You never know what you have until you lose it and you never know the resplendent beauty of Meghalaya until you witness it. Cloaking a verdure blanket that only continues to get thicker, Meghalaya is recognized for its raw pulchritude. The state serves as a whiff of fresh air in a suffocating atmosphere. India, with a the gorgeous ‘Dudhsagar Falls’, ‘Floating lake’, the ‘Valley of Flowers’, and other stunning natural charms, it is no surprise that the country is home to a uo;Meghalaya” with the ‘Nohkalikai Falls’, ‘Living Root Bridges’ and a plethora of nature’s gifts the state is rich with.
A visit to this particular Indian state is more like a huge bag of delicious food falling over famine land. Here famine land would be more relevant to the ‘soul’. Meghalaya, originated from Sanskrit, actually translates to uo;abode of clouds.” The hilly state of course vouches for the foggy clouds. The glorious state has a piece of everything to mark its importance nationally. While the ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ is quite a recent introduction to the rest of India, Mawlynnong in Meghalaya was practiced ever since. This is why the village wins the title of being the cleanest not only in India, but the whole of Asia as well.
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The state is also famed for its uniqueness. While the rest of the country pays for adroit heads to build bridges to commute, Cherrapunji got them done by Mother Nature. The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji are actually branches of a tree. The state also boasts of having the longest natural cave in the country as well.
Apart from these distinguished features, the state is a peaceful cocoon. Blessed by nature the excessive greenery, quaint lakes, mesmerizing waterfalls, lush hills, and dense forests come together to bring the inner self in you to life. The state comprises of Jaintia, Khasi and Garo tribes, setting a distinctive culture. On a visit to this blessed part of India, you would want to miss the Hew Luri Laura, Weikyumei, Riatoslo, Living Root Bridge at Riwai, Endless Waterfall, Nowhet, Bishop and Beadon Falls, Kynrem Falls, Dawki River, Umdikian Fall, Umkhakoi Lake and Ancient Lyngkhet Market.
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Meghalaya may not satisfy your crazy bouts, or action and entertainment starved life. But, it will feed your soul with the peace and tranquility it is yearning for. The state will be successful is pulling you from a chaotic life and introducing you to the original and peaceful you. As Meghalaya is simply itself, almost untouched by human hands, constantly collating nature and human life, a trip here would be more like meditation than some insane merriment. Of course the state is full of adventure in the form of hikes, fishing and other activities, however, more than change, Meghalaya is more like a pause in the hustle and bustle of life.
Rediscover yourself, connect with your soul, set your mind to peace, unleash the hidden joys, and find the lost meaning to life- plan a trip to Meghalaya.
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What got me to this write up and truly urged me to visit the exquite Indian state of Meghalaya was Ayush Dinker. His visit there and the descriptive feedback of the many places he visited took me to a dreamy trip to the state.
You could also have a visual of the gorgeous state on YouTube by watching Ayush Dinker’s video on Meghalaya while he beautifully describes it simultaneously.