Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states of India, especially for nature lovers. It is known for its lush green hills, cloudy skies and vast farmlands. Few places in India give you a true sense of respite from the urban hustle bustle. Meghalaya largely consists of such places. (ALSO SEE What is The Best Time to Visit Meghalaya in Northeast India?) If you are wondering what activities you can indulge in when you visit the beautiful north-eastern state, here are some of the best things to do in Meghalaya.

Visit Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls

Mgehalaya is home to some breathtaking waterfalls. One of the most spectacular waterfalls of the northeast, Nohkalikai Falls, is one of them. It must be visited for its magnificent view and the gruesome story behind its name.

Take the trek to double-decker living root bridges

Double-decker living root bridges in Nongriat near Cherrapunji

Double-decker living root bridges in Nongriat near Cherrapunji

The 3-hour trek through a lush green trail will take you to the marvelous double-decker living root bridges in Nongriat. You can spend some quality time here exploring the brilliant structure of the roots as well as the serenity around them.

Take a boat ride in Dawki

Photograph Courtesy: Dilip Merala

Photograph Courtesy: Dilip Merala

Dawki’s Umngot river attracts many a visitor on account of its clear green water. A boat ride in this water is a surreal experience as you can see the river bed underneath you and high cliffs all around.

Enjoy the street food in Shillong

Photograph courtesy: Commons

Photograph courtesy: Commons

Shillong is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities of northeast India. Police Bazaar springs to life in the evening with some amazing street food stalls which have to be tried.

Live in a tree house at Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong

Renowned as Asia’s cleanest village, this amazing little hamlet in Meghalaya should be visited for its rejuvenating ambiance and inspiring cleanliness that is part of its lifestyle. It has some lovely guest houses and also a tree house which gives you a peek at India’s border with Bangladesh.

Tempted to visit Meghalaya this monsoon?