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Everything you need to know about Meghalaya Tourism

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Do you like exploring some insanely breath-taking snippets of nature? let’s have a look at Meghalaya Tourism.

Our north-eastern part of India has some fascinating and exciting places to offer. And Meghalaya is the most charming state of them all. The natural beauty and the indigenous charm of Meghalaya tourism have made this state a desirable destination for travelers and for all those who seek a little difference in their travel. The scenic landscape, cascading waterfalls, beloved sparkling river, and terraced slopes can soothe one’s soul. 

wtaerfall in meghalaya

The chirruping of birds, an abundance of greenery is unreal to eyes. Meghalaya is truly a vibrant state blessed with rich wildlife. Here is a pick of attractions.

1. Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong is popularly known as “God’s own Garden” and is absolutely worthy of this name. It was awarded the title “cleanest village in Asia” by Discover India in 2003. This place has phenomenal beauty and purest way of life. And the people have built an astounding sky view platform from bamboo atop the tallest tree in the forest. Interestingly, inhabitants of the Khasi tribe believe in matriarchy and women are the head of the house. You totally want to experience this, right. 

 Mawlynnong, is popularly known as "God's own Garden" and is absolutely worthy of this name.

2. Krang Suri falls

With cascades as blue as the sky itself, the Krang Suri is one of the most alluring falls of Meghalaya. The Krang Suri is the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasing site surrounded by greenery and big rocks that will make you fall in love with the place.

With cascades as blue as the sky itself, the Krang Suri is one of the most alluring falls of Meghalaya.

3. Mawphlang Sacred Forest

The holy forest has a stunning life type of plants, blooming trees, orchids, and butterflies. A perfect site for nature sweethearts. There is just one principle, to be followed in this holy woods that is – “You can’t remove anything from this timberland, else the divinity gets upset”. What grows in here stays here.

4. Living root bridges

This is the most famous bridge in Cherrapunji and human’s finest creation of all time. Of all the living root bridges in Meghalaya, the double-decker root bridge in Cherrapunji and the single-decker root bridge in Shillong are the distinctive bridges in the world and make for the foremost attraction in the northeast.                

bridge made up of roots in meghalaya

5. Mawsmai Fall

An awe-inspiring cascade rising out of the slopes. This is known to be one of the highest waterfalls in India. It is also called the Seven Sisters Waterfalls or Nohsngithiang Falls. It is a great normal miracle.

waterfall in meghalaya

 Cherrapunji, with foggy and feathery mists painting the blue sky, rich green valleys, frothing, and sprinkling white brooks, everything in Cherrapunji resembles a striking composition that leaves the vacationers wonderstruck. Other Myriad waterfalls such as the Nohkalikai Falls, which is the fourth highest waterfall in the world, the Dainthlen Waterfalls, and the Kynrem Waterfalls are the major attractions in Cherrapunji. 

6. Dawki

The city becomes a major attraction of tourist activities especially during the spring months as it hosts the boat riding competition on the Umngot River. The surrounding gorgeous greenery, the cold water of the lush river, and the beautiful suspension bridge on the River Umngot make Dawki even more exciting. 

Meghalaya has three Mongoloid clans and numerous unmistakable dishes like Narikol or Khapse to entertain yourself or appetizing dishes like Khar, Zan, or Gyathuk to satisfy your taste buds.

time for some meghalyan food!

1. Doh Khlieh

Doh Khlieh is a Scrumptious Traditional Salad. It is a typical Khasi pork dish and everyone has their style of making it. Basically, made up of minced pork, onions, and chilies.

 2. Pumaloi

One of the favorite rice dish of Meghalayan cuisine. Pumaloi essentially means powdered rice, which has been steamed. Stuffed with raw grated coconut, this delicacy reflects a unique part of the Khasi culture.

3. Jadoh

It is especially appetizing because of its rich and unique blend of flavors and color. Jadoh is red rice, cooked with generous amounts of pork meat. Sometimes, it also cooked with chicken or fish. It’s like a pulse and tastes incredible.

rice famous dish of meghalaya

4. Dohneiiong

One of the most beautiful, attractive, and brightening dishes of the Khasi culinary custom, Dohneiiong is a sauce based pork dish cooked in dark sesame seed glue. With an unmistakable hearty flavor, it’s pork sweethearts amuse. 

One of the most beautiful, attractive, and brightening dishes of the Khasi culinary custom, Dohneiiong is a sauce based pork dish cooked in dark sesame seed glue. With an unmistakable hearty flavor, it's pork sweethearts amuse.

5. Kyat

Kyat the Meghalayan brew drink made up of fermented rice which has a unique flavor to relish. every occasion is incomplete without Kyat. Indeed it’s a very tasty drink. everyone should try this drink once in a lifetime.

 Markets are an ultimate joyous place for shopaholics and when it’s done in a green land like Meghalaya, the excitement multiplies. Few spots to catch are- 

1. Lew Sohra Bazar

Here different tribes sell local products. And if you are a fan of artificial jewelry then this is the place for you. The vivid antique junk jewelry and colorful sandals will awestruck you.  Definitely, a place to visit.

 LEW SOHRA BAZARHere different tribes sells local produce. And if you are a fan of artificial jewelry then this is the place for you. The vivid antique junk jewelry and colorful sandals will awestruck you.  Definitely, a place to visit.

 2. OB Shopping Mall

This is the fanciest place which offers chic modern clothes. The building has multiple shops on it. It’s one of the best places to explore clothes, books, branded items, choice of liquor.

clothes in a shopping mall

 Meghalaya has some surreal beauty which is a true magic to the eyes. Few things that you should definitely take back along with beautiful memories are bamboo handicrafts which is an absolute piece of art, organic products like handmade soaps, essential oils, sohiong wine, and lot more naturally crafted things. The delicate shawls and Scottish cloth are extremely classy and a must buy. 

handicraft basket and meghalayan saree

Meghalaya is endowed with an incredible landscape making it an ideal getaway for those seeking a retreat that’s off the beaten track. Visit this miraculous state will make your holiday a memorable one.

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