The astoundingly beautifully state of Meghalaya literally means ‘The Abode of Clouds’. The state remains the most visited tourist destination in all of North East for its immense natural beauty. It remains one of the most easily accessible destinations in the North East and is home to some of the most beautiful valleys, breathtakingly majestic hills, and cascading waterfalls.
The top 5 places you should not miss when in Meghalaya:
- Elephant Falls
The cascading waterfall called the Elephant Falls is another spot that leaves the tourists awestruck. The structure on the rocks of the waterfall resembles an Elephant and thus, the name Elephant Falls came into being. The best time to visit the place is during the sunset when the water shines with the fading light of the sun and there is pristine serenity in the place.
- All Saints Church, Shillong
So when you have had a tryst with nature, enjoyed trekking, learned history, it’s time to admire the architecture in Meghalaya! This Anglican Church is located in the heart of the city in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya and is easily accessible. You can enjoy the green stretch of nature at the entrance of the church and admire the tastefully done woodwork at the altar.
- Umiam Lake, Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh
The Umiam Lake located in Nongpoh, Meghalaya is the chief source of water to Shillong and a result of a reservoir that is made due to the dam at the place. The lake looks exceptionally beautiful during the winter months from October to February and completely different in the summer months, from May to July. The lake has often been compared to the Scottish water bodies due to its picturesque beauty.
- IalAlongrk, Jowai
Along Park that is located 10 km from Jowai can be rightly called a hidden gem since it is often ignored by travelers traveling to the state of Meghalaya. This lush green park should definitely be on your ‘to visit’ list for its view of the Myndtu River and the natural landscape of Meghalaya.
- Mawlynnong Village, Shillong
When discussing the Top 5 Places to visit in Meghalaya, youcannot afford to miss the Mawlynnong Village in Shillong that has been voted as Asia’s cleanest village consecutively and is also home to some of the rarest wonders of Meghalaya. The village roads are absolutely clean and seem like they have been newly laid.
Therefore, your time to pack bags for Meghalaya starts immediately. Your overwhelming traveling scenario will create a better experience for your trip today!