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MEGHALAYA

The state is a land locked territory of lovely hills with abounding sylvan beauty. Bounded on the north and east by Assam and Bangladesh on the south and the west. Its hilly terrain with varied elevation and heavy rainfall account for a rich variety of flora and fauna. The state is famous for its beautiful butterflies and exotic orchids. Hornbills, Cloded Leopards, Golden Cats, Golden Langurs are some of its unique wildlife.


Meghalaya is the homeland of three of India's ancient hill tribes eg, The Khasis, the Jaintias, and the Garos. The people here are strongly build and very hard working. Dance, Music and Sports reflect their way of life. Absence of Caste divisions and equality of sexes happen to be distinctive feature of their community life.

 


Shillong

Shillong
Shillong, located at a height of 1,496 mts above sea level, is the capital of Meghalaya. The city derives its name from the deity Shyllong or Lei Shyllong, which is worshipped at the Shillong Peak. Shillong is an exquisite hill station nestling on a plateau of the Khasi and Jaintia hills & Assam. Visit the secretariat, Raj bhawan ward, lake Bishop and Beadon Falls, The gold cup and of course the colorful Bazars.


Shillong Peak

Shillong Peak
An ideal picnic spot, it is just 10 kms from the city. Located at an altitude of 1965 m, it offers a panoramic view of the idyllic surroundings.


Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee
Situated in one of the heaviest rain-belts in the world, Cherrapunjee is 56 kms from Shillong, and perched at an altitude of 1300 m. This lovely town with its beautiful Nohsngithiang waterfalls, is also famous for its limestone caves and orange honey.


Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong
Mawlynnong/Mawlynnong Village located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, also referred as ‘God’s own garden’ has won the acclaim of being the cleanest village in Asia in 2003. The village known for its cleanliness is located around 90 kms from Shillong and is a community based eco-tourism initiative. The community has made collective effort to maintain the ambience of a clean village. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a trek to the living root bridge at a neighbouring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.


Jowai

Jowai
This village is dotted with a number of caves and caverns, used as hideouts during the wars between the Jaintia Kings and foreign intruders.


Tura

Tura
Tura, a town in the Garo Hills, boasts of a wonderful landscape of lofty hills, against a backdrop of low-lying plains, with the mighty river Brahmaputra, dramatically rushes through, towards Bangladesh.


Syndai

Syndai
This village is dotted with a number of caves and caverns, used as hideouts during the wars between the Jaintia Kings and foreign intruders.



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