum of species resides. The Park is also an observation point for birds. Visiting the Umiam Lake during winter months has its own charms. Umiam Lake provides water supply to Shillong and is known for its unbelievable picturesque beauty. Here travelers can partake in group water boat rowing. Also, spot the unusual Mawsmai Cave which gives explorers an eerie experience. Spot the astonishing stalagmite and stalactite formations here which give a great thrill. Elephant Falls remain the most popular waterfall of Shillong. Water of this waterfall cascades down from three very lucid steps, which adds to its beauty. Do not miss an evening view of Elephant falls which looks supernatural.

How to Reach

By Air: Closest airport from Meghalaya is located in Guwahati at a distance of 159 km.

By Train: Nearest railway station to the state is located in Guwahati (Assam).

By Road: Meghalaya can be accessed by road with great ease; however, driving can be tricky during rainy season.

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