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5 reasons why you should visit Double Decker Root Bridge in Meghalaya this winter!

SHILLONG, DECEMBER 16, 2017

Far from the madding crowd, away from the mental chaos is a place called Nongriat in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. One of the few places, probably in the world, that offers a perfect balance of serene atmosphere, natural ecosystem, a traditional and a simple lifestyle and a very basic infrastructure.  Meghalaya is a preferred gateway to a plethora of picturesque trekking destinations covered in greenery, surrounded by lush mountains, stretches of pine forests, numerous waterfalls, caves and rapid streams. This beautiful region has many waterfalls and rivers, which please your eyes and keep the aura soothing. Trekking in such a beautiful environment is a different experience, which allures tourists from far-flung areas.

Travel | 5 offbeat things you must do in Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, December 1, 2017: If you are in Meghalaya, don’t just stay within city limits and go about shopping for things that can be found even online! Instead, do something that will make your stay memorable!

Tourism picks up as normalcy creeps back into state

SHILLONG, June 19, 2018: Meghalaya is still a favourite among tourists and the improving law and order situation in Shillong, which witnessed tension early this month, has brought about “positive vibes”, aiding tourist inflow, according to state Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh.

Clashes in the first week of June between Khasis and Sikhs in the city’s Punjabi Lane area had briefly affected tourism in Shillong, popularly known as ‘Scotland of the East’.

“The state is still a favourite and a safe summer destination for tourists in the North East region,” Metbah told PTI in an interview.

Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation general manager P Das said that government-run hotels, which include Hotel Pinewood, the Convention Centre and a chain of Orchid Hotels with over 100 beds, are “100 per cent occupied” at present.

He, however, said that there were no visitors in all the properties of the MTDC in the first week of June.

Federation of Shillong Hotels’ general secretary A M Lanong said that as the hill city returns to normalcy, tourists are slowly flocking the state again in view of the summer break.

The Meghalaya Rural Tourism Forum (MRTF) has appealed to the state government, seeking removal of the 48-hour suspension of mobile Internet services since June 16.

MRTF chairman Alan West said the suspension has affected the livelihood of people dependent on Internet connectivity across the state.

The Tourism minister said the Meghalaya government is firm in dealing with the situation, which arose due to an altercation between Sikh residents in the city’s Punjabi Lane area, and Khasi drivers of state-run buses.

More than 10 people, including policemen and CRPF personnel, were injured in the clashes.

“The authorities are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the situation is under control,” Metbah said.

At least 14 areas in the state are still under constant watch of the state government, he added.

(PTI)

20 Reasons Why I Rather Be From Shillong Than Anywhere Else

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya is one of the most loved hill station in the world, anyone who visit the place would easily fall in love with the people, the place, the culture and lots more.

TRAVEL | Fav destinations for a long-drive beyond Shillong this winter!

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SHILLONG, December 1, 2017:  Meghalaya which is known as the land of beauty is also famous for its extreme cold weather conditions but the question is — Do people really enjoy winter season in Meghalaya? Well the answer is YES!

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