Meghalaya Map

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Meghalaya referred to as the "Abode of Clouds" is a beautiful rainy state lying in the northeastern region of India. Hub of highest rainfalls in the world Cherrapunji and Mawsynram in eastern Meghalaya are the most saturated places on the globe. Visit Mawlynnong to experience the cleanest city in Asia, check out the bamboo dustbins used to maintain the eco-friendly nature and preserve mother earth. Outreach Shillong - the Scotland of the east reason being the striking similarity between landscapes. Other places include Elephant Falls, Lady Hydari Park, and Umiam Lake. This state follows a unique matrilineal system where the property of the mother is passed on to daughters and the men leave their house and live in the house of the woman and her family after the marriage. With this much diversity, Meghalaya truly deserves a visit. Read on further to explore the top places in Meghalaya.

10 Best Places to Visit in Meghalaya:

  • Elephant Falls
  • Nohkalikai Waterfalls
  • Double Decker Living Root Bridge
  • Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak
  • Mawlynnong Village
  • Laitlum Canyon
  • Umiam Lake
  • Mawphlang Sacred Forest
  • Byrdaw Falls
  • Krang Suri Falls

The Elephant fall is among the most beautiful waterfalls in the whole country due to its gorgeous background view. The backside of the fall has a structure that resembles a huge elephant's foot. It also looks like a staircase. This makes it a great picturesque place and hence, tourists and photographers visit this place often. The best time to visit this place will be around winters and monsoons.


Have you ever seen a sight that is so spell-bounding that it's almost unbelievable, Nohkalikai Waterfalls located in Cherrapunji is exactly that sight. It is the tallest plunge waterfall in the whole state as well as the country. In order to have the best view, visit this waterfall at around anytime in the year except the dry season as during those times, water gets lesser.


Another great sight in Cherrapunji apart from the Nohkalikai waterfalls is this Double Decker bridge. The bridge is unique due to its formation, as it is formed with the help of the aerial roots of the trees nearby and looks extremely beautiful. As these bridges have been a tradition here, there are several root bridges for years, and are absolutely healthy. Extreme care ...

If you want to take a look at the whole Shillong city and witness its beauty, then Shillong View Point will take your heart away. It serves a gorgeous 360-degree view of the city and hooks the visitors for hours. It is one of the top places in Shillong tourism and tourists absolutely love this place every time they visit it. There are lush green plains all around it and spectacular waterfalls that le...

Mawlynnong Village is the cleanest village in the whole of Asia. It is so beautiful that people often call it "God's own garden". The amazing natural places in the village and the living root bridges take people's heart away. This village is the home of the famous Khasi tribe. And the ...

Meghalaya consists of amazing and wonderful places. Laitlum Canyon is a hilltop here that captures the whole of it beautifully. The spectacular view of valleys and mountains around it with completely blissful greenery is a blessing. The Canyon is often called as the Amphitheatre of Meghalaya. Trekkers completely love this place as it's a great natural place for trekking t...

Every state consists of at least one beautiful lake. Umiam Lake is that gorgeous lake of Meghalaya which is made from damming the Umiam river. Its view is amazingly beautiful and it offers various water sports and water adventure facilities too. Tourists love to do kayaking, boating, water cycling, and more. The calm and peaceful environment around it makes everyone love it even more. 


If you love explorable and adventurous places then Mawphlang Sacred Forest is a must-visit for you. Tourists love to go through this majestic forest and explore the lifestyle of the locals as well as the depth of the forest. The tribe staying here believes Labasa (the local deity) helps them live at peace and with safety. The lush green surroundings with many kinds of species of flora make everyone wonder about the b...

Byrdaw falls is a lesser-known place but an extremely worthy place to visit. The most unique and fascinating thing about this falls is you can get a look at it from all angles. You can view it from the front which is from outside or you can also choose to view it from behind that is from the back of the waterfall. Either way, the scenery is breathtaking. You should definitely visit this place if you are in Meghalaya. 


Krang Suri falls is so beautiful that it almost looks like a film set. The combination of the lovely sound of the falling water and the crystal clear water around it is just amazing. It is surrounded by dense greenery and nature. The weather here is pleasant throughout the year. You can view the waterfall from various angles and rejoice. You can also swim in the river below or go for boating activities. 


# Best Places to Visit in Meghalaya

Elephant Falls


Nohkalikai Waterfalls

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Double Decker Living Root Bridge


Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak


Mawlynnong Village

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Laitlum Canyon

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Umiam Lake

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Mawphlang Sacred Forest

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Byrdaw Falls
Krang Suri Falls


View States Nearby Meghalaya

1. Manipur
2. Nagaland
3. Assam
4. Tripura
5. Mizoram
6. Arunachal Pradesh
7. Sikkim
8. Bihar