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Sightseeing in Meghalaya

The beautiful Meghalaya is full of sightseeing options and you should seriously consider the capital, Shillong (1500 m), as your next holiday destination. Set amidst gently rolling hills surrounded by pines, and reminiscent of the Scottish moors, this was a favorite holiday resort during the days of the British.

Despite the inevitable expansion in recent years, Shillong retains much of its former charm - boating in the lake, pleasant walks, golf and a peaceful ambiance. The drive up winding mountain roads from Guwahati to Shillong made it even more picturesque by the Barapani Lake (Umiam) which is now being developed as a water sports center.

While in Shillong city you can see the Ward’s Lake that is surrounded with pine groves. Other places to visit in Shillong are the Lady Hydari Park and a miniature zoo. Other than this the city has cathedral, waterfalls and mountain peaks which are all worth paying a visit.

Siju in the Garo hills (near Bangladesh in the west), is where you will find Meghalaya’s most spectacular limestone caves. Indeed, there are over 150 caves spread across the state, some stretching to several kms in length! On the way to the limestone caves near Mawsynram you would pass a group of megaliths near a stream. This is one of the many megalithic sites across the state, and of great interest to historians and anthropologists.

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