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Meghalaya comes into existence on 21 January 1972. Meghalaya means ‘ The Adobe of Clouds’ is a state located in the North-Eastern part of India. Shillong is the capital and also the largest city in the state. It is a place where it rains the most among all Indian states. The state is also known as the ‘Scotland of East.’ The wettest place in India is Meghalaya record highest rainfall.

Meghalaya is famous for its mountains, peaks, falls and caves. The highest peak in the state is Shillong Peak. The beautiful destinations Cherapunji in North Khasi Hills, Tura, Nohkalikai Falls, Shillong, Elephant Falls, and Krang Suri Falls are all at the heart of Meghalaya. They attract people from outside to come and visit the places and enjoy the natural beauties of the state.

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Meghalaya is famous for festivals like Wangala and Shad Naongkrem. It is also known for the dance forms like Shad Suk and Mynsiem. The cone-shaped bamboo umbrellas known as Knup are popular in Meghalaya.

There is a tradition for the girls to wear Dakmanda which is an unstitched short cloth. It is made of handwoven cotton fabric. The people are known for their weaving skills. They make handmade stools, baskets, chairs and mats. Mostly, bamboo is used for their handcrafts.

The food culture of Meghalaya is very much famous to the people around the country. It attracts many people to come and taste their dishes made of special ingredients. The most popular dishes of Meghalaya are Nakham Bitchi, Dohkhlieh, Pumaloi, Bamboo Shoots etc.

The languages spoken in the state mostly are Khasi, Garo and Jaintia. These three are the main tribes of Meghalaya. Other than that, Bengali, Assamese and English are also used. Moreover, English is the official language of the state.

Question on Meghalaya

What is Meghalaya known as?

The state is also known as the ‘Scotland of East.’

Why is Meghalaya famous?

Meghalaya means ‘ The Adobe of Clouds’ is a state located in the North-Eastern part of India. It is famous for Orchids.

What is the famous food of Meghalaya?

The most popular dishes of Meghalaya are Nakham Bitchi, Dohkhlieh, Pumaloi, Bamboo Shoots.

How many tribes are there in Meghalaya?

Three main tribes are Khasi, Garo, Jaintia.