Top 9 enchanting places to visit in North East India
1. Living Root Bridge
Meghalaya is the wettest state of India. The wet climatic conditions make it ideal for the growth of rubber trees, and there are plenty of them too. The rubber trees have secondary roots which are very thick and strong. It is these roots that have been manipulated by the locals to create what is known as the living root bridges. The direction of the roots has been changed to form bridges over the rivers in the region. You can take a walk on these bridges and be rest assured they are one of the strongest structures on earth. You could also camp under the bridges if you are looking for a more eclectic experience. In Meghalaya, we can do many things like caving, Trekking, and many sightseeing places.
2. Nokrek National Park
Nokrek National Park is a fantastic bio reserve in Meghalaya. Located west of the Garo Hills, the national park is home to some extremely rare species of wildlife. The Red Panda, an endangered species, is found in this forest reserve. It is also home to seven different kinds of wildcats, which include tigers, marbled cats, etc. The bio reserve has the Rongbang Dare Waterfall as well, which makes for stunning viewing.
3. Mawlynnong in Meghalaya
The Western world often scoffs at Indians for not being too concerned about cleanliness and hygiene. However, setting a benchmark in cleanliness for the rest of the world is Mawlynnong in Meghalaya. This small village of Meghalaya has been voted as the cleanest village of Asia. It is an eco-friendly village with a complete ban on plastic. You will find even the dustbins here made of bamboo. A trip to the village somehow inspires you to take a little more careful about your surroundings.
4. Nohsngithiang Waterfalls
Also known as the Seven Sister Waterfalls, they are located a little distance away from the village of Mawsmai. The waterfalls get their name because they are a seven segmented fall. You can see seven separate streams of water falling down from the cliff. One of the highest waterfalls of India, they are spectacle during the rainy season, when they are in full flow.
Located in Cherrapunji is the tallest waterfall of India, the Nohkalikai Waterfalls. It is also the world’s fourth waterfall. You can see water cascading down from a height of 1100 meters here. The sound of water hitting the rocks from such a height is almost like music to the years. Ironic to the beauty of the falls is the name of the falls. The name of the waterfalls translates to “Jump of Ka Likai.” According to popular folklore, a woman named Likai jumped from the cliff here after being fed-up with her husband.
6.Mawkdok Dympep Valley View
The starting point of the Sohra tourist circuit in Meghalaya is the Mawkdok Dympep Valley view. As the name suggests, it is a viewing point from where you get spectacular views of the gorgeous Mawkdok Dympep Valley. Don’t compare it with the usual viewing points you get in other hill stations of the country. This one is truly special.
7. Kyllang Rock
You will find the Kyllang Rock something straight out of a Superman movie. It is a red granite structure located close to Mairang district of Meghalaya. The rock has a height of more than 5000 feet above sea level. You can climb the rock from its eastern and northern faces, while the southern face provides a steep incline which even the most avid rock climbers won’t risk. The rock is surrounded by dense forest on its northern side, which is known for its rare rhododendron trees.
Mawsynram is a small village of Meghalaya, and also the wettest place on earth. The place receives an annual rainfall of about 11,500 millimeters. The wet climatic conditions make it an ideal habitat for a variety of flora and fauna. You can expect dense forests and plenty of caves in Mawsynram. The rock star of all caves in Mawsynram is Mawjymbuin. The cave has a natural structure inside it which somewhat resembles the shape of a Shivalinga.
This place is exceptional on account of its pure environmental formation.at great heights, it’s in actual fact the sting of a hill which is surrounded by inexperienced green hills and valleys.
The view of grassy plus rocky hills throughout and tiny villages far beneath is admittedly magnificent. Strolling all the way down to the valley through an uneven rocky path is relatively simple, nevertheless, the climb uphill is
a bit tedious and there is just one store within the neighborhood that provides simple snacks.
Laitlum Canyons is not at all crowded and commercialized like different vacationer locations and is finest fitted to a secluded and peaceable break from the usual hustle-bustle of metropolis life. It’s completely a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers.
Vacationers come right here by way of Smit village which is 6 kilometers away. Native buses and taxis can be found from Shillong to Smit. It’s advisable to achieve the place early throughout the day as the entire area will likely be enveloped by dense fog by midday.