Tucked in the northeast of India, less-walked by mankind, Meghalaya is home to living root bridges and an abundance of calm, peace and tourist attractions. Known as the Abode of the Clouds, Meghalaya throughout the year enjoys a distinct environment of its own.
With this much to offer, a trip to Meghalaya should come automatically to travellers. And in case if it doesn’t, then here are the best places in Meghalaya that you will inspire you to book your tickets to the wettest place on Earth.
Mesmerizing us with its eternal beauty, Mawsynram is the fittest place in the world to witness the magic of rain. Entailing majestic waterfalls, including Mavsmai waterfall and Nohalikalai falls, Mawsynram is a small village in Meghalaya renowned for its hospitality and soundproof homes.
2. Living Roots
Possibly the one thing you would forever remember Meghalaya for are the roots bridges it homes deep in its tropical forests. The man-made bridges perfected by the indigenous Khasi tribe hail from the roots rubber trees and would offer a breathtaking picture-perfect spot to its visitors. There are two places that you can see the bridges: near Cherrapunji and Mawlynnong.
Dawki is a border town in Meghalaya in the east of Mawlynnong popular for boating activities on Umngot River. For facts, the International Radcliffe Line border between India and Bangladesh is situated here, which locals from both the countries cross. When on a boat ride on the river, it’s not difficult to judge that you are sailing on the cleanest water on Earth.
4. Laitlum Canyon
Laitlum translates to ‘end of hills,’ and once you behold it through naked eyes, you will feel like you have reached the end of the world. Tucked in East Khasi Hills of Shillong, Laitlum Canyon is a trekkers paradise and offers views that would stir your soul to brew a never-quenching thirst for nature.
Mysterious Monoliths can be found across Meghalaya that had been erected by the local tribes as a symbol of remembrance. These less-touched and less-explored can be 10 meters in height. The best part? The lack of interest in monoliths among tourists makes them the best spot to escape the crowd.
6. Elephant Falls
Get drenched in what we feel would be the freshest water we would ever taste at Elephant Falls. The ‘Three-Step Waterfall’ is a must-add to you Meghalaya itinerary where you can seek calm while soaking your feet in waters coming right from the heaven. Maybe.