Shillong, the Capital of Meghalaya is one of the most popular summer travel destinations in India and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet (1,496 m) above sea level. With a population of around 143,000, Shillong is the 330 most populous state in India and the geographical features of this beautiful city surrounded by rolling hills reminds about the European Settlers in Scotland. This similarity of Shillong with Scotland has earned her the nickname “Scotland of the East” and overall Meghalaya is also sometimes referred to as the “Scotland of the East”. The beautiful city of Shillong is also known for the large number of Khasis who are the tribal people of Meghalaya and are only seen in this part of India.
Cherrapunjee is one of the most beautiful travel location in Meghalaya State of India and a lot of travelers visit this beautiful travel destination in East India. Cherrapunjee also holds the distinction of being the second wettest place on earth and this beautiful travel spot in Meghalaya boasts of receiving the most rainfall in a calendar year.
With an elevation of 1,484 metres (4,869 ft), Cherrapunjee is basically located on a plateau on the southern parts of the Khasi hills which faces the plains of Bangladesh. Cherrapunjee gets majority of its rainfall during the months from March to October and gets moderate rainfall during the remaining months. So most of the time you will be experiencing a wet climate while on your trip to Cherrapunjee and this is something unique which makes Cherrapunjee a hot travel destination in East India. […]
Meghalaya, which is literally known as the Abode of the Clouds is one of the most beautiful travel destination in East India and is home to some of the amazing tribes such as Khasis, Jaintias and the Garos. The mountain state of Meghalaya is well known for its natural beauty which attracts a lot of travelers throughout the year. Meghalaya is also known as “The Scotland of the East” mainly due to its elevation which is 1496 meters above the sea level. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong, which is another major travel attraction in Meghalaya.