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The Highlights of Unexplored Meghalaya, India

Meghalaya is famed for being known as the wettest place on the planet. It’s always raining here, and as a result, it’s full of dense tropical forests, waterfalls and streams. Meghalaya is also quite a mountainous area, and much of the state is still occupied by tribal communities like Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia.

If you’re an avid nature lover and want to explore nature in its rawest form, Meghalaya is the place for you. Here are the top highlights of the state.

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Caves of Meghalaya

The Most Visited Caves in Meghalaya

Exploring caves in Meghalaya is an incredibly fun experience. But at the same time, it can be very daunting and eerie. Given the fact that Meghalaya has a rugged and mountainous terrain, there are supposedly more than 1000 caves here. It is also one of the top 10 destinations for caving in the world.

If adventure and risk sound like familiar words to you, then here are the most visited caves in Meghalaya that are enchanting and unforgettable.

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Living Root Bridge

The Majestic Root Bridges of Meghalaya

Living root bridges have become a topic of intense curiosity around the globe, and suddenly, there has been a sharp increase in the number of tourists coming to have a look at them. If you still don’t know what they are or are just curious, continue reading.

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Buddha statue in Sikkim. Photo by Karl Rock.

Don’t Miss These Places in Sikkim

Among the seven North-Eastern states of India, perhaps none are as unforgettable as Sikkim. Bordered by China, Bhutan and Nepal with the incredible Kanchenjunga Ranges domineering over the state, it’s nothing less than culturally and aesthetically magnificent. If you plan on visiting North-East India, also read about theĀ Best Places to Visit in North-East India.

Every district of the state is more beautiful than the former. It’s going to be a confusing list, but one thing is for sure, you can’t miss out on this state.

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Main road Gangtok, Sikkim. Photo by Karl Rock..

Things to Do When in Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim, one of the most mesmerising North-Eastern states in India. The capital city is very scenic. Surrounded by the majestic Himalayas and situated at a considerably high altitude, Gangtok acts as an ideal place for relaxation and a place for attaining oneness with nature. It was a Buddhist pilgrimage site before independence but later went on to become the capital itself.

But Gangtok isn’t only popular because it’s the capital city and its abundant natural beauty. Surprisingly, there are many interesting things to do here that will keep you on your feet. Here are some of them.

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