Meghalaya is a state of great scenic beauty with undulating rivers, waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, emerald-green lakes, gorges, precipitous ravines and panoramic views from hilltops. It is inhabited by mainly three tribes : the Khasis, the Jaintias and the Garos. Weaving, Pottery, wood and stone carving, metal work and basketry are traditional village craft. As with most the North Eastern states, Meghalaya is diversely multi cultural, multi ethnic and multi religious, with an amazing mix of traditional and modern lifestyle. The common trait binding all three communities is its matrilineal system in which the family linage is taken from the mother's side. The people of Meghalaya are known to be hospitable, cheerful and friendly.

The important Destinations in Meghalaya are-

Shillong: It is the capital city of Meghalaya which has its own charm, different from other hill stations, and presents a natural scenic beauty with waterfalls, brooks, pine grooves and gardens. The place, the people, the culture and festivals, the flora and fauna and the climate all combine to make Shillong an ideal resort throughout the year.

Cherrapunji: Cherrapunji is a destination with pristine beauty and exploited hills. It is the only place in India that experiences monsoon throughout the year. High above the hazy valleys and foaming rivers, hidden in the rolling clouds and perched on an headland, lies Cherrapunji, 4,500 ft above the sea level. Cherrapunji, locally and officially known as Sohra, in the north eastern state of Meghalaya is a spectacular location with the year-round rain. Long ago, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya had earned the coveted place in the Guinness Book of World for being the wettest place on the earth. This is one place all over the world, where the rainfall can be recorded in feet rather than in millimeters. Cherrapunji, the pristine land with ever-lasting beauty, is perhaps the only place in India, which has just one season - the monsoon. The rainfall varies from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain. Another surprising fact about Cherrapunji Meghalaya is that, it rains mostly at night. Day-to-day activity does not really get disrupted by the rain. The average rainfall is 12,000 mm a year and the record for a single day was 2455 mm recorded in 1974 confirming it as the “Wettest place on Earth”.

 Tura: Tura is a peak, about 2,500 ft above the Tura town in the north eastern state of Meghalaya in India. Tura in Meghalaya is famous for its picture postcard beauty. Tura Megahalaya, a town in the Garo Hills, boasts of a wonderful landscape of lofty hills, against a backdrop of low-lying plains, with the mighty river Brahmaputra, dramatically rushes through, towards Bangladesh.

Dawki: Travelling from Shillong to the International trade route border town of Dawki is a splendid drive of 95 kilometres passing through deep gorges and ravines, which is certainly a thrilling experience. On approaching Dawki is the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during March - April at Umsyiem. The Umngot river is the natural boundary between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi hills over which is a single span suspension bridge was constructed. This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place.

Balpakhram NP:  Balpakram National Park is a popular tourist destination in the state of Meghalaya, which is situated at the extreme of southern part of Garo Hills. which has been, declared a National Park since 1987 is the land of scenic beauty, lying at an altitude of nearly 3,000 ft. above sea level, covering an area of 200sq. kms. It is a vast tableland of dense forest, teeming with wild life, undoubtedly one of the richest spot in bio-diversity in the country. Many rare and exotic species of flora and fauna are endemic to the area - many almost extinct very rare forms of wild-life.

            Other wild beasts that are found in the Balpakram National Park are the species of Tiger and Elephants. These two animal species are the flagship of this national park. The only primate species that you can spot only in India is the Hullock Gibbons. Apart from the entire above mentioned wild beast, there are other various animal species that have their habitat in the national park; they are leopards, wild buffalo, wild cows, wildcats, pheasant, Great Indian Hornbill, deer, and many more. While visiting the park, one can see that majority of the park is covered with lush green vegetation. It also includes different types of plant species, but the most rare and endangered are the Drosera, Orchids, Pitcher Plants i.e. (Nepenthes Khasiana). The national park is considered to be the most popular destination for the biologist researchers where they can experiment some of their research.

Ranikore: It is Located 5 hrs from Shillong (Capital of the state of Meghalaya in northeastern India), Ranikor is a small town on the border of India and Bangladesh. It is one of the last wild fishing spots left in the state of Meghalaya. Driving to Ranikor will also take you through the wettest land on earth- Mausindram!! In the past few years, this place has become famous amongst the local anglers for fish spieces like- Golden mahseer, Chocolate mahseer, Goonch (Catfish), eels etc. Fishing area on the river Kynshi at Ranikor is approximately 15 to 16 kilometers. The river orginates from a small town called Rilang. This river also offers great birding experience. It is not difficult to see Brahmini kites (considered to be rare by expert birders) gliding in for a catch. Some of the other bird spieces found are kingfishers, lapwings and sunbirds. Ranikor is an isolated place and very few people have tried their luck at angling here. A regular catch of Golden Mahseer can be around 20-30 lbs. One can also see tribal anglers using modern as well as traditional means of angling/fishing. There is also a very active tribal conservation program, which was started by some local tribal boys, due to which there's a very healthy growth in the fish population.

Jaintia Hill: The home of the Jaintia tribes, forming the eastern part of the Meghalaya, is the Jaintia Hills. The Jaintia Hills District in Meghalaya was created in Feb. 22, 1972. Bestowed by nature with bountiful of rainfall, smiling sunshine, green surroundings, high plateaus, bewildering valleys, rippling rivers, cascading waterfalls and magical streamlets, the Jaintia Hill displays some of the most alluring sights of Meghalaya. The beauty around the hill district is an unforgettable aesthetic-feast to every visitor.
Jaintia Hills is a picturesque town circled by the majestic Myntdu River in Meghalaya. 

Garo Hills: Garo Hills known for its abundance of wildlife attracts naturalists and photographers to capture the multifaceted sights of a unique range of flora and fauna. Two mountain ranges - the Arabella range and the Tura range are passing through the Garo Hills, forming the great Balpakram valley in between. The headquarter town of Tura is 323 Km via Guwahati, at an altitude of 657 Km. The highest point in the Garo Hills is Nokrek Peak with elevation of 1412 m.