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Plan a memorable trip to Meghalaya India

Meghalaya, meaning the “abode of clouds” is richly endowed with natural beauty. It is one of the famous state of Seven sister states of North Eastern India.

3 interesting facts about this mesmerising state:

👉🏻 The average annual rainfall goes as high as 1200 cm in some areas. It is the wettest place on Earth.The town of “Cherrapunji” in the Khasi Hills hold world record for maximum rain in a calender month.

👉🏻 men in Meghalaya move to a woman’s house after marriage. Meghalaya follows the Matriarchal system in the society where the woman takes care as the head of the household and earns a living for the family and the man simply manages the house and the children.

👉🏻 Meghalaya is often referred to as the ” Scotland of East “, and its green rolling hills full of bizarre limestone formations

Best time to visit : October to June

Ideal trip duration : minimum 6 days to maximum 15 days

Popular destinations in Meghalaya to visit :

✅Shillong –

Top Attractions:

Shillong peak

umami lake,

Laitlum Canyons

Museums

elephant falls

Mawsynram

✅Cherrapunji

Top Attractions :

Double Decker Living Root Bridge,

Seven Sisters Falls,

The Eco Park,

Mawsmai Cave,

✅Mawlynnong Village :

Top Attractions :

Explore Mawlynnong Village

· Walk Across Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

Visit Mawlynnong Waterfall ·

Enjoy the Views from Brun Khongmen View Point

· Boating on Dawki/Umngot River.

✅Nohkalikai Falls

Top Attractions: Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 340 metres (1,115 ft). The waterfall is located in the Indian state of Meghalaya, near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.

✅Tura :

Top Attractions:

Tura Peak.

Balpakram National Park. Nokrek National Park.

Pelga fall

Siju Wildlife Sanctuary

Hidden gems

🤟🏻Leshka Dam

It is located in Amlarem division of Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya at about 130 km from Shillong town and 70 km from Jowai town. You need to hire a private taxi from Jowai to reach this place.

🤟🏻 Kudeng rim village

You can reach Kudengrim village from Dawki or Krang Shuri fall. It is located 52km from Dawki and 25 km from Krang Shuri. It is located about 25 km from Amlarem and 50 km from Jowai.

🤟🏻 Nongbareh

Nongbareh is located around 21 km from Amlarem. Local taxis are handy from Amlarem to reach Kudengrim.

🤟🏻 Shella bholaganj village

It is located around 84 km from Shillong. You can hire private taxi to reach to this place.

Food you must try

👉🏻 Momos, Jalebis,Tungrymbai. Jadoh, Dohneiiong, Chowmein,Betel Leaf.

Cultural update:

The main ethnic communities of Meghalaya include Khasis, Garo, and Jaintia. It is believed that people from these communities came to Meghalaya from South East Asia. Unlike many parts in India, Meghalaya doesn’t have the concept of the Panchayat system in its villages. The State and India Governance is there but, the local tribes still practice the local way of governance called Durbaars in their respective villages where various local issues are address based on the vote of mouth.

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Andaman Islands – all you need to know before visiting place

A popular holiday destination, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is located in the Bay of Bengal. Andaman is one of those rarest place that offers you turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and mangrove forests all at affordable prices and easy access.

Britishers used the islands to put the political prisoners in Cellular Jail, which is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (If you ever heard of Kaala pani Ki Saja)

Best time to visit : October to March 🤟🏻

Ideal trip duration – 7 days to 10 days✔️

Popular destinations in andaman to visit🙋🏻‍♀️

✅Port Blair 🚢✈️

✈️How to reach : Fastest way to reach is take direct flight. Direct flights are available from Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad and Vizag.

Top Attractions

Cellular Jail,

Ross Island,

Corbyn Cove Beach,

Chidiya Tapu,

North Bay Island,

Museum

✅Neil Island🏝⛱

🚢How to reach : Ferry from Port Blair ( 90 to 120 mins )

Top Attractions: Bharatpur beach

natural bridge,

Lakshmanpur beach

✅ Havelock Island 🌴🛶⛴

🚢How to reach : Ferry from port Blair/ Neil Island – 2.5 hrs from ne

Top Attractions:

Radhanagar beach : must see sunset here

kala Pathar beach,

elephant beach,

Vijay Nagar beach : must see sunrise here

Special note on Water sports :

Activities can be done at Bharatpur beach of Neil island or havelock however we recommend to do scuba diving in Neil island and other activities at elephant beach of havelock.

Available activities

Scuba diving, glass bottom boats, parasailing, Kayaking, snorkeling, underwater sea walking, jet ski ride. 🤿🚣🏻🏄🏻🏊🏻‍♂️

Hidden Gems / less explored places:

🗺Baratang islands 🏖🌴🌳

How to reach

From Port Blair it is 3.5 hours through journey private taxi plus ferry ride to cross river.

Top Attractions :

Limestone caves, mud volcanoes, Sea walking

🗺Mangrove Creek🏖☘️🌴

How to reach:

30-40 mins boat ride from baratang.

Top Attractions:

Caves and boat safari

🗺Wandoor beach 🏝🛤🍃

How to reach

It is situated at 25 km away from Port Blair. You can hire cab or go in auto rickshaw.

Top Attractions:

Swimming and snorkeling

Places to stay

Top properties/ hotel chain are

👉🏻 Sea shell resort

👉🏻 Silver sand beach resort

Culture update :

The Andaman Islands are home to four ‘Negrito’ tribes – the Great Andamanese, Onge, Jarawa and Sentinelese. The Nicobar Islands are home to two ‘Mongoloid’ tribes – the Shompen and Nicobarese. People of Andaman and Nicobar speak many languages.

The Andaman and Nicobar Island food is basically Non-vegetarian, it is completely a coastal region fish is eaten with rice. Vegetables and most of the food items are imported from other states and the nearest countries.

Shells of Andaman and Nicobar Islands are one of the most beautiful and fascinating objects found here. They are some unique creatures of these islands, which

are the assets of these islands.

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