A blessing straight from the Gods, be it its natural characteristics, intense lushness, beauty beyond words and sights to view and die for; this is Meghalaya (name derived from Sanskrit) – the 'Abode of Clouds' - endowed with utmost natural splendour that beckons every visitor to take back home a slice of it, if possible.
Meghalaya is known as one of the most beautiful states in the North-eastern part of India with Shillong as its capital city, which has been deservingly named as the 'Scotland of the East'. Its potential to attract tourists from all across the globe makes it one of the most sought-out tourist destinations in India. It is inundated with innumerable places that are yet to be explored – this is what makes Meghalaya so unique and intriguing. A must-visit for anyone visiting India, Meghalaya's beauty is par excellence in every aspect and word.
The Tourism Department of Meghalaya has introduced various policies and COVID-19 appropriate behaviours and norms to be strictly followed by all visitors to ensure that anyone visiting Meghalaya, given the current pandemic situation, is comfortable and safe. Read more about it here.
To un-tap Meghalaya's tourism potential, the Government of Meghalaya has been focusing on improving infrastructure and building public conveniences and facilities at all its tourist spots. It has been developing and improving various tourist areas covering Arts & Craft Tourism, Nature Tourism, Health & Wellness Tourism, Cultural Tourism and Adventure Tourism.
A tour of Cherrapunji (Sohra), Nongriat, Tyrna, Laitlum, Mawlynnong, Dawki, Garo Hills, Jaintia Hills and so forth is unforgettable and a must. Enjoy trekking, caving, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba-diving, boating, rock-climbing and hand-gliding, and many other activities in Meghalaya.