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Meghalaya Attractions Location Distance From Shillong
Nohkalikai Waterfalls Cherrapunji 54 Km
Double Decker Living Root Bridge Cherrapunji 67 Km
Umiam Lake Mawlyngkhung 17 Km
Elephant Falls Shillong 13 Km
Laitlum Canyon Shillong 22 Km
Khasi Hills East Khasi Hills District 48 Km
Nohsngithiang Falls Cherrapunji 59 Km
Seven Sisters Falls Cherrapunji 58 Km
Lalong Park Lalong 64 Km
Don Bosco Museum Shillong 4 Km
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  • Places to Visit in Meghalaya include Nohakalikai Falls, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Living Root Bridges, Laitlum Canyon, Dawki River, Cherrapunji, Mawsynram, Elephant Falls, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Seven Sisters Falls, and many other beautiful places. Book Our 6 Days Meghalaya Package (Flat 20% Off+ 3000 Cashback) to witness all these attractions in Meghalaya.

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    Star attractions in the state are its waterfalls, caves, rainforests, hill stations and a lot more. Take a boat ride in the crystal clear water of Umngot River in Dawki, trek through the sacred forests of Mawphlang, walk across the world-famous living root bridges in Cherrapunji. You can enjoy all of these places in our Mystic Meghalaya Tour (Flat 25% Off + 3000 Cashback).

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    There are numerous Meghalaya tourist places that are well-known all over the world as it boasts some of the most spectacular waterfalls like Nohkalikai Falls, Elephant Falls, and Mawlynnong Falls; the longest caves like Krem Liat Prah and Mawsmai Caves; and the wettest places in the world like Cherrapunji and Mawsynram.  To get along with these places grab our 8 Days Magical Meghalaya Tour Package (at Flat 11% Off).

    Meghalaya is blessed with so many unique places that you can easily spend a month exploring this beautiful state and still miss out on some of the most interesting ones.
  • Must Visit Meghalaya Tourist Places

  • 01Nohkalikai Waterfalls (54 km from Shillong)

    Nohkalikai Waterfalls (54 km from Shillong)

    One cannot simply miss out on the fun of standing under the tallest waterfall in India – Nohkalikai Waterfall. Standing 1115 feet tall, this spectacular waterfall is a wonder of nature in itself. You can witness the tall waterfall standing on the edge of the cliff from where it looks like a thick, white rope hanging from a lush green cliff. 

    This waterfall is a sight to behold and is one of those places where you just cannot resist taking out your camera and clicking an uncountable number of pictures. Located at a short distance from Cherrapunji town, this is a must-visit Meghalaya tourist spot. 

    There are also some interesting legends associated with this place which make it all the more interesting. A piece of advice: avoid making plans to visit the waterfall during monsoon season as thick cloud cover may ruin the view.

    Entry Fee: Rs. 10 per person

    Location: East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

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  • 02Double Decker Living Root Bridge (65 km from Shillong)

    Double Decker Living Root Bridge (65 km from Shillong)

    You must have seen its pictures on the internet; this bridge has that kind of fame. This 3 km long living root bridge stands at a height of 2400 feet. People take a trek into the rainforest of Cherrapunji that normally takes 7 hours to reach the spot where this famed bridge is situated. 

    This bridge is an excellent example of how wonderful things could be if mankind and nature worked in collaboration, and is among the top Meghalaya tourist places. Though there are many astonishing living root bridges in Meghalaya and it is believed that some of them are over 500 years old, this double-decker one shows its distinct popularity. 

    One must take a walk on this unique bridge for a once-in-a-lifetime experience because it is one of the most unique places to visit in Meghalaya.

    Location: Nongriat Village, Sohra. 

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  • 04Umiam Lake (15 km from Shillong)

    Umiam Lake (15 km from Shillong)

    If you think man-made lakes cannot be as beautiful as natural lakes, a visit to Umiam Lake is all you need to change your opinion. The lake is vast in a literal sense as it covers an expanse of 221 sq. km. Umiam is a perfect place to capture perfect frames and to admire the flawless creativity of nature and human’s limitlessness. 

    Watching a setting sun here is a sight so magical that you would want to treasure the moments. Surrounded by green hills, this reservoir is quite popular among tourists being one of the most scenic places to visit in Meghalaya. You can also indulge in various fun water-based activities at Umiam Lake including boating, yachting, and skiing.

