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Location :

Northeastern part of India.

Capital :


Main Language :

Khasi, Pnar, Garo.

Dialects :

Khasi dialects.

Area :

The total area of the state is 22720 sq km.

Terrain :

Archean rock formation, hills, plateau and river plains.

Climate :

Monsoon is the most dominant season in Meghalaya with annual rainfall of more than 1200 cms in selective places. The winters are pretty cold and temperature goes below zero while in the rest of the years temperature never goes above 28 degree Celsius.

Other languages spoken :

Hindi, English

Important tourist Destinations :

The natural bounties of Meghalaya are the prime attraction of this state. Umiam Lake is enormous one and tourists can merrily move around there with row boats, cruise boats, water-scooters and speed boats.
Among caves, Krem Liat Prah is the longest and Synrang Pamiang is the deepest cave, bothe located at Jaintia Hills.

Popular waterfalls of Meghlaya are Sweet Falls, Shadthum Falls, Elephant Falls, Weinia falls, Nohkalikai Falls, Bishop Falls and Langshiang falls.

Wildlife parks of Meghalaya are Eco-park, the Botanical Garden, Thangkharang Park and Lady Hydari Park.

Best time for visit :
Throughout the year.

Transport :

The state is devoid of any rail head and transport is completely relies through road and air.

There is a small airport in the region of Umroi, which is near Shillong. The small size of the airport confines it to limit its operations within small aircrafts only. The airport operates flights to Tripura, Agartala and Kolkata.

The road transport in the state is developed and within the state road transport is extensive only in Shillong. The connectivity of roads outside the boundaries of Shillong is comparatively poor. Unmetalled roads are still largely seen in Meghalaya.

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