Meghalaya has some of the thickest surviving forests in the country. Therefore constitutes one of the most important ecotourism circuits in the country today. The Meghalayan subtropical forests support a vast variety of flora and fauna. Meghalaya has 2 national parks and 3 wildlife sanctuaries.
Meghalaya, also offers many adventure tourism opportunities in the form of mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and hiking, water sports etc. The state offers several trekking routes some of which also afford an opportunity to encounter some rare animals such as the slow loris, assorted deer and bear. The Umiam Lake has a water sports complex with facilities such as rowboats, paddleboats, sailing boats, cruise-boats, water-scooters and speedboats.
Cherrapunjee is one of the most popular tourist spots in North East of India. It lies to the south of the capital Shillong. The town is very well known and needs little publicity. A rather scenic, 50 kilometre long road, connects Cherrapunjee with Shillong.
The popular waterfalls in the state are the Elephant Falls, Shadthum Falls, Weinia falls, Bishop Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, Langshiang Falls and Sweet Falls. The hot springs at Jakrem near Mawsynram are believed to have curative and medicinal properties. It is a very good place to visit.
Shillong the capital city is one of the best hill stations and a very popular tourist spot. The beautiful lakes and waterfalls in and around Shillong are a wonderful delight. Ward’s Lake, Shillong Cathedral, Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls are some of the main must visit spots in and around Shillong.
Tura is a beautiful picturesque town located at the foothills of Nokrek Peak. Tura peak is the main attraction in this town. Set in the backdrop of low lying plains and beautiful lofty hills, Tura will simply captivate you.
Cherrapunjee, located 4500 ft above the sea level, is believed to be the wettest place on earth where rain falls down all the year round. Covered with clouds and bedecked with pristine and abundant natural beauty, Cherrapunjee is an enchanted paradise.
Home of the Jaintia tribes, the Jaintia Hills are an amazingly refreshing and alluring sight. Blessed with a great natural beauty of amazing streams, gorgeous waterfalls, and pleasant landscape, Jaintia Hills is simply splendid and magical.
Khasi Hills which is located in the central part of Meghalaya is a fantastic hill resort and being closer to Shillong is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state.
Garo Hills is located in the beautiful Tura town and is a great spot for wildlife enthusiasts. Garo Hills is abundant with unique and yet diverse flora and fauna that attracts a lot of nature enthusiasts from all over the world.
Located about 92 kms away from Shillong, Nongstoin is famous for the unique stone which has natural embroidery colour in itself and is only found in Nongstoin.Nongpoh Located about 53 kms away from Shillong, Nongpoh is a great holiday spot full of great tranquil beauty.