    Timing: Activities – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

    Location: North of Shillong

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  • 05Elephant Falls (12 km from Shillong)

    Elephant Falls (12 km from Shillong)

    The popularity of Meghalaya is largely attributed to the numerous astonishing waterfalls it is blessed with. One of the most popular ones among these waterfalls is Elephant Falls. It is a 3-tiered waterfall situated in the middle of a refreshing lush green forest. 

    The noise of the crashing of crystal clear water with the solid rocks, however ironical it may sound, feels soothing. The sight of this waterfall is worth capturing in your camera. Just a few miles away from the capital city, Shillong, these falls are one of the most awe-inspiring sites in Shillong. Do not miss this gem of nature on your Meghalaya trip!

    Timing: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Location: Upper Shillong

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  • 06Mawlynnong Village (78 km from Shillong)

    Mawlynnong Village (78 km from Shillong)

    A village that won the status of being the cleanest village in 2003, not just in India, but entire Asia. But, it is just not the quality of being clean that makes it one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. Mawlynnong Village is also known as “God’s Own Garden” and the reason is clearly evident from the beauty God has blessed it with. 

    The unique living root bridges in this town are a sight to behold. Besides, the green, dense wilderness of the village is refreshing in every sense. Mawlynnong Waterfall where you can spend some quality time soothing your soul is another Meghalaya tourist spot that mandates a visit to this village. 

    Since the village lies in the Indo-Bangladesh border area, a point called ‘Sky View Point’ lets you take a look into the landscape of Bangladesh as well.

    Location: East Khasi Hills district.

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  • 07Laitlum Canyon (21 km from Shillong)

    This place qualifies for one of the most spectacular landscapes in India and one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. This not-so-explored Meghalaya tourist spot is worth at least a visit for more than just a couple of reasons. If you are a photographer, this place is your chance to capture paradise through your lens. 

    If you are a nature lover, this abode of clouds, perched into the East Khasi Hills is your escape into nature. If you like living on the edge, this place has a 3000-steps-stairway that lets you climb up and down on the edge while staring at dreamy vistas that surround this place. Sunsets and sunrises add a magical charm to the beauty of its scenic hill slopes and make it appear surreal.

    Location: East Khasi Hills.

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  • 08Dawki - Umngot River(81 km from Shillong)

    Dawki is a small city located on the border of India and Bangladesh and is also the trade hub between the two countries. What makes Dawki a tourist magnet is Umngot River – the river with crystal clear water. And by crystal clear, we mean so clear that you can actually see the shadow of your boat into the bottom of the river floating with your boat. Dawki Bridge that is a suspension bridge over the river is another reason to visit this river at least once. 

    The distinctive charm of this river attracts tourists from all over the country and even abroad to take an unforgettable ride on Umngot River, and makes it one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. Nothing compares to the heavenly joy of riding on this beautiful river surrounded by wilderness.

    Location: Dawki Village.

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  • 09Cherrapunji (53 km from Shillong)

    It is in a neck and neck competition between with Mawsynram for the title of the wettest place in the world. Before Mawsynram got famous, this was, inarguably, the title-holder. You can visit Cherrapunji during any month of the year to drench yourself into a “seemingly unending” rain which is more common than anything else here. 

    It is also home to many spectacular waterfalls namely Dain-Thlen, Noh-Kalikai, and Kynrem which enhance the charisma of this alluringly misty city, green with nature’s abundance. Cherrapunji is also famous for astonishing living root bridges in its rainforests. Mawsmai Cave is another remarkable landmark in the city putting it on the list of the best Cherrapunji tourist places.

    Location: Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills

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  • 10Mawsynram (65 km from Shillong)

    If you love rains, Mawsynram is the place where you will get enough of it; or even more than enough. Here, you can walk into the clouds and drench yourself in an unlimited supply of rains as it is popularly known as the world’s rainiest place since it receives an average annual rainfall of 11,872 millimeters. 

    Clouds live among humans in this pretty village surrounded by green hills. It is perched on the top of a ridge in the Khasi Hills. Apart from rains, what is remarkable about this place is the nature’s bounty this place is blessed with. This wet village is an ideal place to come spend a lazy weekend at. Besides, you can find some amazing waterfalls in the vicinity of this village. If you are planning a visit to this place, don’t forget to pack your rain suit, though.

