The hills of Meghalaya will amaze you with its sheer natural beauty in the form of crystal-clear lakes and countless waterfalls with pristine valleys. One of the beautiful states which teach us to live in harmony with nature than to use it for self-benefit. The wonders of the living-root bridge, sacred forest and Asia’s cleanest village are a few examples which make Meghalaya an interesting place to visit. If you are looking for a quiet place with stunning landscape then East Khasi Hills lures you into a different world altogether.
Tips: If you are planning to visit these places carry enough water and food for a day.
How to Reach?
Most of the tourist spots in East Khasi Hills are in remote areas. You can hire a cab for a day from Shillong.
Wah Rymben Falls:
Wandering in the Hills of East Khasi of Meghalaya is arduous but the sight of the waterfall can leave any visitor wonderstruck. Nature is truly at its best here. The waterfall is a “secret” one, as per the local guide because people rarely visit the place due to the difficult approach road to it. One cannot hear any sound other than the roar of the falling water and chirping of birds and crickets.
This is located in Lapang at East Khasi Hills about 70km from Shillong. The magnificent waterfall comes to full glory during the monsoon with a massive flow of water. The most distinguishing thing is to see big round holes around the falls which are acting as a funnel.
Perched in the East Khasi Hills of Shillong, Hill Laitlum is a little-explored as such is village Smit. The village has a traditional house, the Ling Shad, that belongs to the King of the Khyrim and is believed to be more than 100 years old. The fascinating Nongkrem dance is performed during autumn outside the royal residence.
The house is made without any metal nails. The beautiful pine trees around with a big green amphitheatre makes it more beautiful and adorable. Smit is a absolutely pollution-free, serene and a very pleasant village. The road to Shillong and further to Smit is a pretty good one and very well maintained. The natural beauty of the place is a treat to the eye. A must visit if you Wandering in the Hills of East Khasi