"Lovely Shillong" State of Meghalaya by jorgejuansanchez

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Shillong, Meghalaya capital, is a pretty town situated at about 1500 meters of altitude over the sea level. They are an interesting bazaar called Bara (Bara means great in Hindi)) and a pedestrian street in the Police Bazaar full of life during the night with stalls of food everywhere.
Meghalaya is inhabited by three tribal groups (Khassis, Jaintias and Bhois) that follow the matrilineal system society where the lineage and property pass down from mother to daughter and nothing is left for the sons.
In every Indian town you can find a travel agency offering one day excursions very cheap, for about 120 rupees (2 euro) showing you the main attractions of the town and surroundings. I bought such a cheap tour that lasted from 8 AM to 5 PM and admired the fourth highest water fall in the world (the first being Salto Angel in Venezuela). I also visited Don Bosco museum, Ramakrishna Mission, grottoes with stalactites symbolising the lingam of Shiva, typical houses and many other gorgeous places, such as Cherranpunjee, famous for being the heaviest rainfall area in the world. To get there we passed through gorges, exuberant vegetation, and saw lands belonging to Bangla Desh.
People were nice everywhere and saluted us with the greeting Namaste and immediately asked us “Apgesahe”.
One night I took a bus to Agartala, the capital of Tripura, the third Sister.

Meghalaya waterfall

This waterfall is near to Bangla Desh

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