    Location: Mawsynram, East Khasi Hills

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  • 11Shillong View Point (11 km from Shillong)

    The beauty of Shillong justifies its position as the capital city of Meghalaya. Located atop the Shillong Peak at an elevation of 6548 feet, Shillong ViewPoint is the best viewpoint from where you can witness scenic vistas of the magical lush greenery that surrounds the region and the spectacular city. 

    If you forget to bring your camera to this spot, you are going to regret it until you come back to this spot because views of green hills covered in the mist are worth capturing. Spend some moments here to experience the serenity of hills and feel refreshed looking at the surrounding wilderness. 

    Just a short drive away from the city center, this point is a must-visit a place to see Shillong from a different perspective.

    Location: Shillong Peak, Shillong

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  • 12Mawsmai Cave (58 km from Shillong)

    Caves are mysterious. Caves are historical. Caves are intriguing. If you agree, there is no way you are not going to love Mawsmai Cave. It is one of the most accessible caves in Meghalaya. You can explore it without a guide. Mawsmai Cave is among the most revered landmarks in Cherrapunji. 

    This limestone cave is beautiful in its own different manner and is a crowd puller. This is a great choice for any photography enthusiast and history buff. If you want to explore something beyond high waterfalls and rainforests on your visit to Meghalaya, Mawsmai Cave is one of the most interesting Meghalaya tourist places.

    Timing: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

    Entry Fee: Rs. 10 per person

    Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

  • 13Mawphlang Sacred Forest (25 km from Shillong)

    The state of Meghalaya is known for its Tropical rainforests, and one of the most popular and sacred ones among them is Mawphlang Sacred Forest. A nature lover’s fantasy cannot bewilder than this forest. This forest houses an extraordinary network of plants and trees, some of which are believed to be more than 1,000 years old. 

    But it is not the biodiversity alone that makes the forest so interesting; it is the beliefs of the local community regarding this forest and its sacredness. The forest is called sacred is because the locals believe that it is the home of a deity named Labasa, who appears in the form of a tiger or leopard and also protects the local community. 

    There are certain rules which are to be followed in the forest which, if not followed, upset the deity. Spooky, isn’t it?

    Timing: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

    Entry Fee: Rs. 20 per person

    Location: Nongrum, Meghalaya 793121

  • 14Krem Liat Prah (58 km from Shillong)

    Meghalaya is home to numerous natural wonders including an uncountable number of natural caves, some of which are still unexplored. If you are into caving or if you like to be intrigued by mysteries, Krem Liat Prah – the longest natural cave in India – deserves your visit. The current length of the cave is 34 km which is expected to grow as more connected caves are discovered. 

    Located in Shnongrim Ridge of East Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya, Krem Liat Prah is one of the 150 known caves in the region. Owing to its unbeatable fame among explorers, it easily finds its name among the top Meghalaya tourist places. Book an economic tour package of Meghalaya which includes all the major tourist attractions of Meghalaya like Krem Falls, Mwasmai Cave and few more.

    Location: Shnongrim Ridge of the East Jaintia Hills

    Timings: Info not available

    Best time to visit: October to May

    Entry Fees/Price: N/A

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  • 15Khasi Hills (46 km from Shillong)

    Khasi Hills is a physiographic region of Meghalaya, endowed with untainted nature that forms its very character. The region is majorly known for being the home to the wettest places on earth i.e., Mawsynram and Cherrapunji. Khasi Hills are encompassed with picturesque hills and dense rainforests, offering a refreshing retreat to tired bodies and scraped souls. 

    The wide range of places of interest here includes Umiam Lake, Dawki River, Shillong, and Mawlynnong. The priceless gem in the crown of Meghalaya, Khasi Hills is among the best tourist places to visit in Meghalaya.

    Location: Garo-Khasi Range

    Timings: 24 hours

    Best time to visit: October to April

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 16Garo Hills (313 km from Shillong)

    A part of Garo-Khasi range, Garo Hills are a geographic subdivision of Meghalaya, comprising of 5 districts. The region is majorly famous for its interesting tribal culture and its dreamy, cloud-bound landscapes among tourists. The region features densely forested hills and is a perfect escape from the humdrum affairs of life. 

