Top things to do in Meghalaya

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…
Market in Shillong

Iew Duh

The vast, crowded public market area (bara bazar means 'big market') is one of the most animated shopping areas in the Northeast. You'll reach it about 1.75km west of the big Police Bazar roundabout along GS Rd. Tho…
Cafe in Shillong

Dylan's Cafe

An ample 1st-floor space with couches, bean bags and terrace tables looking out on the leafy surrounds, Dylan's serves good coffee and juices, breakfasts from waffles to full English, and light eats like quesadillas…
Indian in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Orange Roots

Beside the Shillong road 1.3km from the town centre, Orange Roots is a bright and sparkling clean pure vegetarian restaurant where local women serve up tasty South Indian dosas and uttapams (savoury rice pancakes) a…
Adivasi in Shillong

Trattoria

There's no better way to sample local Khasi flavours than by dropping in for lunch at this busy place. Jadoh (sticky-rice stewed in pig blood) and curried pig innards are favourites here, but for the best variety tr…
Cafe in Shillong

Café Shillong

This fashionable hang-out in bustling Laitumkhrah ('lai-muk-rah' or just 'laimu') has good coffee, yummy steaks and other dishes (₹250 to ₹500), plus live music on Sundays from about 6pm to 8.30pm. The decor feature…
Religious in Shillong

Nongkrem

The self-proclaimed Khasi cultural centre, Smit village hosts the five-day Nongkrem Festival featuring goat sacrifices and a slow-motion dance performed by women and men in full ethnic dress in front of the thatched…
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…