Meghalaya is the place that receives most of the rainfall throughout the year, therefore it is known as an abode of clouds. It is also known for its scenic beauty, reposefulness, flourishing greenery, waterfalls, etc. Meghalaya (capital Shillong) is a northeast state of India. Meghalaya is prominent for heavy rainfalls (Cherrapunji and Mausynrm), culture and people, caving (limestone caves and orange honey). It is also well known as the Music Capital of India, where many music events happen throughout the year.
According to the 2011 census, the majority population of Meghalaya was 2.97 million. The literacy rate of Meghalaya was 74.43%.
The State of Meghalaya follows 10+2 system education. The main education board in this state is the Meghalaya Board of School Education. College in Meghalaya offers various streams like Arts, Humanities, and Science. Most of the colleges are affiliated with NEHU (North- Eastern Hill University).
Culture of Meghalaya
The ethnic communities of Meghalaya that include Khasis, Garo, and Jaintia are from South East Asia. Cheerful and adaptable is the keen nature of people in Meghalaya. All three communities are bound by a matrilineal system. We can see many churches, temples, and monasteries. The region is rich in culture, tribe, and tradition. As a music capital, the people play the flute, and mridangam make sounds with buffalo horns and enjoy themselves with drinks for social and religious ceremonies.
- Nakham Bitchi
- Bamboo Shoots
Meghalaya is one of the safest places in India. Women are empowered both culturally and economically. Even a solo woman wanderer can feel safe to travel. The Police are also cooperating with the tourists.
Top Best Places to visit in Meghalaya around 100 km from Shillong:
- Nohkalikai Waterfalls
- Double Decker Living Root Bridge
- Umiam Lake
- Elephant Falls
- Mawlynnong Village
- Laitlum Canyon
- Dawki – Umngot River
- Seven Sisters Falls
How to reach Meghalaya?
1)By Train: –
The nearest station to Meghalaya is Guwahati, which is connected to northern states, cities like New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu Kashmir, and also south state city Bangalore. From Guwahati, busses and cabs are also available to reach the destination.
2)By Air: –
Meghalaya does not have any airport to board travelers, instead, the nearest Lokpriya Gopinath Bordolon International Airport is the only airport located at a distance of 159km in Guwahati away from Meghalaya. This airport connects to the international cities like Tura and Bangkok, also to the Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Kolkata.
3)By Road: –
Major roads of cities connect to Meghalaya through roads. The roads here are well maintained which are smooth and very frequently occupied with traffic. Many travelers find monsoon as the best month for traveling to Meghalaya for the love towards unlimited rain. Due to heavy rainfall, the vehicles slow down their speed on these roads.
One of the most beautiful places in northeast India is Meghalaya. And also, one of the best hill stations in India. This state is loved by most of the tourists because of its heavy rainfall and clouds. All the above destinations will draw all your attention and will take your mind into a state of peacefulness. One can capture a lot of memories in store for the future to tell tales to their grandchildren. College goers should try to go on a trip. Meghalaya is said to have a large variety of fruits, vegetables, spices, and plants with medicinal benefits. The large variety of Orchids are also found in nearly 325 of them. Every person should try to visit this place called Meghalaya once in their life to enhance the beauty of nature.