The North East is known for its natural beauty and Meghalaya takes the crown. There are a lot of places to visit in Meghalaya and some of the popular places include Nohkalikai Falls, Latlam Canyon, Dawki River, Mavalinang Village, Elephant Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Living Root Bridge, and Mawphlang Sacred Forest, along with many other places in Meghalaya.
If you are planning a nature based holiday and looking for North East tour packages, then Meghalaya has a lot to offer such as attractive waterfalls, rainforest, hill stations etc showcasing their natural heritage. Do not forget to take a boat ride in crystal clear water in the Umngot River. One of the most magnificent places in the world like Cherrapunji and Mawsynram are in Meghalaya. Meghalaya has been blessed by nature in such a unique way, that one may spend a holiday here for a month also.
1. Nohkalikai Waterfalls
The Nohkalikai waterfall is located in Meghalaya, India, standing tall at 1115 feet high is one of the highest waterfalls in India. Imagine the fun of standing near a high waterfall with powerful mist blowing in your face and drenching you. This waterfall is a natural wonder with a water stream falling below it that looks like a white pearl rope. It is located at a distance from Cherrapunji, which is a tourist destination in Meghalaya. A trip to the waterfall during the monsoons will present to you a thick clouds cover scene. Nohkalikai Waterfalls is one of the main attractions in all the Meghalaya Tour Packages.
2. Umiam Lake
Umiam Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes. If you think that natural lakes are more beautiful, then you must see this man-made lake once. The lake is very large covering an area of 212 square kilometers. You can get a spectacular view of the setting sun from the shore of the lake. Surrounded by lush green hills, the reservoir is one of the most popular tourist spots in Meghalaya and one can do many activities in the lake.
3. Elephant Falls
Meghalaya, a very popular destination known for its waterfalls offers one of the most popular waterfalls of Elephant Falls. It is a 3-tier waterfall situated in the middle of a fresh green forest. The noise of crashing crystal clear waters over solid rocks is however ironic as it may sound deafening also. The view of this waterfall is worth capturing in your camera. Just a short distance from the capital city, Shillong, this fall is one of the most awe-inspiring sites in Shillong. Do not miss this gem of nature on your Meghalaya trip!
4. Laitlum Canyon
This place offers some of the most attractive landscapes in India. In Meghalaya, tourists visit this place mostly for two reasons. If you are a photographer, you can capture heaven in your camera and if you are a natural lover, then this abode of clouds in the East Khasi Hills is your escape into nature.
5. Dawki – Umngot River
Dawki is a small town on the border of India and Bangladesh. It is the center of trade between the two countries. It is popular for the crystal water river of Dawki River. This water is so clear that you can see its shadow of the boat floating in the river. This distinctive attraction of the river attracts tourists from all over the country and even abroad to take an unforgettable ride on the Umngot River. If you book any North East tour packages, do not forget to include this boat tour on the river.
6. Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Meghalaya is also popular for its tropical rainforests and the most isolated of all the rainforests is the Mawphlang Sacred Forest. This forest consists of extraordinary species of plants and trees considered more than 1,000 years old. Local people say that this forest is home to a God named Labasa, who appears as a tiger or leopard and also protects the local community.