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Meghalaya

Meghalaya

The state of Meghalaya forms the part of India in its north eastern side. The name of the state is literally defined in Sanskrit as “The Abode of Clouds” and for its exotic natural beauty, the state also possess the city as its capital, which has popularly been titled as the “Scotland of the East”. The state is among one of the most verdant ones in the country as one third of it is snowed with the lush green vegetation.


The state is sprawled over an area of about 22,429 sq km and is nestled in the midst of the picturesque beauty. It has all in there with gushing rivers, charming cascades, surging mountains, deep gorges, emerald lakes and breath taking sight scenes.


Meghalaya travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Meghalaya tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in North-East India.


General facts about Meghalaya
Location: North-East India
Area: 22,429 sq km
Language: English, Hindi, Khasi, Garo, Assamese
Climate: Pleasant and moderate
Major Attractions: Uniam Lake, Kyllang Rock, Wards Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Polo ground, Mini zoo, Shillong peak
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March


Tourist sightseeing in Meghalaya
This serene place has lot to explore and experience and in one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India. Some of the places to visit in Meghalaya are Uniam Lake, Kyllang Rock, Wards Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Polo ground, Mini zoo, Shillong peak, Nartiang, Nohsngithaing falls, limestone caves, Tura peak. Meghalaya travel destinations also include Cherrapunji, Mawsynram, Jakrem, and Jowai.


Climate of Meghalaya
Meghalaya possesses a sub-tropical climate with mild summers and chilly winters. Meghalaya receives heavy rains. The monsoon enters the place in June and lasts till the end of August. The best time to visit Meghalaya is in the months of March and July.


How to reach Meghalaya
Meghalaya by Air: The nearest major airport is located at Guwahati in Assam, which is about 128 km from Shillong.
Meghalaya by Rail: The nearest railhead is at Guwahati, which is located at a distance of 103 km from Shillong.
Meghalaya by Road: Meghalaya is well connected via road with the neighboring cities and states through Transport Corporation and Assam State Transport Corporation.


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