Capital Shillong was a popular hill station during colonial times, with leftover features being a championship golf course and polo ground, Victorian bungalows, and churches. Concrete buildings have sprouted since then, but the charm hasn't been completely lost rather the old ones are well maintained. The state of Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sister States of northeast India. It is mountainous, with stretches of valley and highland plateaus. Rivers in Meghalaya are many and are rainfed and seasonal. Major rivers in the Garo Hills region are Ganol, Daring, Sanda, Bandra, Bugai, Dareng, Simsang, Nitai and the Bhupai. In central and eastern sections of the plateau are Khri, Digaru, Umiam, Kynshi (Jadukata), Mawpa, Umiam or Barapani, Umngot and Myntdu. In southern Khasi Hills region, the rivers have created deep gorges with several beautiful waterfalls. The town of Sohra or Cherrapunji in the Khasi Hills close to Shillong holds the world record for maximum rain in a calendar month, while the village of Mawsynram near Sohra or Cherrapunji holds the record for maximum rain in a year. Star attractions in the state are its waterfalls, caves, rainforests, hill stations and a lot more. Take a boat ride in the crystal clear water of Umngot River in Dawki, trek through the sacred forests of Mawphlang, walk across the world-famous living root bridges in Cherrapunji. Just for the information only falls which are worth visiting are Nohkalikai falls, Khoh Ramhah, Kynrem Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai falls, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Weinia Falls, Thum Falls, Krang Suri, Tyrshi Falls, Thlumuwi Falls, Pelga Falls, Imil - Chang - DareImil - Chang - Dare and Rong’bang Falls. Caves in Meghalaya are another great attraction. Major caves in the Khasi Hills are in the areas of Cherrapunjee, Shella, Pynursla, Nongjri, Mawsynram and Langrin. The caves are namely Krem Mawkhyrdop or Krem Mawmluh, Krem Dam, Krem Lymput, Mawsmai Cave and Krem Mawjymbuin. In Jaintia Hills are Krem Liat Prah, Synrang-Pamiang, Krem Lubon, Krem Chympe, Kotsati – Umlawan, Krem Umkseh, Krem Mawshun, Krem Shrieh, Krem Syndai or Krem Jogindra, Krem Umthloo and Krem Iawe. Garo hills also have some cave namely Tetengkol Balwakol, Dangedikol Chiningkrikol & korekol. We do arrange hotel and vehicle bookings
Meghalaya currently has 11 districts broadly divided in three main division i.e. in the Jantia Hills are West Jaintia Hills (Jowai), East Jaintia Hills (Khliehriat). In the Khasi Hills Division are East Khasi Hills (Shillong), West Khasi Hills (Nongstoin), South West Khasi Hills (Mawkyrwat) and Ri-Bhoi (Nongpoh). In the Garo Hills Division are North Garo Hills (Resubelpara), East Garo Hills (Williamnagar), South Garo Hills (Baghmara), West Garo Hills (Tura) South West Garo Hills (Ampati). Some of the popular tourist circuit in Meghalaya are Shillong, Shillong - Barapani - Shillong, Shillong - Sohra - Shillong, Shillong - Sohra - Laitkynsew - Shillong, Shillong - Mawphlang - Mawsynram - Shillong, Shillong -Smit - Thadlaskein - Nartiang - Shillong, Jowai - Nartiang - Syndai - Jowai can be covereed in day trip. Tura - Babadam - Nokrek - Tura is a 03-day trek and Tura - Siju - Balpakram - Baghmara - Tura is nearly a week tour package. Dreamway Destinations provide vehicle, arrange sightseeing, Arrange package tour, book hotels, homestay and resort. We take utmost care to arrange the whole package at a reasonable cost.
