Meghalaya attractions

Top Choice Bridge in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Nongriat Root Bridges

The most fascinating sights around Cherrapunjee are the incredible living bridges – formed from rubber-fig roots that ingenious Khasi villagers have, over decades, trained across streams as natural pathways. Over 40…
Top Choice Museum in Shillong

Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures

This well-displayed museum is a fabulous repository of tribal artefacts interspersed with exhibits on Christian missionary work. The self-guided visit takes about 1½ hours. The 17 galleries exhibit tribal basketry, …
Sports Ground in Shillong

Khasi Hills Archery Sports Institute

This is the venue for a 50-person archery event whose outcome is the subject of a highly popular betting game in Shillong, known as Thoh Tim or Teer or Siat Khnam. At tiny betting stalls all over the city, people wa…
Waterfall in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Nohkalikai Falls

At 340m, Nohkalikai is said to be the highest single-drop waterfall in India. It's at its best during the monsoon, when its capacity increases 20-fold. You can see it from above from the viewpoint 4.4km from Cherrap…
National Park in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Balpakram National Park

Hilly Balpakram is traditionally considered by the Garo to be the ‘abode of souls’, where people temporarily go after they die, and is full of mythological associations. The 220-sq-km park is thick with wildflowers …
Cave in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Mawsmai Cave

This 150m-long limestone cavern, with its low passages, is the most impressive of the area's easily accessible caves and very popular with domestic tourists. Mawsmai’s old monoliths, commemorating heroes and clan me…
Museum in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Ramakrishna Mission

At the top of the hill in Cherrapunjee village, the museum in the Ramakrishna Mission (a Hindu spiritual movement with origins in West Bengal) has an interesting collection of Northeastern tribal artefacts from fish…
National Park in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Nokrek National Park

East of Tura, the forested hills rise to Nokrek Peak (1412m), the highest point in the Garo Hills. The summit is part of the 48-sq-km Nokrek National Park, which occupies the highest parts of the larger Nokrek Biosp…
Monument in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Nartiang Monoliths

The Jaintia Hills are home to Nartiang village, 63km east of Shillong, where you can visit an intriguing complex of stone monoliths erected by different clans between the 16th and 19th centuries – the largest concen…
Museum in Shillong

Wankhar Entomology Museum

This remarkable one-room display of pinned butterflies, moths, rhinoceros beetles and stick insects is housed in the home of the original collector. Most of the exhibits are from Northeast India and the giant moths …