MEGHALAYA

Half way to heaven

Meghalaya is richly endowed with natural beauty. Everywhere you go, you will never cease to be mystified by the spectacular charm the state offers; from cascading waterfalls, lush green forests, deep caves, amazing and mesmerising culture and tradition to hospitable and friendly people. Visit us and be charmed and captivated for life.

Sohra/Cherrapunjee: Khasi Hills is perhaps best known for Sohra (Cherrapunjee), geographically famous for being the wettest place on earth and also Shillong, one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Infact the entire Khasi Hills region that forms the central part of Meghalaya is richly endowed with natural beauty.
Mawphlang Sacred Grove: One of the most remarkable features of the Khasi Hills are the sacred forests, which have been preserved by traditional religious sanction, since the ancient days. One of the most famous sacred forests is the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, about 25 kilometres from Shillong.

Mawlynnong Village: Mawlynnong Village has earned the distinction of being one of the cleanest villages. It is situated 90 kms from Shillong and besides the picturesque village, offers many interesting sights such as the Living Root Bridge in the neighbouring village called Riwai.

Nokrek Biosphere Reserve: Nokrek Biosphere is the home of a very rare species of citrus locally known as Memang Narang or orange of the spirits. Memang Narang (Citrus Indica) is considered to be the most primitive and progenitor of all other varieties of citrus plants in the world.

Nartiang Monoliths: The biggest collection of monoliths or megalithic stones in one single area is to be found in Nartiang, Jaintia Hills. These consists of Menhirs (Upright stones), flat stones in the horizontal position. Within the perimeter of these Megalithic collection stands the tallest Menhir erected by U Mar Phalyngki a trusted lieutenant of the Jaintia King between 1500 AD and 1835 AD.  

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