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8 Famous Meghalaya Tourist Places to Visit

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The state of Meghalaya covers almost 300 km in length and at least a 100 km in breadth. Its capital shilling is one of the popular hill stations that attracts several tourists every year. The hills and dense forests in this region give the state a naturally beautiful setting. The Shillong Peak is the highest peak in this region and is often called the ‘abode of gods’. There are several other beautiful falls in this region too. Shillong is located just a 103 km away from Guwahati, which is the nearest train station.

Meghalaya Tourist Places:

Here we enlisted few tourist places in Meghalaya.

1. Lady Hydari Park:

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Lady Hydari Park is located in the heart of the city of Shillong. The best times to visit this park are the months of April and October. The flowers that have been planted here are in full bloom in those months and thus, provide a beautiful sight. The park is a popular picnic spot and attracts tourists as well as locals living close to it. Many people like to just sit on the benches here and while away their time.

2. Shillong Peak:

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As has been mentioned above the Shillong Peak is the highest point in Meghalaya. It thus, provides the best views in the entire state. It attracts several tourists as well as locals. People go here for picnics, to escape the morbid hustle bustle of cities and to just enjoy the panoramic views of the city that this hill, 196 meters above ground provides.

3. Elephant Falls:

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Elephant falls is voluminous cascade of water which is actually a mountain stream gushing out of a crevice between two large hills. It presents a spectacular sight and is close to two other similar but smaller falls called Wei Iaplam Falls and the Wir Phang Falls. Bridges and pathways allow access to these falls too. Now that is one walk recommended to all.

4. Sweet Falls:

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Sweet falls unlike the Elephant falls doesn’t spread out wide. Instead it falls in a narrow straight pencil like line for a distance of about 200 feet! The sight is no doubt magnificent. The surrounding terrain and scenery make this spot suitable for afternoon picnics. It is located in the Happy Valley a little way out of Shillong.

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