Meghalaya, a part of the seven sister states in India literally translate as “the abode of the clouds” in Sanskrit. This state is a spectacle of natural beauty and the cities of Cherrapunji and Mawsynram adorning eye-catching natural beauty that attracts major tourists visiting Meghalaya and the neighbouring state of Assam. The capital of the state is Shillong which is a preferred gateway to a plethora of picturesque destinations, offering the best sightseeing tours in Meghalaya. Shillong Iewduh Bara Bazaar is one of the largest traditional-style markets in northeast India, where local Khasi women sell their fresh produce and livestock, Tourists visiting Shillong gather here to taste delectable street food. Most people visiting Meghalaya flock to the densely forested Garo Hills. The vast forest area is home to the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, Siju Wildlife Sanctuary and Balpakhram National Park, where Jungle safaris are a popular activity among tourists.
Shillong is the busiest city in Meghalaya, covered by lush mountains, stretches of Pine forests, numerous waterfalls, caves and rapid streams, it has become a popular tourist destination and every year it sees a rising number of tourists visiting it. While nature trails are abundant in this quaint state, Meghalaya would leave one revelling in the breath-taking yet unusual natural reserves like the living root bridge or the double decker root bridge near Tyrna village in Cherrapunji where one has to hike through thick jungles, water streams to reach the bridge and the view from the spot is spectacular. Among the best sightseeing tours in Meghalaya, you can also explore its massive cave system found in most regions of the state. Krem Mawk Hydrop, the most prominent among the caves, is the broadest sandstone cave in the Indian sub-continent.