(Last Updated On: February 3, 2018)

Meghalaya is a small state in the east but it is famous for the artistic, elegant, lovely and charming scenic landscapes. The state is bequeathed with some of the most beautiful sightseeing conveniences like the Botanical Garden, Ward Lake etc. The waterfalls of shilling are also the chief source of attraction for the people.

Things to do in Meghalaya

1. Cave Exploration in Meghalaya

Krem Caving Meghalaya

Another attraction that draws a lot of people from all over the world. Caves augment the natural attractiveness of Meghalaya  and while exploring the caves you will go through gloomy and shadowy interiors. In your cave tour to Meghalaya you will be come across Krem Mawkhyrdop, a destination where cave fauna are matchless and symbolize perhaps the most significant works of biodiversity. The biggest sandstone cave is Krem Dam in the entire Indian sub-continent. The Mawsmai show Cave in Meghalaya is stockpiled with light. Another cave is Krem Lymput which is rich in calcite formations. The Krem Mawjymbuin cave also known as the holy cave is the last lap of this tour.

2. Wangala Festival

Wangala Festival Meghalaya

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Wangala festival held once a year is the harvest festival of Meghalaya. It is celebrated in respect of Saljong, which is the Sun-god of richness and fruitfulness. The festival denotes the beginning of winter and it also indicates that the tough period is over and now the output of the fields will be good. Wangala Festival is famous as the 100 Drum Festivals and it chiefly includes tribal  groups contributing sacrifices to satisfy their foremost idol Saljong – which is the Sun God. Young and old are dressed in the colorful attire with feathered headgears and they all dance to the music played on the drums that are oval in shape.

3. Bob Dylan festival in Meghalaya

This festival attracts a lot of tourists every year. It is held at the Central Library Auditorium of Shillong in the month of May. It is celebrated to acknowledge the contributions of Bob Dylan and was organized by the Lou Majau,a singer and some others for the initial time in the year 1972. It is a musical festival, people dance and make merry and there is music in the airs of Shillong.

4. Elephant Falls

Elephant falls

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Elephnat falls is yet another appeal of Meghalaya and is located at the outer reaches and is barely 12 kms from the chief city of Shillong. The exclusive part of Elephant Falls is a two-tier waterfall which is set in the rock dingles. The exquisiteness of Elephant Falls in Meghalaya is augmented many times by the two different falls-the Wei Iaplam Falls and Wir Phang Falls.

5. The beautiful Cave of Mawsynram

Mawsynram caves Meghalaya

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In the state of Meghalaya makes Mawsynram, a very famous tourist destination all over and the world. Mawsynram is situated 56 kms away from Shillong. It is located nearly 1 km to the north part of the village of Mawsynram. It is particularly famous for the enormous structure of stalagmite, which bear a resemblance to a Shivalinga. This structure is protected in a cave and the people locally call it Mawjymbuin.

The forested region of Meghalaya offers immense flora and fauna and is a blessing in disguise. It tempts diverse variety of birds and animals and supports the surroundings in a big way attracting lot of tourists every year.

Experience all of these activities, with the attractive tour packages to Meghalaya!

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