Meghalaya, also known as the “Abode of Clouds”, is worth visiting for several reasons. Its home to some of the most fascinating waterfalls, mysterious caves, amazing wildlife, along with a diverse flora and a unique tribal culture. For those that are desirous of experiencing the best of Meghalaya, but are faced with a limited time constraint, Indian Holiday offers Delightful Meghalaya Tour. Spanning across a duration of 6 days, it enables a visit to two of the most delightful destinations in the state - Shillong and Cherrapunjee. While Shillong, the capital of the state, is a hub of cultural activity, Cherrapunjee wins hearts by its wonderful waterfalls and fascinating caves.
Meghalaya follows matrilineal system where lineage and inheritance are passed through women.
Meghalaya became a full-fledged state only in 1972. Before that it was part of Assam.
Meghalaya is known for its mysterious ‘Sacred Groves’.The tribal folks of this state actually believe there is a mystical animal, perhaps a tiger or a snake that is responsible for preserving these forests from humans.
These ‘sacred groves’ have a sacred altar, either in the shape of a monolith or an altar covered from all sides by huge stones, and a small space meant for offering prayers and gratitude.
English is Meghalaya’s official language. In schools, English remains the medium of instruction but other languages like Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Khasi, Garo, Mizo, Nepali and Urdu are also taught as optional languages.