Meghalaya also referred to as “ABODE OF CLOUDS”.This name is given to it as it receives the maximum rainfall. Meghalaya is the heaven for people. The cold and steady weather of Meghalaya attracts the people to visit this place and make a beautiful part of their life. The people from all over the world visit heaven to capture the beauty of it in their heart. Meghalaya receives the most rainfall in the calendar year. Meghalaya capital is Shillong which is also among the beautiful place of India. It has the population of around 2,964,007(census 2011) and covers an area of about 22,429 square kilometres. It consists of 11 districts which are headed by Conrad Sangma.
The people of Meghalaya are soft-hearted and polite spoken. The region of Meghalaya is bounded by Assam in the north and east and by Bangladesh in the south. The river Brahmaputra forms the border in the west. It comprises of erstwhile Khasi-Jaintia hills and Garo hills districts of Assam. Most of the terrain is hilly and the region experiences heavy rainfall during monsoons. Meghalaya is home to three major tribal populations – Khasis, Garos and Jaintias.
The state is enclosed to the south by the Bangladesh divisions and to the west by the Bangladesh division of Rangpur, and to the north and east by Assam. Since from the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities named it the “Scotland of the East”. Meghalaya was previously part of Assam, but on 21 January 1972, districts of Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills became the new state of Meghalaya. English is among the most popular language spoken in Meghalaya. The other languages spoken include Khasi, Garo, Pnar and Bengali.
Meghalaya is one of the wettest places as it receives the maximum rainfall. Cherrapunji is one of the most visited places by the tourist in Northeast India. Cherrapunji receives maximum rainfall in a calendar month. Tourist mostly visit cherrapunji to witness the heavy rainfall. With the average rainfall every year it is the wettest place.
Garo hills and Shillong area is the main attraction of the tourist. After admiring the beauty of Meghalaya tourist are so much attached to it that they forget all their worries and tension and just they get touched with the surroundings of Meghalaya. Meghalaya puts a huge impact on the people who so visit this place.
The culture of Meghalaya is just beyond awesome. People wear different dresses, celebrate their festivals with full joy and happiness.they try to indulge each and every people out there.
Meghalaya is compared to as Scotland for its highlands, fog and scenery.
Meghalaya consists of two National Parks and 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries. Tourist keeps on visiting this place every year.
Meghalaya is one of the seven sister states of northeast India.meghalaya has many rivers .some important rivers in the Garo hills region are gaol, daring, sanda, Bandra and many more.
Meghalaya also offers many tourism opportunities like mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and hiking, caving and water sports.
Tourist can reach out there by bus, train or flights. All the facilities are provided to promote more and more tourism and to attract towards the beauty of Meghalaya.
By train: Nearest railway station from Meghalaya is located in Guwahati (Assam), at a distance of 180 km. Guwahati Junction is connected to New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir and Bangalore.
By Air: Major airport from Meghalaya is located in Guwahati (Assam) at a distance of 159 km (Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport). The airport is well- connected to international cities of Tura and Bangkok along with Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta.
By road, its bit risk as the Meghalaya road is a bit slippery because of rain.
By Road: Meghalaya is easily accessible through roads. The roads are mostly smooth and well-frequented with traffic. However, it will be ideal if you could take precautions while driving in heavy monsoon season. Some of the roads get slowed down due to heavy rain.