Meghalaya is a small state in northeastern India. The word “Meghalaya ‘literally means “The Abode of Clouds” in Sanskrit and other Indic languages. It is a land of eternal beauty and an abode of peace and happiness. The spellbinding beauty of this landscape mesmerizes everyone whoever visits it. Clubbed with its extravagant expanses of natural beauty, the hospitable people and their fascinating culture, it is perfect for an extended sojourn. It is also the reason why Shillong, the state’s capital, is such a popular holiday destination with the hill station of Shillong continuing to be a hot favourite for people from home and abroad. So, relax and enjoy the pleasant climate, the captivating of the green clad hills, milky white waterfalls, the flora and fauna and warm hospitality of the Khasis, Jaintias and the Garos. The people of this ‘Abode of Clouds’ is deeply wedded to their ancient traditions, despite the influence of inavasive societies down the centuries.
Meghalaya covers an area of 22,429 sq. km including high mountains, flora and fauna of rarest varieties, waterfalls drizzling downwards with rimpling sounds and the majestic rivers flowing in their own mood. Goalpara, Kamrup, Nagaon and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam, surrounds Meghalaya in the north. On the east lies Cachar and north Cachar districts of Assam. On the South and west lies Bangladesh. The climate in Meghalaya varies with altitude and is controlled by seasonal winds. The climate is soothing throughout the year making the land ‘most visited tourist spot’.