Meghalaya

General Information:

Area : About 300 km long (east-west) and 100 km wide, with a total area of about 8,700 sq mi.

Capital : Shilong

Languages : English, Hindi, Khasia & local dialects.

Religion : Hindu, Muslim, Christian, & Others.

Best Season : March to May and September to November.

Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya

Introduction:

Situated in the North-Eastern corner of India. Meghalaya is formed as a state of Indian union in 1972. It is one of the smallest states of India. Meghalaya’s main offerings in terms of activity are related to its scenic beauty, its colourful people and its pleasant climate.Nature has indeed blessed Meghalaya abundantly. The refreshing mountain air, the whispering Pines, the babbling streams, the hospitable atmosphere and you know you are in Meghalaya. Limpid lakes, expansive rivers, beautiful peaks, unpolluted rushing streams breaking into waterfalls, twisting and turning, disappearing in the jungle, this is Meghalaya. Meghalaya is also home to that unique carnivorous plant, the Pitcher plant. From the Jaintia Hills, St. Joseph Hooker the renowned botanist took the blue Vanda to propagate it in London’s famous Kew Gardens. Meghalaya is an orchid country. It has about 300 of the world’s species growing in its rich forestland, garden and nurseries. These rare specimens include the insect-eating Pitcher Plant, Wild Citrus and Pygmy Lily. Meghalaya Tourism has adopted the orchid as its symbol. The wealth of Meghalaya’s exotic butterflies and moth species found in its forest and meadow have been showcase in the delightful museum.


Getting There:

Air: Meghalaya is well connected with the major part of the country by air. Shilong is only the airport of the state.

Rail: The nearest railhead is Guwahati in Assam only 104 km away of Shilong.

Road: A good road network connects the state to the major parts of the country. The road between Shilong and Guwahati is a dream for motorists.

Tourist Attraction:

Travel Spot: Cherrapunjee, Garo Hills, Shillong, Siju.

Wildlife:

Nokrek National Park
Balpakram National Park

Other:

Fair & Festival
Shopping

Map Of  Meghalaya, India :


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