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The state is bound to the south by the Bangladeshi divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet, to the west by the Bangladeshi division of Rangpur, and to the north and east by India's State of Assam. Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is one of the most beautiful states in North-East India offering a variety of sights, activities, food and festivals to the tourists. Well known for Cherapunjji, the place which receives one of the maximum rainfall in the world, Meghalaya can mesmerise you with its hills, valleys, lakes, caves and waterfalls which when combined with the beautiful clouds, give it a very serene, beautiful look.Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, and it is the most urbanised area you will see in the entire state.  Shillong has a lot of leftover British colonial influence that is evident from the plentiful British architecture.Until 1955, foreign tourists required special permits to enter the areas that now constitute the state of Meghalaya, which are sometimes compared to Scotland for their highlands, fog and scenery.Meghalaya also offers many adventure tourism opportunities in the form of mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, and hiking, caving (spelunking) and water sports. The state is the wettest region of India, with the wettest areas in the southern Khasi Hills recording an average of 12,000 mm (470 in) of rain a year. It is high on the list of many Indian as well as international tourists who want to come here to see the rugged beauty of the state for themselves. 


Climate: With the average annual rainfall as high as 12,000 mm (470 in) in some areas, Meghalaya is the wettest place on Earth. The maximum temperature in this region rarely goes beyond 28 °C (82 °F),[33] whereas sub-zero winter temperatures are common.The Shillong area, with the highest elevations, experiences generally low temperatures.  The western part of the plateau, comprising the Garo Hills region with lower elevations, experiences high temperatures for most of the year.The town of Sohra (Cherrapunji) in the Khasi Hills south of capital Shillong holds the world record for most rain in a calendar month, while the village of Mawsynram, near Sohra (Cherrapunji), holds the record for the most rain in a year.

How to Reach:-
 
By Air:  The only airport in Meghalaya is located in Umroi, which is approximately 35 km from Shillong. Many visitors often make plans to arrive at this airport and then move forward to other destinations. There are taxis and buses that can take you to wherever you need to visit in Meghalaya. the other airport that people use to travel to Meghalaya is the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati which is 128kms from Shillong. From this airport, lots of people choose to take shared cabs to their destination. 

By Train: There’s no train station in Meghalaya and subsequently, no railways lines as well. The closest one is in Guwahati. It’s roughly 100kms away from Shillong and can be used to arrive at the capital of Meghalaya. 

By Road:  Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) is well connected to several cities within the state as well as neighbouring states.highway that connects Guwahati to Shillong is NH40 and it is well-maintained and easy to navigate. If you want to go sightseeing, then you can book a cab to take you around.  There are several tourist buses, both deluxe and regular which you can choose based on your convenience. However, these also tend to be slow and thus, many people prefer to hire cabs or taxis to take them to their desired location in Meghalaya.

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