Meghalaya – India’s New Adventurous Destination

Meghalaya adventours trip

Meghalaya, which means ‘the abode of clouds’ (in Sanskrit) is a NorthEastern state in India. Soaring above the delta of the river Brahmaputra, the state is well known for its rains. And that is why we find it so beautiful. The weather is comparatively dry in Meghalaya during the winter months. However, during the monsoon, this less-explored state becomes the wettest region on earth. The hilly village of Mawsynram has recorded the highest rainfall in the world.

The saturated lush and green landscape of Meghalaya has been often compared to the Scottish highlands. This has also led the British colonials to describe the state as the Scotland of the East. Over the years the locals have been developing special techniques to deal with the excessive rainfalls. The most exciting about Shillong, Meghalaya’s capital, is the journey from the plains of Assam that offers some amazingly beautiful and serene views across the Brahmaputra valley. Let us discuss some of the most adventurous things that you can do in Meghalaya.

Short Trekking Trail in Meghalaya

trekking in meghalaya

The scenic hill slopes are just perfect for trekking. Make your trip more memorable by exploring the dense and lush forests and orchids of Meghalaya. Khasi Hills, the middle part of the plateau, has the highest summits. The whole scenic beauty with rolling hills and mystic waterfalls is enough to leave you Mesmerised.

Caving Tours in Meghalaya

Caving Tours in Meghalaya

The natural beauty of the state is further enhanced by the caves that are spread across most of the districts of Meghalaya. VisitKrem Mawkhydrop to explore the cave fauna that represents one of the major components of biodiversity. Krem Dam is the widest sandstone cave in the Indian sub-continent. Go to Mawsmai, the only show cave in Meghalaya and Krem Lymput, a cave rich in calcite formations.

Camping in the Island in Umium Lake

Umium Lake

Plan a vacation in Meghalaya with your friends and indulge in a variety of adventurous activities like rock climbing, joomering, rappelling, zip-lining, kayaking, canoeing, and much more. You can also enjoy boating in the beautiful Umiam Lake, commonly called Barapani Lake, located in Nongpoh, approx. 17km from Shillong.

River Rafting, Angling, and Trekking in Dawki

Dawki is one of the famous tourist places in Meghalaya. Enjoy a fun filled 1-hour river rafting session in Dawki. Go for trekking expeditions through the steep hills to explore the immense natural beauty of Dawki. Ranikhor is also one of the offbeat tourist sites that offer an adventurous river rafting place for tourists. The place is also known as the angler’s paradise. Dawki is situated around 80km from Shillong where tourists also spend some time to try their hands at angling. The most significant species found in this region are—Catfishes, Silver Carp, Golden Carp etc. water rappelling at the Elephant falls can also be a good option to experience some fun.

Trip to Mawlynnong and Mawphanlur Village in Meghalaya

Mawlynnong village

If you want to visit some peaceful, calm, and serene places in the northeast, then this tour can be a perfect one for you. Relish the beauty of the dense forests and the Living root bridges. The specialty of these bridges is that they are formed naturally. The hanging roots of the rubber tree naturally gather together to make it a perfect bridge.

So what are you waiting for? Meghalaya is not only one of the best places for family vacations in the North-eastern India but also offers some of the most adventurous and thrilling experiences.