Meghalaya literally means the ‘abode of the clouds’ for the State’s famous peculiarity of clouds descending down to the city quite frequently. It isn’t out of the ordinary in Meghalaya if all of a sudden the road you are driving on is covered with clouds! Other than the beautiful waterfalls, scenic mountains and breath-taking clouds, Meghalaya is also home to a variety of rare flora and fauna. The top five National Parks or wildlife sanctuaries of Meghalaya are the following- [Read more…] about Top 5 National Parks in Meghalaya
Located in Jaintia Hills in the state of Meghalaya, Jowai is a marvel to behold. Jowai is a hill station which is famous for its exuberant landscape and lush greenery. It is mostly inhabited by the local Pnar tribes, who have resided here for centuries. The hill station is situated at an altitude of 1380 meters and is headquarters to West Jaintia Hills. [Read more…] about A Complete Tour Guide to Jowai Hill Station
Meghalaya is one of the prettiest states of India. The name literally translates to ‘The Abode of Clouds’ and Meghalaya certainly lives up to its name. Also known for housing the wettest place on the planet, Meghalaya because of its annual rainfall also has beautiful waterfalls. A dominantly mountainous region, the state also has some highland plateaus and valleys. Meghalaya is a part of the Seven Sisters of India and separates Assam and Bangladesh with its splendid mountains. Initially the state was a part of Assam until 1972 when it got separated. About two-third of the state is forested hence making it a lush green velvety carpeted land. Also because of its high rainfall, Meghalaya is richly blessed with flora and fauna. Most of its forest covers are dense sub-tropical and therefore are famous for its teak tress and sal trees. Also some beautiful lakes and some profound caves date back to ancient times and hence show mark of human civilization from the early times. The splendid state is also famous for its orchids and has more than 300 variants of the flower. With a moderate to low temperature due to the hills, the state has eloquent hill stations that can mesmerize anyone with its scenic charm. Here are the top 3 hill-stations of Meghalaya that will take you amongst the clouds. [Read more…] about Top 3 Hill Stations In Meghalaya
“Isolated from the world it resides, protecting the bio-diversity along the hill side”
Spread across an area of 47.5 sq km, Nokrek National Park lying in the West Garo Hills district is truly one of its kind. It is an exotic, unperturbed piece of land with such unique features and mesmerising scenic beauty. Among the lush green bushes and the tall trees is the home of the extremely rare Red Panda. The presence of Red Panda here, has got the world wondering. The endangered Asiatic elephant can also be found here. Nokrek lies about 2 km from the Tura peak at an altitude of 4650 ft above sea level and has hilly terrain. It is situated near Balpakram National Park. Read on to explore the many hidden secrets of these amazing forests. [Read more…] about Nokrek National Park, Meghalaya
“Of myths and tales that still prevail, these woods lay a mystical trail”
“The Land of Spirits” as it is popularly known, the Balpakram National Park stands 3000ft above ground in Meghalaya surrounded by Garo hills as well as clouds of mysterious stories. There isn’t one or two but more than 45 such findings that has the world looking for answers. The native Garo tribes believe this land to be highly sacred and of immense religious importance. They believe that the spirit of the dead stopover at this place while their transit. The park seems to be shrouded in mystery.
Nevertheless, the breathtaking scenic beauty of the landscape won’t fail to charm you. The beautifully curved trees, the canyons, the dense forests housing some of the extinct, rare species and the unsolved mysteries combine to create a unique experience!
Located at a height of 1496 meters above sea level, Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a great destination that fits the dream of nature lovers and adventure seekers. The picturesque landscape of the hill station earns it the name the ‘Scotland of the East’. Located on Khasi Hills, the colorful city offers adventurous outdoor activities such as rock climbing and boating. Here are the top 5 places to visit in Shillong. [Read more…] about Top 5 Places To Visit In Shillong