Welcome to Meghalaya

Meghalaya means abode of clouds in Sanskrit. Also named “The Scotland of the east” Meghalaya, with its undulating hilly terrain, offers every visitor a reason to cheer. Meghalaya is home to “Cherapunji”, the wettest place on earth, “Krem Puri”, the longest sandstone cave in the world, “Mawlynong”, the Asia’s cleanest village besides hosting many other enchanting beauties like “Dawki”, the root bridge, the mesmerizingly vibrant waterfalls exhibiting the glamour in their respective way. The beautiful pine trees nestled over the hills of Meghalaya casts yet another panoramic landscape.

 

Meghalaya is also enriched with “Nokrek Biosphere Reserve” and “Balpakram National Park”. In addition, the three wildlife sanctuaries viz. Nongkhyllum, Baghmara and Siju wildlife sanctuary compounds to the richness of the biodiversity. For the ones who are obsessed to face the challenge of adventure, you have large number of caves in Meghalaya appealing you to explore.

 

Not confining only to the virgin forest that captivates visitors and enchanting natural beauty of Meghalaya but also the mineral deposits like coal, limestone, uranium, sillimanite etc. Attracts many other stakeholders.

 

With Shillong, “The Rock Capital of India”, as the capital city, Meghalaya is inhabited mostly by people from different ethnic groups like Khashi, Jaintia and Garo. Meghalaya is just another amazing destination that visitor from world over would never prefer to miss out from their itinerary.

Indicative  Distance Chart  of Meghalaya

Indicative Destination Map  of Meghalaya.

Balpakram National Park

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The nature rich park ranges between 200 meters to 800 meters above mean sea level. Located at a distance of nearly 62 Km from Baghmara, the district Headquarter of South Garo Hills. This national park is on plateau wherefrom the enchanting plains of Bangladesh with rivers meandering criss cross can be glanced. Balpakram in South ...

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Boldak Matchu Karam

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Within Balapakram National park, there is a Boldak tree whose trunk has a unique yet mysterious shape. When the tree fells due to winds or such other reason, another Boldak tree grows with similar unique feature. Locals believe that this tree is used by spirits of the dead to slaughter animals for their funeral.

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Chidimak

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The legends say that the small pool in Balpakram National Park which is charcoal black in colour is used by dead to wash and clean themselves before entering into realm of death.

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Matchru

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On flat rocks over a vast plateau of Balpakram National Park, embossed footprints of animals, irrespective of their size can be seen here whereas nothing such can be seen in rocks nearby. It is believed by locals that animals used to gather there for their weekly markets.

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Arang Patal

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There is a huge rock within Balpakram National Park with hollow space in it and is believed to have a strong magnetic field inside this rock and as such birds or animals excepting human beings are drawn towards itself when they approach near to it. Animals or birds that have been drawn towards itself have ...

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Goncho Dare

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Gonchos are evil spirits who, as the locals in Balpakram National Park say, take away people from their homes to the rock faces over steep precipices without causing any physical harm to their victims.

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Dikkini Ring

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Located near Mahadeo village within Balpakram National Park, the huge rock resembles a boat turned upside down. Locals believe that legendry local hero Dikki was constructing a boat which he was supposed to complete before crowing of cock in the morning. Unfortunately he couldn’t complete the same and the incomplete boat turned into stone.

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Rongsaljong Agal

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There is a mysterious rock in Balpakram National Park with tank of size nearly 120 ft long and 90 ft wide. The tank contains water which is very clear. The irony is that water level of the tank never changes irrespective of whether it is scorching heat or heavy rainfall.

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Rongsobok Rongkol

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There is a cave in Balpakram National Park that contains lustrous pieces of rocks resembling banana flowers. It is also believed by locals that this is the place from where the upper part of the hill was taken away by Hanuman to provide life saving herb to Laxman.

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Siju Cave

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Meghalaya is a land of caves housing over 1000 caves. Many of them are yet to be fully explored. The third longest cave in Indian subcontinent, Siju cave, is a limestone cave on the bank of Simsang river. The depth of the cave is yet to be fully fathomed as only over a kilometer could ...

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Sohra or Cherapunjee are one and the same that has the credit of being the wettest place on Earth. However, the credit has now been shifted to fellow site Mawsynram. Located at a distance of nearly 55 km from Shillong, this place has huge number of waterfalls cascading into deep gorges alongwith extraordinary gift of Mother Nature. The stunning beauty of nature at Cherrapunjee has been captivating nature lovers from across the globe and will continue to do so. Never miss an opportunity to visit Cherrapunjee when you are in Shillong.

Mawsynram

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Located at a distance of 16 Km from Cherrapunjee. Mawsynram is above mean sea level by about 1400 meters captivates visitors by its natural beauty and ornamented by greenery, rolling mountains, many wonderful waterfalls, megaliths and so on, so forth.

