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/|
|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.
|States||Capital||Languages||Year of Establishment|
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Telugu and Urdu||1951|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanager||Miji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi||1972|
|Goa||Panaji||Marathi and Konkani||1961|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Hindi and Pahari||1948|
|Mizoram||Aizawl||Mizo and English||1972|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter)||Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri||1948|
|Meghalaya||Shillong||Khasi, Jaintia and Garo||1970|
|Nagaland||Kohima||Ao, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha||1963|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Rajasthani and Hindi||1948|
|Sikkim||Gangtok||Bhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu||1975|
|Tripura||Agartala||Bengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak||1956|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1956|
|National Capital Territory of Delhi||2001|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||1941|
|Daman and Diu||1987|