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Famous Cities in Meghalaya

Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is credited as being the wettest place on Earth, but nearby Mawsynram currently holds that record. Cherrapunji still holds the all-time record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and in a year.

Shillong

Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as 'The Abode of Clouds', one of the smallest states in India. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the 'Scotland of the East'.

Nongthymmai

Nongthymmai is a census town in East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Nongthymmai is best known for the presence of the North Eastern Hill University campus.

Tura

Tura is a hilly town in West Garo Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Tura is a valley located at the foothills of the Tura Hills and right below the Tura Peak. To visit popular tourist destinations such as Balpakram, Nokrek and Siju Cave, one needs to pass through this town. There are many water falls and lot of streams in Tura.

Williamnagar

Williamnagar is the headquarters of East Garo Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India. The place where Williamnagar is situated has historical importance as it was here that the Garos made their last major resistance to the British intrusion into Garo Hills during the year 1837.

Dawki

Dawki is a town in West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, India. It is on the border between India and Bangladesh. Dawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh. It is used mainly for coal transportation to Bangladesh.

Laitumkhrah

Laitumkhrah is a census town in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. From Laitumkhrah there runs three roads connecting Happy Valley, Umpling & New Colony. Accommodation is bit costly but staying here itself is an experience. Laitumkhrah has a number of churches, schools and colleges. It is situated in the heart of Shillong.

Mawsynram

Mawsynram is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India. Based on the data of a recent few decades, it appears to be the wettest place in the world, or the place with the highest average annual rainfall.

Nongstoin

Nongstoin is the headquarters of West Khasi Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India.

Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. It is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction. Mawlynnong was awarded the prestigious tag of 'Cleanest Village in Asia' in 2003 by Discover India Magazine.

Baghmara

Baghmara is the headquarters of South Garo Hills district in the state of Meghalaya in India. The place is bordered by Bangladesh. It has a river flowing through its expanse and is also covered in hills and tracts along the way. This place is famous for its tasty fish and has a historical sea trading connection with Bangladesh.

Jorabat

Jorabat is a village, suburban fringe and a junction which covers area under both Ri-Bhoi district, Meghalaya, India and East Kamrup district, Assam, India, with greater parts in East Kamrup district of Assam and lesser southern parts in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya.

Jowai

Jowai is the headquarters of West Jaintia Hills district of the state of Meghalaya, India and is home to the Pnar tribe. It is a scenic place located on a plateau surrounded on three sides by the Myntdu river bordering Bangladesh to the south.





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