Home to an extraordinary diversity of people, Meghalaya is one of the picturesque tourist destination of India which serves as a perfect getaway for those seeking peace and tranquillity. On visiting Meghalaya, tourists will find themselves surrounded by panoramic landscapes, cascading waterfalls, foggy hills, terraced slopes that is sure to soothe the minds of the weary travellers. In addition to this, Meghalaya tourism also emphasizes on adventure tourism which offers a plethora of activities letting the tourists get a holistic travel experience in this beautiful northeastern state of India. With a number of popular tourism places, the Meghalaya Tourism Guide will let the tourists cover all that is needed to make a trip memorable one.
Meghalaya is one of the Seven Sister States of northeast India. The state of Meghalaya is mountainous, with stretches of valley and highland plateaus, and it is geologically rich. It consists mainly of Archean rock formations. These rock formations contain rich deposits of valuable minerals like coal, limestone, uranium and sillimanite.
Meghalaya has many rivers. Most of these are rainfed and seasonal. The important rivers in the Garo Hills region are Ganol, Daring, Sanda, Bandra, Bugai, Dareng, Simsang, Nitai and the Bhupai. In the central and eastern sections of the plateau, the important rivers are Khri, Umtrew, Digaru, Umiam or Barapani, Kynshi (Jadukata), Umngi, Mawpa, Umiam Khwan, Umngot, Umkhen, Myntdu and Myntang. In the southern Khasi Hills region, these rivers have created deep gorges and several beautiful waterfalls.Agriculture farms in Meghalaya (above) are on hilly terrain.
The elevation of the plateau ranges between 150 m (490 ft) to 1,961 m (6,434 ft). The central part of the plateau comprising the Khasi Hills has the highest elevations, followed by the eastern section comprising the Jaintia Hills region. The highest point in Meghalaya is Shillong Peak, which is a prominent IAF station in the Khasi Hills overlooking the city of Shillong. It has an altitude of 1961 m. The Garo Hills region in the western section of the plateau is nearly plain. The highest point in the Garo Hills is Nokrek Peak with an altitude of 1515 m.