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Jadukata village

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This single span 140 meter cantilever bridge is the longest cantilever bridge in India. Positioned over river Kynshi in Ranikor of West Khashi Hills district, Jadukata bridge is close to Indo-Bangladesh border. Located at a distance of about 63 Km from Mawsynram, the bridge intricately connects the two shores casting a panoramic picturesque.

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Dainthlen Falls

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One of the major attractions of Cherrapunjee, the falls is nearly 6 Km from Cherrapunjee. The cascading effect of water traversing through multicoloured rocks to reach the pool at the bottom is quite majestic. This beautiful waterfall has a story attached to it. As the locals has it, there was an evil snake living in ...

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Nohkilakai Falls

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With a height of over 1100 feet, Nohkalikai waterfall is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. The beautiful waterfall, located in Cherrapunjee, gets more vibrant during monsoon with rain water collected on the plateau. The postcard waterfall has a story behind its name. Once there lived a lady named Likai belonging to Khashi community and ...

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Kynrem Waterfall

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Keynram waterfall is a three tier waterfall and is the 7th highest waterfall in India. Located at a distance of 12 Km from Cherrapunji, the Keynrem waterfall is majestic enough to spellbind you. The waterfall having height of over 1000 feet gets more vibrant and enchanting when viewed from viewpoint in Thangkrang park, a small ...

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Khoh Ramhah

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The conical shaped rock formed naturally resembling Shiv Linga is one of the major attraction. Besides, this view point offers you an opportunity to have aerial glance of bordering Bangladesh. Locals believe that this approximately 200 feet tall conical rock formation is the fossilized form of bamboo basket, positioned upside down, used by an evil ...

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Dawki

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A small town in Jaintia Hills blessed with beauty of nature. Beside being a major coal exporter to Bangladesh and also to many parts of India, the place has exotic natural beauty that can spellbound every visitor for sure. The suspension bridge over river Umngot facilitates the viewers to have breathtaking views of the nature. ...

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Thadlaskein lake

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Located at a distance of about 8 km from Jowai along NH-44, Thadlaskein lake is a man made Lake. The huge lake was dug by end of bows of the then army man of erstwhile Jayantiapur under the hegemony of their General who revolted against the Jaintia king.

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Moopun Falls

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Located in Mutong village at a distance of about 24 kilometre from Jowai, the beautiful waterfall with a height of about 100 feet and width of nearly 50 feet is mesmerizing. The crystal clear water feeds river Myntdu. Atop Moopun waterfall, you can also enjoy the beauty of the iconic stone Bridge connecting both sides ...

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Tyrshi Waterfall

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Nature’s curator has magnificently created replica of elephant Falls of Shillong. Located along NH-44, the Tyrshi waterfall is at a distance of about 5 km from Jowai. The breathtaking views with panoramic landscape around the waterfalls will also be a lifetime memory.

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Lumshnong Village

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Located at a distance of about 59 Km from Jowai, Lumshnong village has the distinction of housing large number of caves including some of the oldest and deepest caves in South Asia. Umlawan cave in the village is one of the longest caves in India. Yet to be fully explored, the Umlawan cave in the ...

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Pambru Cave

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Another legendary cave which is yet to be fully explored, Pambru cave is at a distance of 12 kilometre from Jowai.

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Nartiang

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Located at a distance of about 27 Km from Jowai, Nartiang houses the palace of Jayantia king, though now in ruins. The remnant structural design of the palace reveals the use of red Brick and the exemplary craftmanship of erstwhile times. While being at Nartiang, you get the opportunity to view the biggest collection of ...

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Rynji Waterfall

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Located in Cham Cham village, Ranji waterfalls is at distance of a about 19 km from Jowai. The falls can be reached by trekking landscapes through scenic landscapes which is yet another soothing experience.  Hiring a local guide would certainly help you out to take the shortest route to location.

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Krangsuri Waterfall

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Located at a distance of approximately 32 Km from Jowai, Krangsuri waterfall is majestic and is one of the most beautiful waterfall in Meghalaya. The shining water in the sparkling sunlight with crystal clear waters makes the waterfall a must visit site for those who are obsessed to spend some quality time with the beautiful ...

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Muwi Waterfall

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This mesmerizing waterfall surely spellbound you with its exotic appearance. Located at a distance of about 16 Km from Jowai, the spectacular view of the waterfall is a creation of Thulmuwi stream. While being at the waterfall, never miss the Thulmuwi waterfall constructed by Jaintia King to facilitate passage. Best viewed during monsoon.

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Umiam Lake

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A manmade lake that sprawls over an area of 221 Sq. Km with mythological stories attached to the locals. Number of lakes were created in 1960s which are bounded by hills and green forest making the landscapes even more beautiful. Apart from catering to the needs of the locals as a source of water and ...

