Meghalaya

Meghalaya

The land of cascading waterfalls, intriguing caves, rolling plans and incessant rains – Meghalaya, literally meaning the ‘abode of clouds’, is home to the legendary Garo, Khasi and Jaintia tribes. Formerly a part of Assam, it gained statehood as part of the Indian Union in 1972. Spread over an area of 22, 429 square kilometres, the state is bounded by Assam to the north and Bangladesh to the west.

A much loved destination for writers and music lovers alike, the capital city, Shillong, is where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore chose for his many sojourns, while author Nirad C Choudhuri mentioned extensively in his book The Autobiography of an Unknown Indian’. In fact, today, Shillong is the music capital of Northeast with many home-grown singers and rock bands making it a lively state. It has hosted some of the major rock concerts held in the recent past by international groups and artistes like MLTR, Scorpions, Air Supply, Eric Martin and Petra. It is also home to one of the most natural and largest courses in Asia, the Gleneagles of the East.

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The White Orchid Guest House is a homely, comfortable place to bunk in.What with its spacious rooms well stocked with amenities like a kettle for hot tea and coffee, a television and a room heater for the chilly evenings. Located conveniently close to the central market area, Police Bazar, it is a short walk away from a ton of things for you to catch up on during the day. In case you need some directions, the staff is more than happy to provide them and a guide as well. If…
“Why stay in an ordinary hotel when you can have a home?” This is what the Shillong Hill Guest House asks you and proceeds to show you exactly how staying with them is much, much better than staying anywhere else. Located at one of the most prime locations, the guest house overlooks most of Shillong and has a view to kill for. Especially in the evening when the entire city lights up brilliantly. The food is always served up hot and with love and the chef is more than happy…
It is for no other reason that all guests who have stayed at The Pear Tree rave so much about their stay. The warmth is unmatched. Run with passion, every care is taken by the owner to ensure comfort and hygiene. This charming bed and breakfast unit is set a little ways off the busy streets of the main Police Bazar; the Pear Tree offers a lot of peace and quiet to its guests. Its homely setup and warm décor really redefines the perfect vacation. With only five rooms to…
Tucked somewhere in between the modern era and the old world charm, the Habitat is a luxurious property in the hills of Shillong. With large rooms done up in antiques, conference halls and banquets and state- of- the- art modern luxuries, the hotel attracts many guests in their halls.There is attention to detail and very thoughtfully, guests love the array of entertainment accessible for them. From a well-stocked library to the surrounding greenery to a well equipped kitchen, the Habitat redefines hospitality. A pleasant stay all year round, the property…
Hotel Rosaville is a wonderful old property surrounded by a lush green lawn, bright flowers and towering pine trees. The real USP of this property is its neo-Colonial style appeal that’s been hosting guests from around the world. While it is not located near the main city centre, it is close enough to basic amenities like ATMs, small restaurants and easy transport for the local tourist attractions. The staff and the neighborhood dog are very good with the guests and the setup is the closest you would get to a…
Inspired by the Khasi traditions, RiKynjai literally means ‘Serenity by the Lake’ and oh what serenity it is! Born of these age old traditions, the hotel is also done up in Khasi thatch huts which are at once able to handle all the weather elements amazingly. The hotel offers privacy and peace to those who wish to get away from urban life. For the more adventurous, there are treks to two famous peaks in the surrounding hills or if nothing that taxing, then the expansive grounds are more than enough…
Headed by the Meghalayan government, the Pinewood Hotel is a class apart in elegance and luxury. The added advantage of being located close to the bus terminal, airport and railway station, makes this hotel even more popular. The rooms are spacious and loaded with all the modern amenities to make your stay super comfortable. With a banquet hall and a board room, the hotel is well equipped to cater to a multitude of personal and professional gatherings. Other amenities like a well-equipped gym, a health club, a doctor on-call 24…
Located a little further away from the city centre, the Pine Hill Homestay is tucked away in a peaceful little corner of Shillong. Equipped with four fully furnished rooms and attached washrooms, this homestay is well equipped to handle a maximum of 12 guests, comfortably. The host couple is extremely hospitable and is available nearly 24 hours a day to service their guests. All the rooms are located away from the street and allow the guest the basic luxuries of peace and privacy. They are also equipped with basic modern…
The Orchid Lake Resort has long captivated its guests with its beautiful view of the Umiam Lake in the Ri-Bhoi district of Shillong. The 24-eoom resort sits pretty by the Lake also known as Barapani, which used to be a lovely picnic spot for people in Shillongwho would turn up with their tiffins. Not so today, as they now dine in conveniently at the resort. Run by the Meghalaya Tourism Department, the resort one of the best places you could choose to simply unwind and soak in nature’s unmarred glory.…
A home away from home, the Lakkhotaa Lodge has a knack of teaching you all about love at first sight. Step into the hotel and be enveloped by the warmth of the staff and the décor of the hotel. Oscillating somewhere between North-East and Red Indian, the entire setup is sure to blow you away. As if that isn’t enough, the chef puts such mouthwatering delicacies on the table that your stay would turn into an unending food fest as well! You can request for food to be delivered to…
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