For the people who want to experience being on Cloud 9, then head on to Meghalaya for your next vacation. This beautiful destination is a surprise package which has a lot to offer. From its unique culture to the adventure sports everything is beyond measure and is fully a powerhouse of enjoyment. So given below are eight reasons why you should plan a trip to Meghalaya.
The most beautiful waterfalls are present in the Meghalaya region. The tallest waterfall Nohkalikai is present there which is a great tourist attraction. Another amazing waterfall that is the Nohsngithiang waterfalls, which is also known as the seven sisters’ fall is present there. The waterfalls changes it colours according to the light of the sun and it looks marvellous during sunset. These waterfalls are a delight to watch.
If you like adventure activities then go to this region. Shillong is quite famous in the world for archery. In this area, a cylindrical straw target fixed on a bamboo pole which teams together fight to smash it out. Gambling is done on this activity and a huge crowd comes to experience this game.
Thus these all activities are simply amazing and definitely attracts people to visit Meghalaya and be a part of this fun.
The beautiful river which has gained a lot of attention for its crystal clear water is present there. It is Umngot river of Dawki which is a delight to watch. You can go for snorkelling at this place. Even they organize boat racing competition every year for the people. This place is a complete paradise which is a must visit.
Meghalaya is rich in culture and traditions. They have quite colourful festivals which are quite lively and interesting. People usually love being a part of this celebration. Nongkrem dance, Behdeinkhlam festival, a three day long Jaintia fiesta etc are some of the famous festivals of this region.
Root Bridges is a major attraction to the Meghalaya region. These were actually made by a particular tribe that is Khasi people. It was done 180 years back. The main reason for making these bridges was to cross the river. Crossing this bridge helps you to experience a different kind of adventure.
For the trekking lovers, this is the best place. You can spot an abundance of greenery all around. When you go for trekking you will experience fresh air all around you. Don't forget to go for trekking at David Scott Trail.
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Mawlynnong which is one of the cleanest villages in Asia is present in Meghalaya region. It is like a paradise on earth. The houses in this village are made up of bamboo and even you can spot bamboo dustbins outside each house. This is done to keep the waste. Even an 85 feet high tower is created thereby using bamboo. This tower gives a clear view, not of Meghalaya as well as the whole Bangladesh. For the cleanliness of this village, polythene and smoking are banned by the villagers. Even the waste over here is stored in a pit and directly converted into manure.
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Meghalaya is known for its beautiful caves. Out of all the longest caves, maximum ones are present in Meghalaya. This activity is quite fun to do as for adventure lovers it is something amazing. Even this activity is called as a scientific activity, You can spot rare species of bats in these caves. Every year government organizes activities in which people in groups can move and discover the caves.