The “Abode of Clouds” will welcome you with open arms. Sublime villages, gorgeous waterfalls, ancient root bridges, and enchanting caves, all in one place. Meghalaya will make you fall in love with yourself and the land! The region is nature’s bounty, waiting to get explored. Tucked away from the maddening crowd, Meghalaya sure knows how to take one’s breath away and here we’re giving you 5 Reasons Why You Should Take A Tour Of Meghalaya.
1. Head To The Cleanest Village in Asia
Tucked away from the city’s hustle-bustle, is a tiny hamlet called Mawlynnong. Known as Asia’s cleanest village, this place is so clean that you can actually lie down on the road anywhere and take a nap if you want! You’ll have a culture trip here, interacting with the villagers. Mawlynnong is a great step over to get a glimpse of the local culture and savour local food too. You can either plan a day trip or book a night’s stay at the village.
2. Trek To The Living Roots Bridges at Nongriat Village
This is something you’re going to cherish for a lifetime. One Of the rarest experience which will leave you spellbound. A visit to Meghalaya won’t be complete without discovering the underground world of the Nongriat Village in the East Khasi Hills. The village is home to unique Double Decker Living Roots Bridges that are nothing less than natural marvels. You won’t find these anywhere else in the world.
3. You Can Be In Two Countries At The Same Time!
Can you be in two countries at the same time? Well, if you are on the banks of the Umngot river in Dawki, the answer is yes. A little piece of heaven tucked away in Meghalaya, Dawki shares the border with Bangladesh. While the international boundary is guarded by the Border Security Force (BSF), there is no fencing to separate the two countries. Which means you can have one foot in India and the other in Bangladesh and be in two countries at the same time. If you have seen stunning pictures of boats sailing through crystal clear, blue-green water, it is none other than Dawki. Come & experience the true beauty of the river.
4. Laitlum Grand Canyon
Quite an offbeat destination, you might not want to go here if you have a phobia of height or/and edges because Laitlum Grand Canyon is high up, almost nestled amidst clouds! A trekker’s paradise, a nature lover’s dream and Meghalaya’s natural amphitheatre, the Laitlum Grand Canyon is one of the hidden secrets of Meghalaya. You can witness the breathtaking gorges by making your way through steep rocky paths and lush meadows. Don’t get confused by Google Maps. With a little difficulty and asking a series of questions to the locals, you’ll definitely land up at the right place. Right place for some much needed self relaxation.
5. Shop To Your Heart’s Content at Police Bazar
Police Bazar is a local favourite. One place that you definitely need to visit is the famous Police Bazaar. Also known as Khyndailad, Police Bazaar is a mix of the traditional and the modern; the chic and the classic. Almost like an extended community centre, Police Bazaar is the place you need to be if you want to catch the pulse of the city. The most popular shopping outlets in Police Bazaar include the store of Meghalaya Handlooms & Handicraft, Assam Emporium, Khadi Gram Udyog, Glory’s Plaza, OB Shopping Mall and Grand Bazaar.