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Dwar Ksuid

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The lotus like rock formation, slippery boulders over which the rumbling swift river is flowing and positioned with a magnificent scenic background makes the site panoramic. Located in Khapmara of Umroi, this site is also known as “Lover’s Paradise” owing to its nature. The name “Dwar Ksuid” of the site has a meaning which means ...

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Lum Sohpetbneng

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Located over nearly 1424 meter above mean sea level, at a distance of nearly 6 Km from Umiam, Sohpetbneng though not the highest peak of Meghalaya albeit offers you a teasing temperature and a soothing climate. Considered as naval of heaven by locals, the amazing view from the peak is breathtaking. Locals believe that this ...

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Langshiang Falls

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Located at distance of about 24 Km from Nongstoin, Langshiang waterfall is having a height of over 1000 feet. The cascading effect of water, of river Kynshi forming the waterfall, with lush greeneries in the backdrop is mesmerizing.

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Weinia Falls

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Another waterfall created by river Kynshi, Weinia waterfall is exotic with  hard colourful rocks on either side of the waterfall. Adding to its beauty by the rainbow so formed with droplets of water of the falls. Located at a distance of about 17 Km from Nongstoin, Weinia waterfall is an eye treat for every visitor.

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Thum Falls

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Near to Weinia falls, Thum falls with a height of over 200 feet is another beautiful creation of nature. Located at a distance of about 17 Km from Nongstoin, Thum waterfall has a beautiful pool surrounded by colourful rocks.

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The wettest place on earth “Cherrapunjee” and one of the most exotic hill station in India “Shillong” are the proud facts of the district. Apart from being the centre of the state, the place  has bounty of blessings of Mother Nature. The panoramic landscapes are bound to make your eyes blink less with spectacular beauty.

Golf Course

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Shillong Golf course is one of the oldest and natural golf course in the world. Located in an undulating valley, the amazing golf course offers glimpse of mesmerizing scenic beauties ornamented by beautiful pine grooves and rhododendrons. At a height of nearly 5200 ft from mean sea level, this golf course was started in 1898. ...

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Spread Eagle Falls

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Also know as Sati or Urmkaliar, Spread Eagle Falls is located on the outskirts at a distance of nearly 6 Km from Shillong. The top of the waterfall is wide enough with water spilling over rocks but narrows while the water of the falls covers sufficient distance to reach the foot of the falls forming ...

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Sweet Falls

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Situated at a distance of nearly 8 Km from Shillong, Sweet falls has a unique shape which makes the waterfall more attractive. The waterfall resembles a straight pencil as if the water is being vertically discharged through an orifice of a pipe. The narrow strip of water covers a distance exceeding 200 feet to reach ...

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Elephant Falls

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Located at a distance of 12 Km from Shillong, a stream of water descends through two successive falls to offer you an exotic scenic play of waters. The successive waterfalls named as Wei Lapdam falls and the Wir Pheng waterfalls which equally lures the lovers of natures. All the three falls have been made accessible ...

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Nohsngi Thiang Falls

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Also known as Seven Sister falls, Nohsngi Thiang waterfalls is a group of seven similar waterfalls, though not perennial. This waterfall has been declared as 4th highest waterfall in the country. The view of setting sun in the midst of these cascading waterfalls is panoramic. Located in Mawsmai village of East Khashi hills, these waterfalls ...

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Shillong Peak

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You will be half done with your trip to Shillong if you have not visited Shillong peak located at a distance of about 10 Km from the city. Shillong peak at a height of nearly 1965 meters above sea level offers you an unique opportunity to be on the top whilst viewing the Shillong city ...

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Mawphlang

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A sacred forest in Mawphlang village at a height of nearly 6000 feet above mean sea level is sprawling over an area of approximately 700 acres. Located at a distance of 25 Km from Shillong, Mawphlang forest houses sacred grooves preserved since time immemorial. These grooves have different form of plants, rhododendrons, orchids and butterflies. ...

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Laitkynsew

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A small village located at a distance of 15 Km from Cherrapunjee, Laitkynsew offers you an unique opportunity to have panoramic glance of wonderful natural root bridge. Over 100 years old, this living root bridge is nearly 53 feet long. Named as Umnnoi living root bridge, this root bridge captivates tourist from all around the ...

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Mawlynnong Village

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Credited with cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong is located at a distance of 90 Km from Shillong. The conscious villagers takes care of the village apart from practicing their profession who considers cleanliness as their age old tradition. Dustbins made of bamboo are placed along the road. The garbage so deposited in dustbins are collected ...

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Laitumkhrah

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A small town in Meghalaya enriched with extraordinary beauty of nature from where the river Umkhrah originates. One is bound to find handfull of reasons to spend a few nights.

