About Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a cool pine fresh mountain state set on dramatic formation of rocky cliffs, deep gorges and valleys. Know more about it here!

Nature

Meghalaya is crafted for experiencing the authentic, raw and untrodden, rugged outdoors.

Wild Life of Meghalaya

Where else can you walk through a network of caves traverse bridges made from tree roots, peep down at near transparent rivers, and witness an outstanding play of rain-clouds that feed hundreds of waterfalls.

Scenic View

Meghalaya also has wildlife reserves, biosphere reserves, extended pine forests and mountainscapes that are home to an abundance of exotic flora and fauna such as rare orchids, the red panda, the Hoolock Gibbon and the peacock pheasant.

Culture

Meghalaya is famous for its rich culture and vibrant festivals.

Adventure

Meghalaya is crafted for experiencing the authentic, raw and untrodden, rugged outdoors.

Mountain Biking

A hill station covered with much of it still covered in forests, Meghalaya offers a lot of options for Mountain Biking.

Scuba Diving

A true rarity, Meghalaya offers the only place in India for fresh-water diving.

Caving

Meghalaya is blessed with the most complex cave systems in India.

Flatwater Kayaking

Peace and tranquility abound on quiet hill top lakes and rivers.

Whitewater Kayaking

For those needing to push themselves and feel the rush of adrenaline and excitement, Meghalaya offers rivers galore for whitewater kayaking.

Festivals

Seasons, tribal rites and modern signposts are marked with colourful festivals that bring culture and local celebrations to the fore in Meghalaya.

Ranikor River Beach Festival

A hill station covered with much of it still covered in forests, Meghalaya offers a lot of options for Mountain Biking.

Weiking Dance Festival

In Shillong, check out the Weiking Dance Festival held in April where women and men celebrate, dressed in traditional costumes.

Shillong Autumn Festival

The Shillong Autumn Festival held in October/November, is when the city comes alive with fashion shows, food and music.

Cherry Blossom Festival

The four-day Cherry Blossom Festival held in November and the Shillong Wine Festival are other colourful events held in the state.

Garo post-harvest festival

The Wangala is a Garo post-harvest festival in Garo Hills Region that marks the end of the agricultural year.

History

Meghalaya attained full statehood in 1972. While this was the most significant event in the modernhistory of the state, the 19th century was marked by other events.

Nongstoin

The kingdoms of Jaintia, Khasi and Garo Hills were governed by the British.

Taste of Meghalaya

Meghalaya is crafted for experiencing the authentic, raw and untrodden, rugged outdoors.

Jingbam dihsha

The traditional fare of the Khasis consists of wholesome snacks like Ja Shulia or sticky rice.

Putharo and Doh Jem

Me∙kin/Sobok Chatni or chutney made with banana flowers is served as an accompaniment to most Garo meals.

Me∙kin/Sobok Chatni

Me∙kin/Sobok Chatni or chutney made with banana flowers is served as an accompaniment to most Garo meals.

Ktung Bain Nei-Iong

This delightful dish made of Ktung Bain, a kind of dry fish, cooked with black sesame seeds.

Phan and Tungtap

Fermented dry fish chutney or Tungtap eaten with boiled potatoes or Phan is a spicy treat enjoyed by young and old.

Wak Tangsek Pura

Wak Tangsek Pura or cooking pork with green vegetables is one of the favourite dishes of the Garos.

Ja Tyndong

Food cooked in bamboo tubes is commonly practiced by farmers in rural areas.

Do∙o Kapa

An enticing dish popular in most Garo homes. Do∙o Kapa is a chicken dish cooked with indigenous soda.

Doh Sain or Doh Sniang Nei-Iong

Don sain or Doh sniang Nei-Iong or pork cooked with sesame seeds, is a common dish in most of the pnar homes.

Na∙kam Bitchi

Dry fish is an integral part of Garo cuisine and Na∙kam Bitchi or dry fish gravy is a much sort after delicacy.

Dakharang or Kharang

The Dakharang or Kharang or smoked fish is popular among the Jaintias.

Jadoh, Dohkhlieh and Tungrymbai

Made with rice and pork, Jadoh is usually accompanied with Dohkhleh.