Meghalaya is a small state in north-eastern India. The word “Meghalaya” literally means “The Abode of Clouds” in Sanskrit. The name aptly describes the climatic phenomenon that brings torrential rain to its hills and forests, these same hills and mountains which are responsible for this climatic experience as they force rain clouds coming in from the Bay of Bengal to move up – resulting in heavy rain. The Cherrapunjee Mawsynrarn area in Meghalaya receives the highest annual rainfall in the world. Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is one of the most popular hill stations in India since the Raj era, when the British moved up there to escape the heat and humidity of the Brahmaputra valley during summer. The undulating hills, lakes, coniferous forests and the rolling fog reminded many of their homelands, so much so, that the British used to call this the’Scotland of the East’. Meghalaya is mostly inhabited by the Khasi, Jaintia & Garo tribes. The scenic beauty of Shillong seduced and inspired many, among them the great poet, Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, who created many of his greatest works here; among them is the celebrated “Shillonger Chithi” (The letters from Shillong).
The Nongkrem Dance Festival (November) is one of the most important Khasi festivals. The Jaintias petition the Gods for a successful harvest during the festival of Beh Deinkhlam. The Wangala Dance (November) is the harvest festival of the Garos. Dance and music are an integral part of all the festivities. Jadoh – a pork delicacy is an all time favourite. Kyat, the local brew made from rice, adds colour to all the festive occasions.
We organise various tours to Meghalaya, enabling guests to enjoy the great scenic beauty as well as engage in interesting activities. There are great waterfalls, deep caves, colourful festivals, winding roads, tiny villages on hills, vast man-made lakes, panoramic views and ancient traditions.