It is bounded on the North and East by Assam and on the South and West by Bangladesh. The name “Meghalaya “ means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. Mawsynrum and  Cherrapunjee justified the significance of the name of Meghalaya (Megh means cloud and Alay means abode or dwelling place). Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram are among the wettest places in the world, the heavy rainfall has created the region’s key natural attractions – its plethora of waterfalls, caves and unique Living Root Bridges. Meghalaya recently got its name etched permanently in geological history. Meghalaya is also  home to Asia’s cleanest village!!

Population35.3 Lakhs
Official LanguageEnglish
Principal LanguagesKhasi, Pnar , Garo, Bengali and Others
Best Time to VisitOctober to May

April to June (summer): 15°C to 28°C

July to September (monsoon): 15°C to 20°C

October to March (winter ): 4°C to 16°C

AirportUmroi (35 k.m. from shillong)
Nearest AirportGuwahati International Airport.  (104 k.m. from shillong)
Nearest Railway StationGuwahati Railway Station (104 k.m. from shilling)