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Places to visit in Meghalaya

When you travel to Meghalaya, you will love to visit popular tourist spots and enjoy the local culture. Amongst other Things to do in Meghalaya, you can surely explore some of the best things to do in Meghalaya to make your trip a fulfilling one. On a trip to Meghalaya things to do can include exploring Meghalaya attractions and visiting the places of interest.

Attractions in meghalaya

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Nartiang Monoliths – These exist throughout the Khasi and Jaintia Hills. However, the biggest collection of monoliths can be witnessed in the north of the Nartiang market.  These are usually flat stones erected in the upright position. The site has been declared of national importance in the year 1958. Monoliths are a symbol of remembrance in the Jaintia Hills. 

 

David Scott Monument - It is located at Cherapunji. Built in memory of David Scott. It is a huge brick structure that has inscriptions on it.

 

The Historical and Antiquarian Studies and Revision of District Gazetteers cell – This building is located at Brooke Side Complex, in Rilbong, Shillong. It basically takes care after the reprinting job of hundred years old important documents of the State. 

 

The State Central Library -  It is situated in the heart of the capital city, Shillong and has a collection of more than 1,50,000 books on various subjects.

Meghalaya has a history of rich craftsmanship, and wood-carving and artistic weaving are important crafts here, especially in the Jaintia and Khasi districts. You can shop for cane and bamboo handicrafts, wood carvings, jewellery as well as dolls, clay toys, and tiny musical instruments from the little souvenir shops in and around the state.

Food in meghalaya

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Restaurants: Meghalaya has many good restaurants and one would get the food from all over the world here. 

Dishes: The food dishes in this region mainly consist of the ingredients like rice, meat and fish. If you are looking for the authentic food dish then you may try “jadoh” which is the dish that is prepared with ingredients like rice and pork

Shopping in meghalaya

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Flea Markets 

There are many local products like hand-woven shawls, black mushrooms, mounted butterflies, traditional dresses for women like Jenson in Khasi Hills and Dakmanda in Garo Hills and orange honey popular amongst the tourists. You can visit Bara Bazar or Lewduh to buy these local products. It is a very big market. Another modern style market available for shopping in Shillong is Police Bazar or Khyndailad. The Bhutia market there is very famous. You will find good restaurants and big stores over here.

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