Meghalaya- The Land of Cottony Clouds

One of the seven sister states in the north-east, Meghalaya’s beauty is boundless. Pine scented forests, crystal clear rivers, living root bridges, sacred forests, and cascading waterfalls- Meghalaya is abundantly blessed with the bounties of nature. Its natural beauty is complemented by its rich colonial legacy and the ethnic charm of its vibrant Garo & Khasi tribes. Join us on a journey through this realm of the clouds and experience the unparalleled beauty of Meghalaya.

Major Destinations of Meghalaya

Shillong- A Dream Destination

This picturesque capital of Meghalaya; with its lush highlands, colonial churches, Georgian bungalows, and cobbled streets; totally lives up to its sobriquet of “the Scotland of the East”. A city of cascading waterfalls, clear lakes, pretty parks, quirky cafes and classic rock music scene; Shillong’s old-world charm is sure to mesmerize you.

Major Attractions of Shillong

  • Umiam Lake
  • The Sacred Forest of Mawphlang
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Cathedral Catholic Church
  • Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Culture
  • Lady Hydri Park & Zoo
  • Elephant Falls

Cheerapunji- Greener than Green

Painted in a thousand shades of green, Cherrapunji is a perfect place to unwind in the lap of nature. Dense foliage, thunderous waterfalls, swirling clouds and stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh- Cherrapunji is nature at its best. Walk on the locally devised living root bridges over foaming rivers to get the real feel of Cherrapunji.

Major Attractions of Cheerapunji

  • Double Decker Living Root Bridge- A 150- year-old manmade wonder
  • Nohkalikai Falls
  • Mausmai Caves
  • The Seven Sisters Falls
  • Thangkharang Park

Mawlynnong Village- Spic & Span

This sparking clean village of Meghalaya has earned the distinction of being the cleanest village in Asia. Manicured flower beds, immaculate lawns and strategic view point offering fantastic views of Bangladeshi plains.- Mawlynnong is certainly clean, green and serene.

Dawki- Explore the Glassy Umgot

Right next to the India-Bangladesh border, lies the tiny village of Dawki that is known for its crystal glass-like River Umgot. Take a boat ride on the emerald mirror-like river and watch the colorful fish flitting between rocks in the clear waters of Umgot.

Fairs and Festivals of Meghalaya

  • Autumn Festival- Tourism Festival, Shillong
  • Nongkrem Festival- Khasi Harvest Festival
  • Bacardi NH7 Weekender- Rock Music Festival, Shillong
  • Behdeinkhlam Festival- Jaintia Farming Festival.
  • Cherry Blossoms Festival, Shillong
  • Wangala Festival- Garo Festival of Thanksgiving.
  • Strawberry Festival, Sohliya

Shopping in Meghalaya

Brightly colored hand-woven shawls, woolens, bamboo & cane furniture & artifacts, fish & pork pickles, Khasi organic scrub, and the local fruit wine Sohiong are some must-pick souvenirs from Meghalaya.

Food in Meghalaya

Meghalaya’s cuisine is a non-vegetarians delight, especially for the pork lovers. Ja Doh (Rice with pork or Chicken), Doh Kleh- Pork & Onions recipe, Doh kha sdieh (fried fish) and Doh Shiar Ngiong (meat curry) are some of the delicacies of Meghalaya.

Best Time to Visit

Meghalaya’s pleasant climate makes it an all-year-round destination. However, the tourist influx is maximum from February to May in summers and then from October to December in winters.
Join us on our North-East Seven Sisters Tours for a short sojourn in the gorgeous state of Meghalaya. A bundle of picturesque landscapes & vibrant culture, Meghalaya is a traveler’s delight.

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