Embraced by mother nature, the Abode of Clouds Meghalaya has some of the best places to bask in the wilderness. From the wettest place to the cleanest village, this Northeastern state of India does not back down from the other states in terms of the beauty of nature. So, be ready to venture into untrodden places of Meghalaya on your next visit:

1. Shillong

Relish the ravishing charm of North India on your visit to the capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong. Adorned with caves, waterfalls, and beautiful landscapes, the city is the perfect place if you love nature.

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Places to Visit in Shillong:

  • Umiam Lake
  • Mawphlang Sacred Forest
  • Laitlum Canyons
  • Elephant Falls & more.

Best Time to Visit:

Visit Shillong in the months of May to June, as the weather stays pleasant during that time. 

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2. Cherrapunji

Nestled at a distance of 50 km from the capital city Cherrapunji is one of the best places in Meghalaya. The rich culture, lively festivals, and above all, its living root bridges lure wanderers around the world.

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Places to Visit in Cherrapunji:

  • Nohkalikai Falls
  • Double Decker Living Root Bridge
  • Mawsynram Village 
  • Seven Sisters Falls 
  • Mawsmai Cave & more.

Best Time to Visit:

The best season to visit Cherrapunji is winter, between October and February.

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3. Mawsynram

Widely known as the wettest place on the globe, Mawsynram needs no introduction. With the highest annual rainfall, it rains about every day in Mawsynram. Nonetheless, it has become a blessing to nature. Embellished with shades of green, the hill station is heaven for those who love nature.

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Places to Visit in Mawsynram:

  • Mawsmai Caves
  • Mawsmai Falls
  • Krem Dam & more.

Best Time to Visit:

The ideal time to visit Mawsynram is between September and November.

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4. Dawki

With the crystal clear water of the fascinating Umngot River, Dawki will take you on an unforgettable journey. Ride a boat in this see-through river, and you will feel like floating. Apart from that, the pleasant weather and mystical nature are an attraction to the tourists.

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Places to Visit in Dawki:

  • Umngot River
  • Jaflong Zero Point
  • Burhill Falls
  • India – Bangladesh Friendship Gate & more.

Best Time to Visit:

You can visit Dawki at any time of the year. However, nature looks more beautiful during the months of November to May.

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5. Nongpoh

If you are looking for a place secluded from the uproar of city life, Nongpoh might be perfect for you. Tucked away in the Ri-Bhoi district in Meghalaya, this hill station will capture your heart. Fill the serenity with the blend of the beauty of nature.

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Places to Visit in Nongpoh:

  • Umiam Lake 
  • Lum Sohpetbneng 
  • Lum Nehru Park
  • Dwar Ksuid & more.

Best Time to Visit:

With a tropical climate, the perfect months to visit Nongpoh are between November to February. 

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6. Mawlynnong

Unwind yourself in the lap of nature at the cleanest village in the world in Mawlynnong. Breathe in the fresh smell of the soaked soil and clutch the passage into nostalgia.

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Places to Visit in Mawlynnong:

  • Roots Bridges 
  • Jingmaham Living Root Bridge 
  • Mawlynnong Village 
  • Mawlynnong Waterfall & more.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit Mawlynnong is during the monsoon season from June to September.

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7. Tura

Uncovered in the foothills of the range of the Garo Hills, Tura is one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. Explore the wilderness as well as the adventure sports on your visit.

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Places to Visit in Tura:

  • Nokrek National Park 
  • Pelga Falls 
  • Tura Peak 
  • Balpakram National Park 
  • Siju Caves & more.

Best Time to Visit:

Explore Tura during the winter period from February to March. 

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