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20 Reasons to visit Shillong, Meghalaya (Part 2)

Hi Everyone! So I’m back with Part Two for y’all. Many of you loved Part One, but believe me this is even better.

So here comes the next ten points of ’ 20 REASONS TO VISIT SHILLONG ‘ 😊

11.  One day trip to Mawsynram 
Well, guess what? Mawsynram is the wettest place on Earth! Yeah! This small, pristine village is a Nature Lover’s paradise. Soak in the lush green beauty of the hills as much as you can, visit the exciting limestone cave, and oh yes, don’t forget your umbrella! 😅

12.  Visit Cherrapungji 
A lot of beautiful arts of God can be cherished here, but summing them all up would be injustice. I will have to mention them distinctively. Cherrapungji once stood first in being the wettest place, but now has been overthrown by Mawsynram by a very little margin. The landscape here is totally different from that of Shillong, so don’t forget to stop your car and take a few snaps on the way. Or else you’ll regret later, just like I do 😓

13.  NohKaliKai Falls in Cherrapungji 

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Lucky would be a person to have a clear view of this magnificent falls. Mostly hidden behind a thick veil of fog and clouds, she sparsely spares the tourists to sneak a glance at her. But well, we were among the lucky! The minute we set foot at the view point, the fog cleared and made way for us to devour the view.  And by the way, it’s the tallest plunge waterfall in India! I took a nice shot.
But do you want to hear an even exciting thing about it? You can trek up to its edge. But wait, be careful! 😅 We didn’t do it, but you can look up this article for details regarding the trekking.

14.  Mawsmai Cave

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This amazing thrilling adventure through the dark Mawsmai Cave in Cherrapunji gave me all the Hollywood feels! The walls almost cling to your body most of the times, but that’s not a problem if you’re wilful enough. And the most important thing, don’t forget to watch you head! I came out of the cave victorious, but with a bump on my head. Ahh.. Scars of a battle! 😢

15.  Double Root Bridge in Cherrapungji 

This is one beautiful delight to trekkers. The walk down the edge of the hills takes almost half of your day, and another half to climb back up. So if you really want to see this beauty of Nature, you need to make a stay at Cherrapungji. Going there with family is one big of a task, since the whole trek is quite laborious. Therefore I wasn’t lucky enough to see it. But it’s one heck of a wonder!

16.  Visit Mawlynnong, Asia’s Cleanest Village 

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Mawlynnong has been certified as the Cleanest village of Asia by UNESCO. Such a beautiful and serene atmosphere this place has!

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And remember when I said if you need to buy tokens, I will let you know where you can find them best? This is the place! So many local shops and so many things to buy for your near and dear ones back home!

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As you can see in the picture above, the village runs on solar power and there’s a dustbin (conical in shape) at every corner.

But if this is not enough reason to visit, then wait for the next brilliant thing you’re about to read.

17. Living Root Bridge in Mawlynnong 

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For those who are not always fortunate enough to visit the double root bridge in Cherra, don’t worry! Mother Nature has just the perfect plans for you to satiate your aesthetic hunger. This beautiful living root bridge is just the right place for you and your family to get the real feels of Meghalaya.

18.  River Dawki

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This is one of the main reasons for visiting Meghalaya. The Dawki River works as a border between India and Bangladesh. But that’s not the only fascinating characteristic of this wonderful gift of Nature. During winters, the river water turns crystal clear and the boats look like they are floating in the air! Go for a mesmerising boat ride and get once in a lifetime experience!

19.  Krang Suri Falls


This place is unkempt and wild, almost away from human interference. About 90 kms from Shillong, planning a day trip to this breathtaking waterfall in Jowai is quite hassle free if you start early. This place is lesser known by common tourists, so being one we didn’t hear about it before either. But I don’t want the same to be happening to you all. Make sure to put it up on your bucket list!

20.  Barapani Lake

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You can keep this part for the last day of your trip because this lake lies on the way back to Shillong Airport and Guwahati. But make sure you have ample time in hand ‘cause once you set foot you will not want to leave early. My God, it’s so damn beautiful! Take a speedboat ride and feel the ripples in the still lake waters. A suitable place to take beautiful selfies indeed.

So that seals the deal, hopefully!  I hope you guys soon make plans to visit this place. Comment if you want to know anything else about it, I’d be happy to help 😁

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