The name “Meghalaya” comes from “Megh” which translates to “clouds” and “Alaya” which means “an abode”. True to its name, the abode of clouds, with it’s natural offerings – the rain, has given destinations in Meghalaya (Sohra and Mawsynram) the status of receiving the most amount of average rainfall in the world through multiple recognised records.
This very rainfall, in many ways, over millions of years, has shaped the geology and topography of the state resulting in one of the most beautiful terrains one may come across in the world. A natural playground for the adventurer at heart – if you grew up in the villages of Meghalaya, no amusement park in all of the land would fascinate you as much anymore.
From lush green forests to hidden waterfalls to crystal clear natural pools and streams all fresh and alive after the last few months of rain, this trip is a dream come true for any nature-lover. If, like us, the thought of a dip in a hidden natural pool by a waterfall in the forest excites you more than a swimming pool, it’s time to book those tickets and dive right in!
David Scott, a British Administrator had built a 100 km trade route from connecting Meghalaya and Bangladesh. The popular David Scott trek starts in Mawphlang and ends in Lad-Mawphlang in Meghalaya.
Shillong city is 26 kms away, while Shillong airport is 52 kms away from Mawphlang.