    Garo Hills offer varied experiences including witnessing a magical sunset from Tura Peak, exploring the long natural caves it houses and experiencing the untamed wilderness in its forests teeming with exotic flora and fauna. No matter where your passion lies, Garo Hills has something for everyone.

    Location: Garo-Khasi Range

    Timings: 24 hours

    Best time to visit: October to May

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 17Seven Sisters Falls (58km from Shillong)

    If you wish to surprise yourself by witnessing something extraordinary in Meghalaya, Seven Sisters Falls or Nohsngithiang Falls will do the trick. Located 1 km south of Mawsmai Village, these magnificent seven-segmented falls are among the most popular tourist places in Meghalaya. This is among the highest waterfalls in the country. 

    The water streams come flowing from the middle of the dense forest and plummet down the plateau from a height of 315 meters, creating a heavenly sight worth capturing in cameras and hearts. You cannot afford to miss the sight of these falls on your visit to Meghalaya!

    Location: Near Mawsmai Village, East Khasi Hills

    Timings: From Sunrise to Sunset

    Best time to visit: June to September

    Entry Fees/Price: INR 10

  • 18Siju Cave (254 km from Shillong)

    The third longest cave system in India, located near Naphak Lane and Simsang River, Siju Cave is an ideal spot for history buffs and is a must-visit a site in Meghalaya. It boasts of some of the finest river passages in the world. 

    Also popularly known as ‘Bat Cave’ this cave has magnificent limestone rock formations that leave spectators awestruck, and it is, of course, home to many different species of bats. The cave is dark since the sunlight does not reach inside it. Princess Di’s Chamber is another reason why you cannot skip this place on your trip to Meghalaya. The uniqueness of the cave makes it a popular spot among photographers too.

    Location: Siju Village, Near Bhagmara Town

  • 19Ialong Park, Jowai (65 km from Shillong)

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    Being popular for its green spaces and nature escapes, Meghalaya is the abode of nature lovers. Located in Jaintia Hills District, Ialong Park is home to many sacred groves. Whether you want a nature outing with family or want to test your landscape photography skills, this is the place you should be. 

    The park overlooks the picturesque Pynthorwah Valley which adds more charm to its scenic natural setting. Over the past few years, the park has gained popularity among tourists seeking peace in a place with no or negligible crowd. The park is adorned with water dams and canals. 

    And, if you do not feel like leaving the place behind, there are cottages where you can stay in nature’s lap. On your trip to Meghalaya, you cannot afford to miss a visit to this pretty and peaceful park where nature resides.

    Location: 8 km from Jowai, Lalong Village, West Jaintia Hills

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  • 20Lady Hydari Park (3 km from Shillong)

    Named after the wife of the first governor of Assam, because initially, Shillong was under the Assamese government, this park is a great highlight to visit in the city. Landscaped gardens built with the basis of Japanese garden style in mind, the place has many ponds dotting the area and making for a pleasing sight to look at. 

    Housing a mini zoo in itself, the Lady Hydari Park is home to many species like Jackal, Himalayan black bear, porcupine Leopard, Serow and Deer, and birds like Hornbill, Kite, and Mynah etc. There is also a museum in the park, making this place a complete experience and a must visit. Book a tour package of Meghalaya including Lady Hydari Park

    Location: Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya

    Timings: Tuesday to Sunday, 8 AM to 5 PM

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

    Entry Fees/Price: Adults (12 years and above) INR 10, Children INR 5

  • 21Don Bosco Museum (3 km from Shillong)

    Meghalaya is a state with rich culture and heritage, and there is no better place to learn about the culture and the cultural history of Meghalaya than Don Bosco Museum, which has also been acclaimed as one of the finest and the largest museums in Asia. 

    The museum has 7 floors featuring 17 galleries that display artefacts that will help you take a walk through the culture of Northeast India. Apart from artefacts, the museum also stores wide ranges of artworks, attires, handicrafts, and weapons displaying the culture and lifestyle of the indigenous people of the region. 

    Don Bosco Museum is the most popular choice among history buffs and culturally curious tourists visiting Shillong, and the reason is obvious. Visit this museum for an excellent dose of Northeast Indian culture.

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    Timing: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Closed on Sundays.

    Location: Mawlai Phudmuri, Shillong

    Entry Fees/Price: INR 50 per person for Indians.

