Meghalaya along with The Scotland of the East (Shillong) moves forth as a trove of spectacular attractions. This hilly state of India is flecked with profuse greenery, caressed with gentle breeze. Over the years, Meghalaya has emerged as a popular tourist attraction of India. There are several activities to do in Meghalaya, like mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, hiking and others. There is a water sports complex near Umiam Lake, ward's lakes that enables visitors to enjoy rowboats, paddleboats, sailing boating, water scooters etc. Being a major tourist destination of India, Meghalaya has sufficient accommodation options.
The tribal ethnicity also counts as a significant factor in attracting tourists. Many glinting waterfalls add on to the beauty of Meghalaya, like Elephant Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Some of the hot springs here are believed to have medicinal properties. The state is also known for Sacred Groves, which are basically forest areas dedicated to local deities, tree spirits or other religious symbols. Some other best places to visit in Meghalaya include Shillong, Cherrapunji, Living Root Bridges, Mawlynnong and Garo Hills.