Meghalaya Tour Guide

Meghalaya Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Meghalaya is a state lying in Northeast India. In Sanskrit language, the expression Meghalaya refers to the abode of clouds. The capital of the state is Shillong, which is dubbed as “Scotland of the East”. Shillong is a famous hill station as well. You will find various waterfalls in and around the city. The “abode of the Gods”, Shillong Peak, is the tallest in Meghalaya. The three major tribes living in the state are Garos, Khasis, and Jaintias.

Geographical location of Meghalaya

The coordinates of the state of Meghalaya (Shillong) are 25.57° North latitude and 91.88° East longitude. The state of Meghalaya shares its boundaries with the state of Assam in India to the north and with the People’s Republic of Bangladesh towards the south.

Some interesting facts and figures about Meghalaya

  • Area: 22,429 km2 (8,660 sq miles).
  • Elevation: Ranging from 150-1961 meters.
  • Climate: Meghalaya features a moderate weather round the year. During summer in Meghalaya, the maximum temperature recorded is 23°C and the minimum is 15°C. The maximum temperature in the winter months is around 15°C and the minimum is 3°C.
  • Rainfall: The state of Meghalaya is the most humid place in the world and the average annual rainfall is around 1,200 cm.
  • Largest city: Shillong
  • Capital city: Shillong
  • Population: 2,964,007 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: Mukul Sangma
  • Languages Spoken: English, Khasi and Garo.
  • Best season to visit: Between March and July.

State symbols

  • Animal: Clouded leopard
  • Bird: Hill myna
  • Tree: Gamari
  • Flower: Lady Slipper Orchid

The major places of interest in the state of Meghalaya

In the past, travelers coming from other countries needed exclusive permits to visit the places that comprise the contemporary state. Nevertheless, the prohibitions were withheld in 1955. Because of its diversity of flora and fauna, it has earned the position as one of the most beautiful states of India. There are a number of rivers in the state. It is home to a number of tourist attractions that can draw travelers with varied curiosities. The state is affluent with a variety of fauna. The thick jungles of the state are the natural habitats of various uncommon types of creatures and birds such as tigers, elephants, arboreal civets, stocky lemur, golden cats, monkeys, partridges, hornbills, snipes, teals, and quails. Meghalaya is speckled with various traveler draws. The most visited tourist attractions in Meghalaya are as follows: Read More….

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How to Reach Meghalaya

By Air: There is a tiny airport at Umroi, and the distance from the state capital is 35 km. It lies on the Guwahati-Shillong Highway. The tiny area of the airport works as a hindrance for operating big aircrafts. Tiny aircrafts exclusively fly from Agartala (the capital of the bordering state of Tripura) and Kolkata. A new flight service from Indian Airlines has been launched for three days on a weekly basis from Kolkata to Umroi, and the distance from Shillong is around 20 km. Or else, Borjhar (Assam), is the closest airport, and the distance from Shillong is approximately 124 km. Read More….

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