                                  INR 150 per person for foreign tourists.

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  • 22Balpakram National Park (134 km from Shillong)

    Whether you are a wildlife enthusiast or a nature lover, Balpakram National Park is going to leave a lasting impression on your memory with its wide range of exotic flora and fauna and its picturesque landscapes. Sitting at an elevation of 3000 feet, this wildlife park, located near Garo Hills in Meghalaya, covers a verdant land of 200 sq km. 

    Apart from tiger and elephant, you may spot animals like leopard, hillock gibbons, barking deer, and golden cat at Balpakram National Park. Due to some myths that revolve around this park, it is also called “The Land of Spirits”.

    Location: Tura, South Garo Hills

    Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM

    Best time to visit: October to March

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 23Mawthadraishan Peak (73 km from Shillong)

    One of the most scenic tourist places in Meghalaya, Mawthadraishan peak is located on the northern side of the main road that connects Nongstoin and Shillong. The fish ponds located at the top add to the picturesqueness of this place. The peak is famed among tourists for the panoramic views it offers. 

    On clear days, you can see the Garo Hills to the west. Khasi Hills to the east, the Himalayas to the north, and Bangladesh to the south from Mawthadraishan Peak. Trekking is the best way to explore the essence of this place.

    Location: Mawroh and Markasa village, Shillong – Nongstoin Road

    Timings: 24 hours

    Best time to visit: September to May

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 24Nartiang Monoliths (62 km from Shillong)

    Arguably the most interesting site for an archaeology enthusiast in Meghalaya, Jaintia Hills are known to be the home to the world’s tallest monoliths. Though monoliths can be found in various parts of Khasi and Jaintia hills, Nartiang Market claims the largest collection of monoliths in one place. The collection is made up of Menhirs, Moo Shynrang and Dolmens. 

    It is believed that these monoliths were erected at least 500 years ago. These monoliths highlight the culture of Jaintias and Khasi. To discover a different aspect of Meghalaya, Nartiang is among the best places to visit in Meghalaya.

    Location: Nartiang, Meghalaya

    Timings: Open 24 hours

    Best time to visit: March to June

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 25Dain-Thlen Falls (56 km form Shillong)

    Dain-Thlen Falls is one of the best spots in Meghalaya to find solace in the lap of nature. The sight of the water stream plummeting down from a great height into the pool below and the sound of the gushing water will calm your nerves. The height of the fall is between 80 to 90 meters. The waterfall is located at a short distance of 7 km from Cherrapunji and makes for a great picnic spot. 

    The scenic beauty of the waterfall and the surrounding terrains also makes it an ideal location for nature and landscape photography. If you are planning a peaceful weekend getaway near Cherrapunji, this is among the most tranquil tourist places in Meghalaya.

    Location: Cherrapunji

    Timings: Sunrise to Sunset

    Best time to visit: October to May

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 26Air Force Museum (13 km from Shillong)

    The museum gives some interesting insights into the history of Indian Air Force and the wars the country has fought. Here, you can find photographs from Indo-China and Indo-Pakistan wars. On your visit to this museum, you can see, among the wide range of things on exhibit, miniature models of aircraft, the uniforms of air force pilots, missiles, and rockets. 

    If you are interested in gaining knowledge about the country’s defense forces, the Air Force Museum is the best place to be. The complex also features a gift shop where you can find some interesting souvenirs to take back home.

    Location: Upper Shillong

    Timings: 9:30 AM to 5 PM

    Best time to visit: During any season

    Entry Fees/Price: Entry is free but to see exhibits one is required to pay INR 20.

  • 27Police Bazar (2 km from Shillong)

    Police Bazar, located in the heart of Shillong, is the best place where you can indulge in shopping fun to satiate the shopaholic in you. Being a one-stop-shop for all kinds of visitors, the place also offers food and entertainment options. This modern marketplace features modern and traditional shops, multi-cuisine restaurants and hotels. 

    Owing to the range of products including an exclusive collection of apparels, local artifacts, and handicrafts that can be found here, the market is popular among locals and tourists alike. To enjoy the liveliness of Police Bazar, visit it at evening when it comes alive with a huge rush of visitors.