In West Garo Hills District, the Nokrek National Park and Biosphere Reserve is home to different species of wild animals including Elephants and Hoolock Gibbons. It is situated nearly 45 kilometres from Tura. Selbagre Hoolock Gibbon Reserve is situated in West Garo Hills District. It is home to the Hoolock Gibbons, the only ape species found in India. Balpakram National Park in South Garo Hills District, it is nearly 167 kilometres from Tura. It is home to the Lesser Panda or the Red Panda. Balpakram (a place of perpetual winds) covering an area of about 220 square kilometres is situated near Baghmara in South Garo Hills district. It is adjoining to the Siju bird sanctuary along the Simsang river.b Baghmara Reserve Forest in South Garo Hills District is nearly 04 kilometres from the town of Baghmara. We do hotel and vehicle bookings as per guests choice.
Meghalaya has three interesting avenues like the spectacular waterfalls like Nohkalikai Falls, Elephant Falls, and Mawlynnong Falls, longest caves like Krem Liat Prah and Mawsmai Caves and the wettest places in the world like Cherrapunji and Mawsynram. Other attractions include the boat ride in the crystal clear water of Umngot River in Dawki, trek through the sacred forests of Mawphlang, walk across the world-famous living root bridges in Cherrapunji.
Siju Bird Sanctuary in South Garo Hills District is home for rare and protected birds. Siberian ducks, Grey Hornbill and the Peacock Pheasant can be spotted here. Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary in Ri Bhoi District near Nongpoh is also good for birding. March & April is the best time for birding as it is their nesting season. Dreamway Destinations arrange Hotels to stay, Vehicle for Transfer and sightseeing. We also arrange festival, cultural package tours.
Meghalaya population is made up of many ethnic groups are Khasi, Garo, Jaintia, Bengali, Nepali, Hajong, Biate, Koch, Tiwa (Lalung), Rabha, Kuki, Shaikh and others. Meghalaya is one of three states in India to have a Christian majority and they practice Christianity, with Presbyterians, Baptists and Catholics. Others are Islamic and Hindu. English is the official language and other languages spoken are Khasi and Garo. Places to Visit around in Meghalaya include Nohakalikai Falls, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Living Root Bridges, Laitlum Canyon, Dawki River, Cherrapunji, Mawsynram, Elephant Falls, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Seven Sisters Falls, and many other beautiful places and these are all covered staying at Shillong. There are numerous other interesting sites are the longest caves like Krem Liat Prah and Mawsmai Caves.
Airways: Shillong Airport (SHL) has an airport at Umroi 30 kilometres from Shillong on the Guwahati - Shillong highway is now being expanding to accommodate flights. Chopper service and small aircraft operate but not on a regular basis. The nearest major airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) in Guwahati and is nearly 135 kilometres and is nearly 03 hours drive along the scenic road. There is also a helicopter service connecting Shillong to Guwahati. Baljek Airport (VETU) near Tura will be operational soon. Indian Airlines, Jet Airlines, Indigo, Vistara, Spicejet connect Guwahati to Delhi, Calcutta and other cities of India. There are international flights also in Guwahati
Railways: Meghalaya has a railhead at Mendipathar (MNDP) and regular train service connecting Mendipathar in Meghalaya and Guwahati in Assam, has started recently. There is a plan for extending the rail link from Guwahati to Byrnihat i.e. 20 kilometres from Guwahati, within Meghalaya and further extending it up to state capital Shillong. Guwahati Railway Station 9GHY) is the closest railway station. Shillong is only 03 Hours drive from Guwahati.
Roadways: The state has developed road Road Network which covers the state conveniently and is well maintained. National Highway 40 connects the state with Guwahati and other cities of the country. Most of the arrivals into the Meghalaya take place through Guwahati in neighbouring Assam, which is nearly 103 kilometres away. Meghalaya is also connected to Silchar, Kaziranga in Assam, Aizawl in Mizoram and Agartala in Tripura through National Highways. Regular bus services and private and Commercial vehicle are available to all major towns of Meghalaya and surrounding states. There are regular vehicle and bus to other state capitals and important towns of north-eastern States. Entry Formalities: Foreign tourists need a valid visa which can be further extended and Indian tourists need not to obtain any permit for entry.
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