Hey Readers … how is everything going? … I hope you guys are fit, fine, and healthy. So it’s been a long time for you guys that you are sitting at home. I know you guys are bored… me too, by sitting at home watching old and boring movies. But of a sudden I remembered a state which is also called as “abode of clouds”, by the way, the word “Abode” means “the place where one lives”, so it means home of clouds… feeling excited? Same here … so this state is known by the name of Meghalaya.
Okay let’s plan a trip in this state, so before we explore places in Meghalaya, first we should know a bit about Meghalaya. So here we go.
Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states of India, as we already know that this state is known as “abode of clouds” the reason behind for saying this, is that, this place is mainly in a season of rainfall and sunshine around the year. This place is famous for hills, waterfalls national parks and much more, which we are going to explore.
Okay everyone it’s time to have some awesome foods in Meghalaya, so here it’s -Jadoh, Nakham Bitchi, Dohkhlieh, Pumaloi, Bamboo Shoots, and Momos. Don’t worry guys. You are going to taste all these mouth-watering dishes in Meghalaya.
What is Meghalaya trip without folk dances of Meghalaya, I know, nothing… okay so don’t worry I’m here, so let’s know the famous dances of this cloudy state -shad sukmysiem, shad nоngkrem, derоgata, dо Dru Sua and lahо.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MEGHALAYA
So our waiting is going to end here, we are going to explore this beautiful state of India, so the places that we are going to explore here is the list of places that we are going to explore:
- Elephant Falls
- Balpakram National Park
- Kyllang Rock
- Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Okay everyone we are starting our trip by visiting one of the best cities of Meghalaya called Shillong. This city lies in the eastern part of the state as well as the capital of state MEGHALAYA.
The best part of this place is that you can experience waterfalls, beautiful high mountains full of greenery with blue sky and with white clouds. Trust me guys your goanna love this beautiful city, not only this you will be amazed at their culture and their traditional rituals.
I must insist that you should visit this beautiful city.
Okay everyone after visiting a beautiful city it’s time to visit a town called Cheerapunji. This town is located on the Shillong Plateau around 355 km southwest of Shillong.
This place is famous for its waterfalls its mountain views and much more. But of course, the places that you can visit in Cheerapunji were Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Eco Park, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Thangkharang Park, and Wakaba Falls. I know you are excited by knowing all these places.
So instead of thinking, just book your tickets guys, and go for it.
3. ELEPHANT FALLS
So are you guys ready to witness one of the most famous falls of Meghalaya called Elephant Falls. This waterfall is located around 12 km away from the Shillong city center.
When you visit these waterfalls you will be amazed by its surrounding, this waterfall is surrounded by natural beauty where you can take gorgeous pictures and selfies. You can find peace which is spread in the air of elephant falls. You can also catch the glimpse of green trees which are reflected on the water below.
Guys, it will be more fun when you visit this beautiful waterfall, see you there.
4. BALPAKRAM NATIONAL PARK
So after visiting an amazing waterfall which is covered with the greenery of nature, the next place we are going to explore is a National Park called Balpakram National Park. This park is located on South Garo Hills of Meghalaya.
You know the word “Balpakram” means “Land of the eternal wind” but it is a kind of myth of the Grao people, by the way, the word “eternal” means, lasting or existing forever.
In this national park, you will witness various endangered wildlife. There are various types of species like Indian elephant, chital deer, wild water buffalo, red panda, Bengal tiger, and marbled cat.
Guys, I personally recommend you to visit this national park so that you will get to know how many animals are in danger of extinction.
Okay everyone after visiting a national park, why don’t we visit a town? I know you guys can’t deny it, so here it is I’m presenting you a town called Mawsynram. This town is located in the East Khasi Hills district.
Yeah so, what’s so special in this town? I’ll tell you, this town is famous for caves and falls. The places that you can visit in this town were Mawsmai caves, Mawsmai Falls, Nohkalikai falls, Mawlyngbna falls, and Cherrapunjee.
Okay everyone so what’s your plan? I’m guessing that you already planned to visit this town.
BY SEEING YOUR excitement I’m going to tell you about one more town called Tura. This town is located at the foothills of the Tura Hills.
Not only this you can also say that Tura is a valley and hill town. By the word “Hill” you can say that it, in this town you can also include trekking and can explore nearby areas also like- Nokrek National Park, Pelga Falls, Tura Peak, Darga of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba, and Siju Caves.
So I’m hoping you will visit this beautiful town.
7. KYLLANG ROCK
Okay everybody, are you ready to explore a giant rock in Meghalaya? Then, let’s go to visit one of the most popular tourist destinations called Kyllang Rock. This rock is located around 78 km away from Shillong.
This is an extraordinary giant rock, where you can take amazing selfies near the rock, not only this you can also experience silence and peace there because it is surrounded by trees and plants.
If you want to have some peace in your daily life or with problems then this place is the best suited for you.
Okay everyone after having some peace in your mind, let’s explore another village in Meghalaya called Mawlnnong. This place is situated 90 km from Shillong.
This village is one of the cleanest areas of Meghalaya, because of its cleanness, it gained publicity as the cleanest village in Asia. This village is also considered God’s Own Garden. Cleanness is the reason for its public attraction. You can also witness beautiful houses that are surrounded by long trees and small gorgeous flowers.
I hope you guys explore this village and its cleanness.
Okay everybody after visiting a clean village; it’s time to visit a fabulous town called Dawki. This town is located in a town in the West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Dawki is famous for its mind-blowing bridge, in which you can do boating, and trust me guys when you experience this boating you will fall in love with nature.
The place near the Dawki that you can visit were Umngot River, Jaflong Zero Point, and Burhill Waterfall. All these places are filled with natural beauty, when you visit these places you will consider yourself lucky.
I know you will explore all these places that I mentioned above, see you there.
10. DOUBLE DECKER LIVING ROOT BRIDGE
Hey friends, the next place, where we are going to explore the double-decker living root bridge… It is one of the famous places of Meghalaya.
First of all, you should know the meaning of “living root bridge”. Living Root Bridge is a bridge, which is formed from the living plant roots naturally, it is not human-made. And as I said double-decker means there are two living roots, so just imagine how beautiful that natural bridge.
I hope you will visit this magical place.
Okay everybody here it is the end of this trip… I hope you love the trip to this house of clouds… don’t wait guys just book your tickets and go for it…I hope I can see you on the next trip till then…HAPPY JOURNEY… KEEP LOVING AND KEEP SMILING.
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