    Location: Downtown, Shillong

    Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM

    Best time to visit: During any season

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 28Ward's Lake (3 km from Shillong)

    One of the most famous tourist places in Shillong, the Ward’s Lake, or the Pollock’s Lake is an artificial lake in the midst of enviable greenery, and in the middle of the city. Shaped like a horseshoe, the lake is surrounded by a number of promenades paved in cobble-stones. 

    The eclectic mix of the calm waters of the lake, the greenery and the experience of walking around it is just the thing that you need amidst the chaos of the big city. Dating back to the late 19th century, the place is named after the then chief commissioner of Assam, Sir William Ward, and is one of the best places to enjoy the nature’s bounty in Shillong.

    Location: Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya

    Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

    Entry Fees/Price: INR 5

  • 29Mawkdok Dympep Valley (50 km from Shillong)

    Your quest to the most scenic place in Meghalaya ends at Mawkdok Dympep Valley. An abode of clouds, shrouded by the blankets of velvety green vegetation – the beauty of this valley is ecstatic in the truest sense. A viewpoint at Duwan Sing Syiem Bridge is the best spot from where you can witness the breathtaking vistas of this valley and capture them in your camera. 

    It is located on Shillong-Cherrapunji Road, at a short distance of about 32 km from Shillong. You can also indulge in thrilling zip lining experience at Mawkdok Dympep Valley.

    Location: Cherrapunji

    Timings: Open 24 hours

    Best time to visit: December to June

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 30Nokrek National Park (148 km from Shillong)

    Meghalaya has no dearth of places to entice wildlife and nature lovers with. Holding spot on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves List, Nokrek National Park is among the best Meghalaya tourist places to explore biodiversity. Owing to the abundance of flora and fauna, the park lures in scores of tourists on a daily basis. The park is located in West Garo Hills at a distance of 2 km from Tura Peak. 

    Among the major animal species calling Nokrek National Park home are Asian Elephant, Marbled Cat, and Tiger but the park’s fame is credited to Red Panda. Besides, the variety of birds that can be spotted here is a delight for any twitcher.

    Location: Tura, West Garo Hills

    Timings: Info not available

    Best time to visit: October to May

    Entry Fees/Price: INR 40

  • 31Wah Kaba Falls (46 km from Shillong)

    When in Meghalaya, you are never away from nature. Wah Kaba Falls, located on Shillong - Cherrapunji Road at a distance of 7.5 km from Cherrapunji, is another waterfall adding grace to the list of spectacular waterfalls in Meghalaya. This seasonal waterfall is popular among tourists and picnickers during monsoons. 

    Engulfed in lush greenery, the fall, plunging from a height of hundreds of meters, tends to look dreamy when clouds become a part of the perfect composition of nature. As a short hike is needed to reach the waterfall, it is also a popular site among adventure lovers.

    Location: Umstew, Cherrapunji

    Timings: Info not available

    Best time to visit: June to September

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 32West Jaintia Hills (75 km from Shillong)

    It is a district carved out of the mountainous region of Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. It is popular among tourists for its picturesque valleys, hills and the plethora of tourist spots it possesses within its realm. Located at a distance of 75 km from the state capital, Shillong, West Jaintia Hills boasts unique tribal culture that still holds prominence in the region. 

    The major tourist attractions that make it an ideal getaway for explorers are Monolith in Nartiang, Thadlaskein Lake, and Krang Suri Falls. Besides, the region is also extremely popular for the range of natural caves here that are counted among the best Meghalaya tourist places.

    Location: Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya

    Timings: Open 24 hours

    Best time to visit: March to June

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 33Arwah Cave (51 km from Shillong)

    Meghalaya is home to one of the largest, extensive and most amazing cave formations in the world. With that said, one of the most famous spots in the list of Meghalaya Tourist Places is the name of Arwah Caves. Truly extensive in their nature, these caves of Cherrapunji have only a small part of them open for a visit to the general public. 

    The place is decorated with natural formations, fossils of marine animals believed to be as old as 30 million years.  This offbeat place exudes adventure and is a definite visit when in Meghalaya.

    Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

    Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

    Best time to visit: May, July, and August

    Entry Fees/Price: INR 20 per Adult and INR 10 per Child

  • 34Rainbow Falls (54 km from Shillong)

    The lesser known, yet one of the most beautiful places to visit in Madhya Pradesh, the Rainbow Falls near the small village of Tyrana known for the amazing living root bridges are a sight to behold for sure. After walking for about an hour from the village, you reach these falls which are the perfect definition of love at first sight. 

