With highlands playing hide-n-seek with mist and carpeted with lush green subtropical forests, Meghalaya enjoys the distinction of being India’s wettest place. Often called the Scotland of the East owing to its mesmerizing natural grandeur, this Northeast Indian state in rich in biodiversity and unfolds surprises like living root bridges, silvery waterfalls and incredibly deep natural sandstone and limestone caves. Inhabiting the sacred hills of Garo, Jaintia and Khasi are the indigenous tribes with a magnetic culture they love to share with the visitors.
It is Meghalaya’s major claim to fame and indeed an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the tribal huts, sacred groves, beautiful handicrafts, invigorating festivals and amazing lifestyle of the tribesmen here. Meghalaya is also famous for caving adventure with India’s longest (Krem Liat Prah) and one of the deepest (Synrang Pamiang) caves to its credit. Krem Lashinng, Krem Mawmluh, Krem Umshangktat and other caves with interesting formations are great expeditions for tourists. Other highlights include Mawlynnong (Asia’s cleanest village); Shillong, the state capital known for lakes, falls and peaks; Elephant Falls and Balpakam National Park.
The north eastern states are like hidden jewels on the tourism map of India and the fact that these are less explored makes them even more attractive and desirable destinations for tourists.