Visit Meghalaya- the 'abode of clouds' during monsoon!The monsoon has arrived all over India. It is the time to vist Meghalaya-'the abode of clouds'. I have been fortunate enough to visit this beautiful state. Why don't you plan to visit the resplendent and dark green beauty of Meghalaya during monsoon? Here are some of the places to visit in Meghalaya (excluding Shillong):-
(i) Living root bridges: Innovative Khasi people have developed these bridges from the roots of old rubber trees. These bridges can be seen mear Cherrapunji and Mawlynnong.
(ii) Mawlynnong-the cleanest village of Asia: This village provides an excellent example of community based eco-tourism. Living in tree-houses made by the locals (for the tourists) would be a wonderful experience.
(iii) Caves: More than 1000 caves can be seen in Meghalaya. Some of the more famous ones are located near Cherrapunji. Liat Prah is the longest cave in India.
(iv) Forest of medicinal plants: Mawphlang is a jungle of medicinal plants. It is located at a distance of 40 Kms (appx.) from Shillong. The Khasi tribe considers this forest sacred.
(v) Garo hills: An excellent spot for nature-lovers. The scenic beauty can't be described in words.
(vi) Iewduh Bara Bazaar: This is the biggest traditional market in the North-East.
All of us visit different places in India. Let's visit this dazzlingly beautiful 'abode of the clouds' during monsoon!