Meghalaya – Meghalaya means the abode of clouds because this hill State is veiled in mist throughout winter. Inhabited by Garo, Khasi and Jaintia tribals, the State has a landscape of undulating hills, glens and meadows remarkably similar to the British lsles. Though many of the tribals are Christians today, age old beliefs and traditional lifestyle are still in sway here. Some of the major festivals are tribal in origin, associated with the ageless cycle of life.

Tourist Places in Meghalaya

Shillong – capital, called the Scotland of the east. A picturesque hill station surrounded by waterfalls, brooks, pine groves and gardens and interesting stone monoliths peculiar to this area. Ward lake and Botanical Garden, Meghalaya state Museum, Bishop and Beadon falls, golf course and Archery stakes. Close by are Umaim Lake formed by a dam, Shillong peak Elephant falls.

Cherrapunji- has the highest rainfall in the world, averaging to 1150 cm per year. The drive to Cherrapunji is an exhilarating experience, offering rolling hills, barren moors, little orange orchards, waterfalls, Limestone cave, ancient crematorium of tribal kings, war memorials, wild orchids and bay leavesl.

List of Districts and their Headquarters of Meghalaya State in India

District Headquarters Area (km²) Official website
West Khasi Hills Nongstoin 5,247 http://westkhasihills.gov.in/
East Garo Hills Williamnagar 2,603 http://eastgarohills.nic.in/
East Khasi Hills Shillong 2,752 http://eastkhasihills.gov.in/
Jaintia Hills Jowai 3,819 http://jaintia.nic.in/
Ri Bhoi Nongpoh 2,378 http://ribhoi.gov.in/
South Garo Hills Baghmara 1,850 http://southgarohills.gov.in/
West Garo Hills Tura 3,714 http://westgarohills.gov.in/

List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.

StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
AssamDispurAssamese1975
BiharPatnaHindi1912
ChhattisgarhRaipurHindi2000
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
GujaratGandhinagarGujarati1970
HaryanaChandigarhHindi1966
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
Mizoram
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter) Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
JharkhandRanchiHindi2000
KarnatakaBangaloreKannda1956
KeralaTrivandrumMalayalam1956
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MaharashtraBombayMarathi1818
ManipurImphalManipuri1947
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
Nagaland
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
Orissa
BhubaneswarOriya1948
PunjabChandigarhPunjabi1966
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
Lakshadweep1956
Chandigarh1966
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Pondicherry1954
Daman and Diu1987

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