Embraced by nature lovers for its climatic phenomenon, Meghalaya is aptly referred to as the ‘Abode of Clouds’. It clearly indicates to rain in the mountainous region. The land beckons hordes of tourists with unmatched natural beauty that can be seen in its soothing waterfalls, gushing rivers, spectacular mountain streams and emerald-green lakes. The hilltops here allow you to savor the majestic views. It is primarily inhabited by three tribes known as the Garos, the Khasis and the Jaintias. The land also boasts of its extraordinary village craft art. The state presents a fascinating amalgam of modern and traditional life.
Let’s explore the Meghalaya tourist places.
The proud capital city, Shillong is all about scenic splendor of nature. The land with rolling hills, sliver clouds, wild flowers and amazing slopes can be best experienced on your travel to Meghalaya. The musical climate coupled with sound of wind, falls and streams is a treat to traveller’s soul.
Known for enjoying the world heaviest rainfall, it lies around 53 km from Shillong. Snuggled amidst deep gorges, the site is adjacent to the limestone caves. It shelters the oldest Presbyterian Church. Besides, it is famous for its orange orchards and honey.
It serves as an ideal picnic spot for tourists. Locally known as ‘Umdiengpun’, this cascading falls is snuggled in dells of fern-surrounded rocks. A beautifully paved footpath along with wooden bridges also adds charm to the entire woodland scene.
The land is famous for enchanting caves that are made of limestone. The caves speak volume of their formation of stalactites and stalagmites. It results in joining the roof and floor creating structure that resembles to pillar.
Lady Hydari Park and Mini Zoo
The park is established in Japanese style which makes it stand apart from other attractions lying here. It is perfectly combined with a zoo, park and stretches of flower bed that make it a perfect choice to relax with family and friends on vacation. The zoo allows children to get acquainted with different animal species.
Shopping in Meghalaya
The tribes of Meghalaya are known for their exceptional handicrafts. Visitors can come across a plethora of handicrafts and similar objects. The place enables you to buy from a variety of cane mats & baskets, pineapple fiber articles, carpets, tribal jewellery and bamboo items. Main shopping areas here include Police Bazaar, Bara Bazaar and Laitumukhrah.