While going from Guwahati to Shillong, Umiam lake welcomes you just before entering the Scotland of the east Shillong. It is actually a manmade lake created by damming the Umiam river in the early 1960s. The lake serves as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya. It is also a popular destination for water sports like kayaking and boating.
It is the highest point in Meghalaya from which one can enjoy panoramic views of Shillong below.
Kamakhya devi temple is situated on the Nilachal parvat in Guwahati. It is one of the 51 Shakti Pithas of India and an important pilgrimage destination especially for Tantric worshippers.
Elephant Falls was the British name of what the local Khasi people once referred to as Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew (or "Three Steps Waterfalls") since the falls actually consists of three sections in succession. The British renamed the falls because there used to be a rock resembling an elephant near the left side of the main falls. However, that rock was destroyed in an earthquake back in 1897.
Famous as the cleanest village in Asia, it is situated near the Bangladesh border about 3 hrs drive from Cherapunjee. Traditional little huts, manicured gardens, a community church, this village looks like a picture perfect story.
Built by the first Catholic missionaries to these hills, the Salvatorians from Germany (of the Society of the Divine Saviour), it was the first Catholic Cathedral Church in what was then the Mission of Assam.
Living root bridge:
It is a unique manmade natural wonder. In this traditional way of building small bridges over streams, the tender roots of banyan tree are woven together and left to grow and become enough strong to act as passage for people over small streams.
Meghalaya offers one of the best honeymoon destinations in India. Its misty hills, peaceful surroundings and serene landscapes fills ones heart with gladness and awe creating a romantic sojourn to spend the most memorable time of your life with your soulmate.
Here are two packages for Honeymoon in Meghalaya depending upon the interests of the traveller.
For the adventure seeker
6 Nights 7 Days in Shillong, Mawphlang, Cherapunjee, Dawki & Mawlynnong
This package is for those people who believe that life is an adventure and is to be lived with all the vigour and joy that it bestows upon us. You will embark on an adventurous honeymoon with your partner and will visit some of the most exciting places in Meghalaya.
In this tour you will enjoy
Package cost : Starts from Rs. 18,550/- per person
For the luxury seeker
6 Nights 7 Days in Umium lake, Cherapunjee, Shillong & Guwahati
This package is for the honeymooners who wish to have an intimate undisturbed time in the peaceful atmosphere and serenity of Meghalaya.
In this tour you will enjoy
Package cost : Starts from Rs. 51,750 per person
Nohkalikai falls in Cherapunjee or Sohra is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. Below the falls a pool of water has formed with unusual green colored water.
Ward’s lake, Shillong:
Known locally as Nan-Polok. It is an artificial lake with garden and boating facilities. The lake is named after the then Chief Commissioner of Assam, Sir William Ward, who started the plan for the establishment of this lake.
These limestone caves are magnificent natural wonders which have been created by thousands of years of natural abrasion and underground water giving rise to stalactites and stalagmites of innumerable forms, shapes and sizes. These caves are lit enough to enable tourists to go inside and enjoy the natural formations.
These waterfalls are also known as the Seven Sisters falls or Mawsmai Falls. The water falls from a height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) and has an average width of 70 metres (230 ft) making it one of the tallest waterfalls in India. During monsoons these waterfalls can be enjoyed in their full majestic beauty.
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