Meghalaya is a northeastern State of India . The name of Meghalaya derived from two sanskrit words” megha” means clouds and “alaya”means house or abode . So it is called abode of clouds. Britishers nicknamed it the “Scotland of India” Meghalaya is one of the seven sisters States of North-east States of India. You can find variety of activities, sights, food and festivals to the tourists. Meghalaya mesmerize with its hiils, valleys ,lakes , caves, waterfalls and of course with clouds. Clouds give it a very sceneric and beautiful look.the former wettest place cherrapunji and current wettest place mawsynram both are located here. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It is called Scotland of India because it is surrounded by magnificent lakes and hills .
The living Double-Decker root bridge is very famous in cherrapunji because of its hiking and trekking activities. don’t forget to visit Mawlynnong because it is Asia’s cleanest village. Meghalaya is a caver’ delight. You can see many caves over here. Balphakram park is a place which is famous for its scenic beauty and various species of flora and fauna. In Nokrek National park you can see Red panda. It is also habitat of Asian elephants , species of cats and primates. It is also a important area for birds.
In the east of Mawlynnong the border town of Dawki is worth for its pristine emerald Umngot river. Mawphlang is home to a sacred plant grove of the Khasi tribe . It is full of medicinal plants . If you are feeling energetic and want to spend a day out in nature try to Devid Scott trail from Mawphlang to Lad Mawphlang. You can see many mysterious Monoliths spread across the Khasi and Jaintia hills. Monoliths are erected by tribes as a symbol of remembrance.
Hari hills is a place where every nature lover want to go. Shillong Lewduh Bara Bazar is a place where you can buy many things. Although it is very congested. Nohkalikai falls is also located in Meghalaya which is tallest plunge waterfall of India. Khoh Ramhan also known as motrop or piller Rock famous as it is fossilized cone-shaped basket that belongs to an evil eye according to legends.
So if you are free and want to talk with clouds then Meghalaya is waiting for you.go and enjoy your monsoon in the lap of Meghalaya.