Beautiful, mist laden Meghalaya or the ‘Abode of Clouds’ is the home of the Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia tribes. It borders Assam – of which it was once a part – and Bangladesh. The Shillong Plateau laden with butterflies and orchids, the Nokrek Peak towering over the landscape, Mawsynram (near Cherrapunji town) the wettest spot on earth, deep valleys, pine-clad hills, extraordinary mountain lakes, undulating meadows, roaring waterfalls, living root bridges, sacred groves, thrilling subterranean caves, and serene lakes – all come together to give Meghalaya its incredible character.
The Khasis, migrating from Myanmar, were the earliest to arrive in the Assam Plains where their kingdoms prospered. The Garos migrated here from Tibet. The Jaintias are said to have migrated here from Tibet-China. Deeply influenced by Christian missionaries who came here to preach, Meghalaya today has some of the finest choir groups and bands in the country. Meghalaya is renowned for its matrilineal society, a system that influences lineage and ancestral inheritance in favour of its women.
Home to some of the thickest primary forests in the country, Meghalaya is one of the most important ecotourism circuits in India. It has two National Parks and three Wildlife Sanctuaries. Meghalaya also offers wonderful adventure tourism opportunities such as mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and hiking, spelunking, and water sports.
Holxo Tours in Meghalaya