About Meghalaya

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Meghalaya's natural beauty is most conducive for extended holidays with the hill station of Shillong continuing to be a hot favorite. Three hundred varieties of orchids are found in the state which is also rich in wildlife. Meghalaya has two national parks which are home to some rare species of flora and fauna. The gentle hills of Meghalaya are interspersed with rich meadows and pine forest.
Amongst these is that integrating phenomenon - the traditional Sacred Forests that are steeped in spiritual belief and held in great veneration. They also represent some of the earliest representations of preserving the ancient eco-systems. Just 20 km from Shillong you'll find the Mawphlang Sacred Forest in all its pristine wonder. Meghalaya is also home to that unique carnivorus plant, the Pitcher Plant. From the Jaintia Hills, Sir Joseph Hooker the renowned botanist took the blue vanda (vanda coerulea) to propagate it in London's famous Kew Gardens. You'll discover the blue vanda, lady 's slipper and other rare orchid verities in the flower gardens of Shillong.
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Day-long picnics amidst smoky hills thick with pine and orchids, singing brooks and crashing waterfalls... for the British in this garrison town it was home. The scenic Khasi Hills reminded them of the Scottish Highlands - just perfect for those summer holidays away from the heat and the dust of India's plains. They set up schools amidst those heather covered slopes - the air rang with the sound of the young growing up amidst these unpolluted, pine scented environs.


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