Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The Unknown Jewel of North-East India – Meghalaya

Written By Soham Beriwala (Grade 5)

Generally, when we want to go to a beautiful hill station we think of Shimla, Manali or Kashmir. However, we do not think about The Scotland of the North East – Meghalaya. Everyone agrees that Meghalaya is unique from the other states. It is the most popular state of the Seven Sisters of North East India. 

The abode of clouds of Meghalaya has numerous things. The weather there is always cool and nice. It is popular for its tea, waterfalls, caves, culture and the famed monsoon seasons. Tea is a very popular beverage that most of us drink. It is grown in terraced tea gardens. There are a lot of cities like Shillong and Cherrapunji. Cherrapunji is one of the wettest places in the world. It rains a lot there. There are many waterfalls and caves. There even is a living-root bridge. The bridge is 3 kilometres long. The length of the bridge is 2400 feet long. It takes 4-6 hours to reach the bridge from the city. It was built over 200 years. It is one of the oldest natural bridges. Cherrapunji is known for this bridge. The Seven Sisters Falls or the Nohsngithiang Falls represents The Sevens Sisters of North East India. The waterfalls from 315 metres. During sunset, the sun’s colours almost mix in the water and look beautiful. Of all the caves The Mawsmai Cave is the best. The cave is only 150 metres long but it gives you a glimpse of the underground. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. Elephanta Falls is one of the best waterfalls in the state. It has three pools filled with water and from every pool, water comes down and becomes a waterfall. The Don Bosco Museum is a 7-storied historic centre for people who are interested in the cultural history of the state. It has 17 galleries. The Mawphlang Sacred Forest is a tropical rainforest. It is said to be that if you touch any animal, you will not return alive or will have some serious health problems. If you take anything out of this forest, the same thing could happen. It is undoubtedly the major attraction. 

It is indeed very lovely as compared to other hill stations because of its waterfalls, caves, the root bridge, and the sacred forest. 

Featured Image Courtesy – Hindustan Times


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