by NEWSNER , 2020-11-27 11:59:46
Nongkhnum Island: This is the second largest river island in India and the largest in Meghalaya. Although its location is quite remote, you will not regret your decision once you are here. The river island was formed as Meghalaya’s longest river Kynshi forked into Namliang and Phanliang rivers. If crowded places are not your cup of tea, this spot, graced with beautiful waterfalls and lush greenery, will offer you all the seclusion that you have been craving.
Mawlyngot: A beautiful place set amid some lovely tea gardens, Mawlyngot has an intriguing tale to tell. This idyllic hamlet, nestled amid Eastern Khasi hills was seen as an ordinary spot once; but the future of Mawlyngot changed for the better after it became a major hub for tea tourism. When here, you can take a walk in the tea gardens, and also opt for day treks to find nature in its rawest form. Situated around 45 km away from Shillong, you can hire a car to reach this spot.
Mawlyngbna: One of the most beautiful places to visit in Meghalaya, this village is located on a hilltop. As such, scenic views are guaranteed. Famous for its rich animal fossils, dating back to 20 million years, the place also boasts of a number of picturesque waterfalls. Here, you will also find a farm of pitcher plants, which is a must-visit. You can also head to the Um-kha-koi reservoir for an adrenaline rush.
Shnongpdeng: The sleepy village is a perfect spot where you can indulge in some water activities. Scuba-diving, kayaking, snorkelling, and cliff jumping are some of the things that you can try here. However, if you are not in the mood to indulge in these activities, you can simply opt to enjoy a ride in a country boat on the clear waters of Umngot. Mark our words, this boating experience will be surreal!
Umden: Also, known as the village of silk weavers, Umden is located in the Ri Bhoi district amid lush greenery and at a distance of around 65 km from Shillong. Inhabited by the Bhoi tribe, who are known for their expertise in weaving traditional handlooms, this is also where you can learn the process of silk production, and how it is used to produce beautiful handicrafts. The weavers don’t kill the silkworms during the process, as the villagers follow ahimsa (non-violence) tradition of sericulture. Apart from that, the village has some really good short hikes around.
Courtesy: Times Travel