The word “Meghalaya” means “The Abode of Clouds” in Hindi and Sanskrit. Meghalaya is a hilly strip in the north eastern part of the country is bounded on the north by Assam and by Bangladesh on the south with Shillong as its capital city.
The hilly state of Meghalaya is one the most beautiful states of India where nature has blessed her with abundant rainfall, sun-shine, virgin forests, high plateaus, tumbling waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, meandering streamlets and above all with sturdy, intelligent and hospitable people. That is why Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel has praised this beautiful land as “Your land is land for Gods to live in. Its air, its natural scenery, its pure atmosphere, its sweet water would attract even Gods”!
Some of the tourist attractions are Shillong Peak, Sohpetbneng Peak, Ward's Lake, Don Bosco, Umiam Water Sports Complex, Botanical Garden, Lady Hydari Park, Golf Course, State Museum, Shillong Cathedral, Churches of Shillong, Bishop and Beadon Falls, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Noh Kalikai Falls, Crinoline Falls, Diengiei Peak, Dwarksuid, Kyllang Rock, Natures own Museum - Sacred Forest Mawphlang, Cherrapunjee (Sohra), Mawsynram, Ranikor, Dawki, Nongkhnum Island, Jowai, Thadlaskein Lake, Megalithic Remnants – Nartiang, Syndai, Syntu Ksiar, Garo Hills - Land of myths and legends, Nokrek National Park, Tura Peak, Imilchang Dare, Asananggre, Chibragre, Bhaitbari, Pelga Fall, Rangapani, Rombagre, Rongbang dare, Wadagokgre, The Tomb of Mir Jumla (general of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb), Katta Beel, Dargah Sharif (Mahendraganj), Williamnagar, Rongrenggiri, Naka Chikong, Tasek Lake, Sisobibra, Dobe Falls, Adokgre, Naka-Chikong, Resubelpara, Napak, Baghmara, Siju Caves, Nengkong, Teteng Cave, Bokbak Cave, Chitmang Peak, Balpakram and lists are continuing! The climate of Meghalaya varies with the altitude. It is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winter, but over the plains of Garo Hills, the climate is hot and humid, except in winter.