Meghalaya known as the ‘abode of clouds’ is one of the most beautiful state in the country. Naturehas blessed the state with abundant rainfall, sun-shine, virgin forests, high plateaus, tumblingwaterfalls, crystal clear rivers, meandering streamlets and above all with strong, intelligent andhospitable people. Carved from the erstwhile State of Assam, Meghalaya became a full fledgedState on January 21,1972.
Lum Kyllang (Kyllang Rock), Mawsmai, Mairang, West Khasi HillsKyllang Rock which is made of a single, huge solid igneous rock issituated at Mawsmai about 10 kms from Mairang, the sub-divisionalHead Quarter. The top of the dome-shape rock can accommodate aconsiderable number of picnickers. Folklore has it that the rockpossesses a sort of magnetic field since, so far, no one has ever fallenoff the slope of the huge rock. It can be developed into a good rock-climbing site.
• Weinia Falls, Nongkhnum,Nongstoin, West Khasi HillsWeinia Falls on the riverKynshi and quite near tothe Thum falls is anotherscenic cascade. It is quitedeep(depth not yetascertained) and watervapour rising up from thebottom of the falls, insunlight, form the colours ofthe rainbow. Both the sidesof the falls is surroundedwith rocks of differentshapes, sizes and colours.Massive step-like structuresformed by natural agenciesare also seen on one sideof the falls.
Weinia Falls, Nongkhnum Island,Nongstoin, West Khasi Hills
Sweet Falls is a very steep fall, it is one of the most mesmerizing waterfalls in the country. The beautyof the waterfall along with gargling sound of the water, bird chirps and rich flora are the highlights ofthis fall. Situated near Happy Valley, at a distance of about 8 Kms from Shillong, the waterfall is afamous picnic spot for the locals as well as tourists. Water cascades down from a great height whichis hardly visible from the foot of falls
Shillong View Point• Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of thesmallest states in India and home to the Khasis. Itis also the headquarters of the East Khasi Hillsdistrict and is situated at an average altitude of4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level, with thehighest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet(1,966 m). The city had a population of 314,610according to the 2011 census. It is said that therolling hills around the town reminded the Europeansettlers of Scotland. Hence, Shillong is also knownas "Scotland of the East." Shillong has steadilygrown in size and significance since it was madethe civil station of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills in 1864by the British.
Dainthlen Falls, Sohra• Just before reaching Sohra, a road to the right,leads one to the falls which is 5 kms away. Thewaterfall derives its name from a Thlen or asnake of gigantic size which dwelt in a cave.Legend has it that the people destroyed thesnake in order to rid themselves of its reign ofterror. Adjacent to the very spot where the Thlenwas slaughtered lies the Dain-thlen Waterfalls.Natural rock carvings of the epi-sode drawvisitors to see the image of the Thlen, thesymbol of greed, corruption and evil.
The Langshiang FallsThe Langshiang Falls is located near the village ofSangriang, 24 kilometres from Nongstoin, in WestKhasi Hills district in Meghalaya. It can also beseen from Mawpon village.The total height of the falls is generally quoted ataround 337 metres (1,106 ft). However, that needsto be confirmed.Nongkhnum Island, the biggest river island inMeghalaya is 10 kilometres from LangshiangFalls.
Nohkalikai Falls• Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plungewaterfall in India. Itsheight is 1100 feet (335 metres).The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of thewettest places on Earth. It is also the fourth largestwaterfall in the world.Name of the falls (in Khasi language - "Jump of KaLikai") is linked to a legend about local women Likai whoafter family tragedy became insane and jumped off thecliff next to the falls.
• The Nohsngithiang Falls is also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and theMawsmai Falls. It is located 1 kilometre south of Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hillsdistrict in Meghalaya.It is a seven-segmented waterfall, which plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of theKhasi Hills. The falls only flow during the rainy season.In full spate, the segments stretch most of the way along the cliff. The water falls froma height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) and has an average width of 70 metres (230 ft).In the Sohra area, there are several waterfalls because of the heavy rainfall Thecascading Nohsngithiang waterfalls at Mawsmai, the hauntingly beautiful NohkalikaiFalls, and the Dain Thlen Falls.The Jaintia Hills and the Garo Hills too have their share of beautiful waterfalls, notablythe Tyrchi Falls en route to Jowai and the Pelga Falls near Tura in Garo Hills. Nohsngithiang Falls
Kynrem Falls• The Kynrem Falls is located 12 kilometresfrom Cherrapunji in East Khasi Hills districtof Meghalaya. It is situated inside theThangkharang Park.The Kynrem Falls is a three-tieredwaterfalls, with water falling from a heightof 305 metres (1,001 ft).
• Truly a beautiful corner in north-east India,waiting to be discovered and exploredto be continue……..