    As if the stream of water steadily falling into the deep-hued turquoise pool below wasn’t mesmerizing enough, the rainbow-like reflections generating from the falls give it a whole new level of beauty to be proud of.

    Location: Nohkalikai Rd., Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

  • 35Kynrem Falls (70 km from Shillong)

    Located at a small distance of about 12 km from the city of Cherrapunji, the Kynrem Falls find their home in the Thangkharang Park of the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. With a falling height of about 305 meters, the waterfalls are the 7th highest in the country and there are three stages in which the attraction is divided in. 

    Swelling to great sizes during the monsoons, the falls offer a great view of itself when seen from several different angles within the national park itself. The falls have an increasing popularity when it comes to tourist places in Meghalaya.

    Location: Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya 793108

    Timings: Thursday to Tuesday, 7 AM to 4 PM

    Best time to visit: During the monsoons

  • 36Thangkharang Park (64 km from Shillong)

    One of the main attractions of the city of Cherrapunji, the National Park is famous for providing and an amazing view of the country of Bangladesh from here. Home to the amazing Kynrem Falls and the famous Khoh Ramhah Rock, the park is a scenic wonder in all senses and becomes more so when it starts raining here. 

    The green sheet swells in size and the streams become more and more eminent in their flow. There are also many footbridges, one of which passes over a raging stream in the monsoons and is a sight to behold.

    Location: Sohra, Thangkharang Rd., Meghalaya

    Timings: Thursday to Tuesday, 7 AM to 4 PM

    Best time to visit: Monsoon months

    Entry Fees/Price: INR 20 per adult, INR 10 per child

  • 37Khoh Ramhah or Motrop (64 km from Shillong)

    Located in the Thangkharang National Park, this single rock entity is known as the Khoh Ramhah, Pillar Rock, or the Mothorp, is a major tourist attraction in Cherrapunji. The shape of this somewhat conical rock is just mesmerizing to look at. 

    It is joined by two rocks of similar shapes but much smaller in size, adding to the beauty of the whole scene, with a small stream flowing by them which then turns into a small waterfall. A place associated with legends, this is one of the best places to see in the National Park.

    Location: Inside the Thangkharang National Park, Sohra, Thangkharang Rd., Meghalaya

    Timings: Thursday to Tuesday, 7 AM to 4 PM

    Best time to visit: Monsoon months

  • 38Tyrshi Falls (58 km from Shillong)

    Falling on the road between Shillong and Jowai (NH 44), these waterfalls demand a short trek to be taken to reach the location of their spectacular beauty. Walking a beautiful arch bridge, you reach the waterfalls, which not only is beautiful because of the presence of the waterfalls. The place also offers a great view of the Pynthor Nein which is a famous rice valley. 

    Coming out of the trees of the area, a look at the waterfall will sure take your breath away in a moment. Located only 5 km from the town of Jowai, this place is a must visit if you are in the vicinity.

    Location: Jowai, Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year.

  • 39Thadlaskein Lake (54 km from Shillong)

    A great attraction on the National Highway 44, this lake is located at a distance of 8 km from Jowai and is fed by a natural spring. Associated with many legends, one of which says that the lake was dug by an ancient chieftain of the kingdom and his disciples, with the end of their bows, this place has become a great attraction for tourists and is a favorite picnic spot for the locals. 

    When the weather is clear and the sun is out, the reflection in the water is said to be breathtaking. Apart from that, the lake also holds a religious importance for the people of the Raid Mukhla belief.

    Location: Mukhla, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: September to May

  • 40Caves of Meghalaya

    Meghalaya is renowned all over the world for many remarkable places nature has blessed it with. The popularity of Meghalaya among tourists is largely attributed to its caves that are among the longest ones in India. Caves of Meghalaya comprises caves in different districts of Meghalaya including Jaintia Hills, Khasi Hills and Garo Hills. 

    Three factors work in unison to make such long caves in Meghalaya – heavy rains, elevation and limestone. Nine out of the ten longest caves in India are in Meghalaya. The longest ones of them being  Mawsmai Cave, Siju Cave, and Arwah Cave. 

    Such a large number of significant caves dating back to unknown periods make Meghalaya the abode of archaeology enthusiasts. If not to experience the seemingly never-ending rainfalls, one must travel to Meghalaya to check its fascinating caves.

