Meghalaya – An abode for clouds
Once a portion of Assam, Meghalaya was made a state on January 21st, 1972. The districts of Jaintia hills, Garo, and Khasi became the current state of Meghalaya. People show a lot of interest in this small state tourism wise, as it’s an untouched land of maximum rainfall in India.
Our Meghalaya Shillong tour packages help you explore the best of this peaceful state. As seventy per cent of this state is forest, the complete state comes under the Meghalaya subtropical forest ecoregion. A paradise of lush green forest, biodiverse flora and fauna, and a majority tribal population with their indigenous culture and tradition, Meghalaya is a must-visit destination for all, and what is better than our Meghalaya Shillong tourism packages to experience this.
Meghalaya – the wettest place on earth
Cheerapunji, a town south of Shillong, holds the record for most rain in a calendar month. With the Meghalaya Shillong tourist package, you can travel to this town through a scenic highway.
Mawsynram, a small town near Sohra (Cheerapunji), holds the record for most rains in a year. With rugged hills, high land plateau, and many rivers, the state enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. You can enjoy all this with our best Meghalaya Shillong tourism packages.
Another aspect of Meghalaya’s people is their matrilineal system, in which lineage and inheritance are traced through the women. The youngest daughter of the family inherits the wealth and also takes care of the parents.
The best way to start the Meghalaya Shillong tourist package would be to fly to Guwahati in Assam and come to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, via road. Wood carvings and bamboo works are the oldest arts of Meghalaya tribes, along with woven cane mats, which are aesthetically designed with floral motifs. You can explore all this and more with Meghalaya Shillong tour packages.
Places to visit in a Meghalaya Shillong package tour
A hill station and capital of Meghalaya, the city is on a plateau and surrounded by hills on three sides. The British used to call this city the Scotland of the East due to the rolling hills surrounding this town. The city also has many tourist attractions, which you can discover with a Meghalaya Shillong tourism package.
Located on the outskirts of Shillong, this is a three-step waterfall. It is among the must-visit natural wonders with a Meghalaya Shillong package tour.
Shillong golf course
It is the most extensive natural golf course in Asia and dubbed as the east’s Gleneagles. This 18-course golf course is considered one of the toughest in Asia.
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Studies
The museum attached to the centre is the perfect place to experience the Northeast region’s entire culture and heritage since its origin. The museum is a must-visit on all Meghalaya Shillong tour packages.
A man-made lake covering an area of 221 sq km is a significant tourist attraction and source of fish for the locals.
Single Decker Bridge
One of the most beautiful attractions of Meghalaya Shillong tourism package, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Mawlynnong is the village with the living root bridge. It is the oldest and longest living root bridge in the area, maintained by the community living half a kilometre away.
Nongriat and the double-decker bridge
A natural and human-made wonder, this double-decker living root bridge is located in the Nongrait village. A short journey and a trek to the bridge for the adventure enthusiast in you will present you at this one-of-a-kind place. With our Meghalaya Shillong tour packages, you will tick a significant destination from the bucket list.
Thadlaskien Lake and Lalong Park
One of the oldest man-made lakes in the Jowai district, it is known for its scenic beauty and spectacular views. We always try to include this place in all our Meghalaya Shillong tourism packages.
A stone structure built by a respected Jaintia King Lieutenant, it has the tallest Menhir (upright stones) Moo Shyrang and Dolmens (flat stones in horizontal position) located in the village of Nartiang. A place of ancient history and wonder, it is exciting for all who enjoy human history on their Meghalaya Shillong tourism packages.
It is a tiny village of repute known as the neatest village in Asia. A picture-perfect village with a trek to nearby Riwai village and living root bridge.
Dawki is a border town where you can get a peek at Bangladesh, barely two kilometres from this town. The outdoors enthusiasts could also go camping here with our Meghalaya Shillong tour packages.
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
A sacred spot for the local tribe of Khasi, it also has varied plant life. Many tribes of Meghalaya are known to worship nature for their energy and abundance.
A well-lit cave, broad passageways, and chamber configurations, for the adventure seeker in you, is a perfect spot to be added to your Meghalaya Shillong package tour.
With an elevation of 1115 feet, it is the tallest diving waterfall in India. This tourist spot is open throughout the year, and thus, we include it in all our Meghalaya Shillong tourism packages.
Festivals of Meghalaya
Behdienkhlam Festival, a three-day festival celebrated in July in the East Khasi Hills, is an essential event for people to dress up in their traditional fineries and dance on the street, to promote friendship and harmony and drive out negativity. This spectacle could be added to your Meghalaya Shillong tourism package.
The people of East Khasi hills also celebrate the Chad Sukra festival during April May to seek blessing before the sowing season.
The Laho dance where both men and women participate is a traditional dance where two young men dance on either side of a girl, all 3 connecting their arms.
Cuisine of Meghalaya
The cuisine of the people of Meghalaya is predominately non-vegetarian. It is a heaven for all meat lovers, due to the variety of meat served at various places you visit in your Meghalaya Shillong tourist package.
What all does the Meghalaya Shillong tour packages have for the traveller?
Meghalaya has a lot to offer to all kinds of travellers. Whether you are looking for some quiet village life or seeking thrilling adventure, this tiny state has all. A major attraction for all adventure seekers is the developing trend of trekking, camping, and water sports, a facility available in our Meghalaya Shillong tour packages.
The state government is also taking extra efforts to make Meghalaya a cultural experience for all domestic and international tourists. While booking for Meghalaya Shillong tour packages, you have the advantage of travelling any time of the year, because of the pleasant climate and good road connectivity the state offers.
Reasons to choose us
- We always strive to give a personalized experience to every tourist who chooses the Meghalaya Shillong tourism package from us.
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- We take care that all our Meghalaya Shillong tour packagesare safe and thoroughly researched.
- All the hygiene and safety precautions are exercised at all accommodations, places to eat and travel for all Meghalaya Shillong tour packages.
Meghalaya, the abode of the clouds, is undoubtedly a blissful experience. It is a must-visit destination for the experiential traveller.