Meghalaya is a state in north-east India. Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sister States of northeast India. The state of Meghalaya is mountainous, with stretches of valley and highland plateaus, and it is geologically rich. Shillong, known as the “Scotland of the East” is the capital of Meghalaya. Meghalaya official language is English. People of Meghalaya is also speak Khasi, Pnar and Garo. 70% of the state is covered by forests, notable for their biodiversity of mammals, birds, and plants. The Meghalayan forests are considered to be among the richest botanical habitats of Asia.
Meghalaya has 2 National Parks and 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries. There is huge opportunities in the form of mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and hiking, caving (spelunking) and water sports. There is several trekking routes, some of which also afford an opportunity to encounter rare animals. The Umiam Lake has a water sports complex with facilities such as sailing boats, cruise-boats, rowboats, paddleboats, speedboats and water-scooters.
Cherrapunji, wettest place on Earth is one of the popular tourist locations in north-east of India. It holds the all-time record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and in a year. The town is well known and has guided tours of Tree Root Bridges.
Waterfalls and rivers:
Nongkhnum Island – West Khasi Hills district.
Sacred groves – 25 kilometres from Shillong. It’s a scenic nature destination.
Mawlynnong – Living Root Bridges, hiking trails and rock formations.
Umiam Lake – on the Guwahati-Shillong road.
Thangkharang Park, the Eco-park, the Botanical Garden and Lady Hydari Park
Balpakram National Park
The Nokrek National Park – in Garo Hills.
Estimated more than 500 natural limestone and sandstone caves spread over the entire state.
Krem Liat Prah – the longest cave and Synrang Pamiang – the deepest cave in Jaintia Hills.
Other important places of tourism:
Ranikor: 140 km from Shillong
Dawki: 96 km from Shillong
Kshaid Dain Thlen Falls near Sohra
Diengiei Peak: west of the Shillong plateau
Kyllang Rock: 11 kilometres off Mairang
Sacred Forest Mawphlang: about 25 kilometres off Shillong