    Location: Jaintia Hills, Khasi Hills and Garo Hills

  • 41Garden of Caves (49 km from Shillong)

    Ka Bri Ki Synrang, literally translating into the Garden of Caves, this place is located in a small village Laitmawsiang of Sohra, Meghalaya. Located in the midst of dense forests, the park contains breathtaking sceneries, whichever way you look. 

    Consisting of 14 waterfalls with the cleanest of water that you can imagine, the place is full of caves and cascades that have been created over the years by seasonal waterfalls and continuous rains. A home to brilliant waterfalls and rock formations, this is one of the most famous places to visit in Meghalaya.

    Location: Laitryngew-War, Laitmawsiang, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: August and September

    Entry Fees/Price: INR 20

  • 42Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama (2 km from Shillong)

    Started in the year 1924 by the great Swami Vivekananda himself, the Ashrama has evolved to become one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya, right here in Cherrapunji. Surrounded by a sea of green, the iconic building is most easily recognizable by anyone entering Cherrapunji or living here. 

    A perfect mixture of spiritual and picturesque, the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama is one of the few places in the state that is open 25 hours in a day on all working days, delivering the kind of commitment that they make.

    Location: Khliehshnong, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

    Timings: Monday to Friday, 24 hours

    Best time to visit: Any time of the year

    Entry Fees/Price: No entry fee

  • 43David Scott Trail (28 km from Shillong)

    A part of the famous horse cart trail that was built by the famous British Administrator David Scott in the years of his stay in the Khasi hills. The 16 km trek originally started in Cherrapunji and went up to Bangladesh, which also resulted in a war between the Khasi tribe and the British back in the day. 

    The trail now spreads between the villages of Mawphlang to Ladmawphlang. You can see many river streams, forests, meadows, and rock structures that are the center of the Khasi culture, making this a great adventure and a memorable exploration.

    Location: Mawphlang Village, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: The month of August.

  • 44Mary Help of Christians Cathedral (2 km from Shillong)

    The primary place of worship for more than 300,000 Catholics residing in the area of Shillong, East Khasi Hills and the Ri-Bhoi regions, the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral is more than 50 years old and has earned a significant place in the hearts of locals, as well as people coming from outside to witness the mesmerizing beauty. 

    Built on the site of a German wooden church that suffered a fire on the day of Good Friday in the year 1936, this unique church now actually stands on the sand to avoid any damage done by the earthquakes that come in this region.

    Location: Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

    Entry Fees/Price: None

  • 45Jingmaham Living Root Bridge (90 km from Shillong)

    The village of Mawlynnong is famous for various reasons, but one of them sure has to be the amazing living root bridges that the locals have created to make their commute easier. Instead of using conventional construction materials, this bridge uses the roots of the Banyan Fig Trees on both sides of the river, which are intertwined together to make a strong and sturdy bridge. 

    And not just that, this place is also a scenic wonder and worth an amazing picture, as it brings together the elements of nature and that of unparalleled beauty.

    Location: Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

  • 46Spread Eagle Falls (2 km from Shillong)

    These falls located in the in the East Khasi Hills of Shillong, they were initially called Umkaliar but were later renamed to the Spread Eagle Falls as the shape of the falls resembled an Eagle in flight (wings spread out). The pool forming at the bottom of the falls has given the place a serene feeling of being the just perfect kind of picnic spot for the locals as well as the tourists coming to explore Meghalaya. 

    The view sure makes for an amazing getaway in the hills and has a rather soothing effect, major reasons why someone should visit this place.

    Location: Shillong, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: June to August

  • 47All Saints’ Church( 2 km from Shillong)

    One of Shillong’s Oldest Churches, this place dates back to the Colonial Times. The original church was destroyed in the year 1897 due to an earthquake, and the current church was created in the year of 1902 on a different location from the first one. 

    Surrounded by immense greenery, as was the style of the Britishers, this church is a great place to spend some time in the amazing greenery of the place, and seek the blessings of the father almighty. You must choose to book our romantic tour package of Meghalaya and visit All Saint's Church with your life partner and have a delightful time.

    Location: IGP Point, Near Barik Point, Shillong, Meghalaya

    Best time to visit: Throughout the year

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