Best Tourist Places in Meghalaya

Are you planning to make a visit to Meghalaya? Don't miss these Best Tourist Places in Meghalaya.

The meaning of Meghalaya is 'Abode of Clouds' and you will find the place relating to its name the moment you step on its soils. The crystal clear skies are dotted with frail as well as mighty clouds in all the places. The state is a small member of the seven sister states group and forms an excellent tourist destination all round the year with chilling winters and cool summers. Just one god rain and you will feel the need to get draped in woolens and have some hot traditional tea.

While visiting the state of Meghalaya, you will find that there are very few number of the tourist destinations, but you will not be able to leave even a single one of them. The lovely forests, an eternal cover of moss on the trees and clouds on the mountains, the friendly people, the sun-kissed peaks and the laid-back rural life make Meghalaya a tourist destination way more unique than any other one.


Shillong, Best Tourist Place in Megalaya

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Shilling is the capital city with enthralling scenic splendor. It is famous as the 'Scotland of the East' owing to its beautiful surroundings. It has accessible routes from all the sides.

While touring Scotland, you can visit

  • Umium Lake

  • Elephant Waterfalls

  • Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Cultures

  • Ward's Lake

  • Police Bazar

  • Shillong View Point

  • Mawphang Sacred Forest

  • Mawjymbuin Caves

  • Air Force Museum

and also some more places like Lady Hydari Park, Laitlum Canyons, David Scott Trail, Butterfly Museum, Bara Bazaar, Sweet Falls, Mawlyngbna, Bishop Falls, Khasi Heritage Village, Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, Beadon Falls, Madina Masjid, Indian Orchidarium and Botanical Garden and Spread Eagle Falls.
There is another worth visiting place in Shillong – Sohliya Strawberry Farm.


Cherrapunji, Best Tourist Place in Meghalaya

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Be warned, the next place on the must visit list is the one with the highest amount of rainfalls in the nation – the well known Cherrapunji.

The great rains have lent the place a unique charm and loveliest of the lovely sites of tourist interest such as

  • Double Decker Living Root Bridge

  • Nohkalikai Falls

  • Mawkdok Dympep Valley

  • Mawsmai Cave

  • Ka Khoh Ramhah

  • Seven Sisters Falls

  • Eco Park

  • Sa-I-Mika Park

and more places like the Mawmluh Cave, Nohsngithiang Falls,Kynrem Falls, Khasi Monoliths, Wakaba Falls, Ka Kper Syiem Sohra, Wah Kaba Falls, and the Tombs of the Welsh Missionaries.


Tura, Best Tourist Place in Meghalaya

Tura is famous for the sanctuaries and the waterfalls. The tourists can visit the waterfalls, climb the mountains and experience the lovely wilderness of the region without getting bored for even a single second.

While you are visiting the Tura region one can visit

  • Tura Peak

  • Pelga Falls

  • Chibragre

  • Balpakram National Park

  • Nokrek National Park

  • Siju Caves

  • Siju Bird Sanctuary

  • Rongbang Dar Waterfalls

and few more places like the Arbella Peak, Naphak Lake, Kata Beel, Mir Jumla's Tomb, and Wadagokgre.


The Tura-Balpakram-Siju-Shillong-Jowai circuit is one of the most famous tourist circuits which will cover almost all the major parts of the state.


Nongstoin, Best Tourist Place in Meghalaya

Nongstoin is another must visit place in Meghalaya with splendid waterfalls, lush green forests, wonderful scenery and pristine environment.

Places to check out are

  • Mawthadraishan Peak

  • Langshiang Falls

  • Kyllang Rock

  • Thum Falls

  • Ding Ding Kohlangat Falls

  • Pamphyrnai Lake

  • the Green Deserts

And the Embroidery Stone, Weinia Falls, Wah Rilang, Symper Rock, War Lake, and Nongkhnum Island are some of the must-visit places in the region.


Adventure seekers, bird watchers, and nature lovers will love Williamnagar. The land is etched with the unexplored forests and stunning greenery which make the place a paradise. Hiking, trekking and camping and other forest activities are available in almost every inch of the region.

The tourists can visit the

  • Napak Lake

  • Domre Falls

  • Naka-Chikong

  • Tasek Lake and Simsang River

  • Adokgre

  • Mokma Dare

Other places of interest in Meghalaya are Nongpoh, Jakrem, Sohra, Laitmawsiang, Mawlynnong and other local spots.


Guest Author: arbanita banerjee26 Jun 2016

We recently visited Meghalaya and it was just spectacular. the best place for us was Cherrapunji. we stayed in Cherrapunji holiday resort for 1 night and did trekking to double decker root bridge. The nature, the views are just awesome here and I have no words to describe it. if anyone is visiting Meghalaya, I'd suggest to stay there at least for 1 day. This article helps visitors to find the best tourist places in Meghalaya.

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