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Umdikian falls

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A beautiful waterfall shying away from the crowd. Located near Shillong town, one has to walk for about 2 Km to have glance of the beauty of this awesome lake. Surrounded by lush green forest with waterfall in the midst depicts the extraordinary creation of nature. The jungle is so dense that there is every ...

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Krem Puri

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Meghalaya is a land of caves with about 1650 caves. Krem Puri is one of them but now has the distinction of being the longest sandstone cave in the world with length of 24,583 meters. The cave has taken over the rank from Venenzuala’s quartzite Cueva El Saman cave having length of 18,200 meters. The ...

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Tura Peak

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Located in West Garo Hills, Tura Peak is at a height of 872m above sea level. The magnificent Tura Peak spellbinding with greenery all along facilitates to view lower Brahmaputra Valley and the golden yellow plains of Bangladesh. A place that offers the trekkers a challenge but never forget to carry adequate food and water ...

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Bhaitbari

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Archeological findings consequent upon excavations exhibits planned places of worship and use of oil lamps by earlier inhabitants. Located on the bank of the river Jinjiram, excavations are being carried out at convenient intervals to find more details at Bhaitbari.

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Dargah of Hazrat Shah Kamal Baba

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Located at a distance of nearly 80 Kms from Tura, West Garo Hills is a Peer Sthan which has been venerated since centuries. The annual prayer at Dargah attracts plethora of devotees who believes that their prayers at Peer Sthan will yield positive results to their wishes.

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Nokrek

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At a height of 1412 meter above mean sea level, Nokrek peak is the highest peak in Garo hills region of the state. The place is significant for mother Germo Plasm of Citrus Indica for which it has been recognized as National Citrus Gene Sanctuary. Besides, Nokrek, at a distance of nearly 2 Km from ...

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Mir Jhumla’s Tomb

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Mir Jhumla, one of the most efficient Generals of Mughals, while attempting to invade erstwhile Assam came across hilly terrains of Garo hills. In the process, he had a setback as he entered malaria infested Garo hills. Most of his soldiers succumbed to malaria. Even Mir Jhumla was not spared and consequently he too succumbed. ...

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East Garo Hills, headquartered at Williamnagar, is bounded by South Garo Hills, West Garo Hills, West Khashi Hills and North Garo Hills. Yet to be fully explored, with much of the area still remains untouched keeping intact the fragrance, sanctity of the virgin flora and fauna. As such, this district may be a treasure trove for researchers of various scientific fields and also for nature lovers. The densely forested district is home to the Nokrek Biosphere Reserve, Siju Wild Life Sanctuary and Balpakhram National Park. The famous citrus indica (Wild Organge) is abundantly found here in an area sprawling over 45 Sq. Km. Interestingly, such wild oranges are found only here in the world.

Tasek Lake

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Concomitant to great earthquake of 1897, this lake was formed by River Damsing. It is believed that this lake is a habitat of huge water serpent called Sangkhini by the locals. Located in Napak village under Songsak block has now been introduced as an ideal picnic spot or a camping site. Though deep, the clear ...

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Rongbong Waterfall

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Nearly 25 Km from Tura alongside Tura – Williamnagar Road, the Rongbong waterfall can be viewed from roadside. For motorist, the view of the fall from cars blended with mild drives along the hilly terrain of Garo hills makes the landscape memorable for lifetime. But to actually know the beauty of the waterfall you need ...

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Mokma Waterfall

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“Dare” in local parlance means Waterfall. Located at Mejolgre village in close proximity to district headquarter Williamnagar, offers a mesmerizing scenic beauty when it is at its best. The “dare” in the midst of lush green forest is at its best during and just after monsoon. The water released from a great height creates a ...

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Nongalbibra

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Located near the confluence of the river Nongal and Simsang, Nongalbibra is famous for its coal deposit apart from its panoramic scenic beauties. Nongalbibra is 22 Km from Williamnagar.

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Sisobibra

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The historic place where legendry Garo hero Togan Sangma alongwith his co-patriot Gilsang Deblot took their last breadth while resisting intrusion of the British forces. To commemorate the sacrifice of the two Garo legends a memorial has been erected. Located at a distance of 12 Km from Williamnagar, Sisobibra is also rich in scenic beauty ...

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Naka – Chikong

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15 Km from Dhupdhara in Assam, Naka Chikong is quite famous for its huge mythological rock with deep hollows in the middle of the Ildek river in Badaka village.

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Resubelpara

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Located at a distance of 15 Kms from Dudhnoi in Assam, this place has a nicely maintained natural hot water spring with scenic green surroundings.

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Songkalwari Fish Sanctuary

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The pioneering fish sanctuary is located in village Rombagre in West Garo Hills. Created in river Simsang, the sanctuary covers an area of 0.1 hectare and is also known as Rombagre Fish Sanctuary. The sanctuary cultures number of indigenous breeds of fish in the natural water body. Helping to grow the population of fish, the ...

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