Meghalaya

‘Megh’ means cloud. ‘Alaya’ means home. In true sense, Meghalaya is the ‘abode of clouds’. Mawsynram, a village of Meghalaya holds record for the highest rainfall of the world. Meghalaya is one of the Seven-Sister States of North-Eastern India (See map). It is divided in three hilly regions: Garo Hills (Eastern part), Khasi Hills (Central part) and Jayantia Hills (Western part), home for the indigenous tribes like Garo, Khasi and Jayantia. Meghalaya is close to our heart for its eye-soothing greenery, hills, rivers, waterfalls, caves, flora & fauna, local culture and traditions; and last but not the least is the amazing living root-bridges.

Blogs we have written on Meghalaya are as follows:

Umden: A Place of Non-Violent Silk

Kongthong: A Land of Melodious Identity

Umngot: The Glass River of India

Mawlyngbna: Hidden Holes of Meghalaya

Mawphlang: Season Matters!

Places we have visited in Meghalaya, but yet not blogged on are:

  • Shillong (Capital of Meghalaya)
  • Cherrrapunji (Multiple waterfalls)
  • Mawsynram (Highest rainfall of the world)
  • Mawlynnong (Asia’s Cleanest Village)
  • Nongriat (Double-Decker Root-Bridge)
  • Nartiang (Monoliths)
  • Krang Suri (Waterfalls)

If you have queries on above mentioned places, please feel free to ask.

 

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