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Discover the natural beauty of Meghalya where spices flourish
The lovely small hilly state, Meghalaya, is a living paradise with its matchless natural beauty, travel attractions, and Indian Spices farms. The blissful state is home to several ambrosial hills entraining lakes, breathtaking valleys, caves, and peerless waterfalls. For nature lovers, Meghalaya offers a memorable trip and the amazing experience of a lifetime. One of the best travel destinations of India is a perfect combination of Romantic locations, adventures, hiking, wildlife experience. However, the entire Meghalaya is worth visiting. We have collected below the list of the top 10 places to explore in Meghalaya.
Top Travel Destinations of Meghalaya:
Explore Lakadong Turmeric Indian Spices Farms
We highly recommend visiting the farms of Lakadong Turmeric, for which Meghalaya is famous worldwide. It is also known as the miracle spice of Meghalaya, which grows at the foothills of the West Jaintia hills. The miracle curcumin content grown by local farmers is 7% of the world-famous turmeric powder. However, you can purchase it from the local retailers, but we highly recommend visiting the gorgeous farms. Exploring lakadong plantations and farms is one of the most popular fun things to do in Meghalaya.
The world’s wettest place, the valleys of Cherrapunji is home to popular Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Living Root Bridges, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sister Falls, and Dain-Thlen Falls, Arwah Cave, Kynrem Falls, Thangkharang Park, Eco Park, and Garden of Caves. Undoubtedly trekking on the gorgeous waterfalls is a fulfilling experience and makes it the top place to visit in Meghalaya. The highest rainfall during the years makes it the best romantic place for a honeymoon couple.
Explore the Perfect Example of Nature at Living Root Bridges
You need to trek on the Khasi hills to reach the unique and perfect blend of nature’s beauty. The living root bridges are spread across the hills of Khasi, which are grown from the roots of rubber trees. However, all the bridges are pretty gorgeous, but the most wonderful and oldest one is Double-Decker Bridge, which is around 180 years old. Only the double-decker bridge contains two levels. The second level was constructed by the Khasi local farmers and people when once the water reached the first level. The extraordinary masterpiece can be found only in Meghalaya.
Enjoy Water Sports at Umiam Lake
Do you love adventures? If yes, then never forget to enjoy a tour of 10 square kilometers longer Umiam Lake. The lake is also known as Barpani and offers several water sports, including skiing, water scooting, kayaking, and many others. The true natural beauty lies here, which was developed for producing hydroelectric power in the area. The lush green banks of the lake make the sunset view most mesmerizing. Do not forget to take a long boat ride in the gorgeous Umiam lake.
Mysterious Wonders of Siju Cave
India’s first natural limelight cave contains stunning natural marvels, and it is the perfect place for adventure lovers. It is also known as the bat caves because of the huge population of flying bats inside the cave. The unique and matchless caves are loaded with stunning waterfalls. The mysterious siju cave is something that you must add to your list of places to visit in Meghalaya.
Have Lunch at Trattoria
Your Meghalaya trip is incomplete if you haven’t tasted the local foods made with the Indian spices locally grown. However, the entire region serves heavenly food items, but we highly recommend tasting the tastiest dishes of the popular Trattoria restaurant situated in the Khasi village. Some of the recommended dishes of the popular restaurant are Jakhaw Khasi, Dohnud, Dohjam, Doho Shain, Doh Khelia, Dohokjat, and Tungtap.
Know the Best Definition of Nature Beauty at Elephant Falls
The name. Elephant Falls is given by the British Government, as locals still call it “Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng,” which means three-step fall. The gorgeous waterfall is situated in the middle of a verdant forest of Shilong, the capital city of Meghalaya. The lush green trees surround the first fall out of three. The second one is not very popular as it is almost similar to normal waterfalls. The third one is the largest and more popular than the other two, where you can find the actual reason behind the name Elephant falls. A big stone in the shape of an Elephant is the site where you won’t get bored of taking hundreds of pictures. Monsoon is the perfect season to explore the place.
Explore History at Don Bosco Museum
Are you interested in the history and true culture of the seven sister states of North India? If yes, then add the Don Bosco Museum to your list of places to visit in Meghalaya. The museum has seven floors which contain colorful history, rich culture, heritage, and art in the shape of paintings, artworks, sculptures, and artifacts. The large cultural library, media and conference hall is also worth visiting.
Be a witness of the Cleanest Village of Asia – Mawlynnong Village
Do you want to know how the Indian Village has defeated entire Asia and achieved the tag of Cleanest Village? You have a chance to explore the village during your Meghalaya trip. The village is also known as God’s own garden, which has a 100% literacy rate, lush green escapades, Indian spices farms, valleys, amazing resorts, and many more things to explore. You will only believe our words when you visit this paradise.
Take Perfect Shots in Lakadong Indian Spices Farms at Laitlum Canyon
The place is open for all the tourists, and you don’t have to pay a single penny for spending hours here. The Laitlum Canyon is also known as the “End of the World,” which is cosseted by majestic hills and breathtaking dark valleys. The local farmers well maintain the farms; even all the locals are highly proud of this heaven in their region and take good care of the entire hill. The photo lovers will surely find this place as their paradise.
Shop at Police Bazar
On the last day of your trip, you must visit the popular Police Bazar to shop for traditional antique apparel, fashion accessories, footwear, art crafts, and many more. Go to an Indian Spices retailer shop to take home the world-famous Lakadong Turmeric powder.
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