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East Khasi Hills – Bestowed By Nature


East Khasi Hills is one of the seven districts of Meghalaya. It is one of the most populous districts of the state with the state capital Shillong serving as its district headquarters. There are several tourist destinations in the district making it one of the most visited places in the small state of Meghalaya.

East Khasi Hills tourism is vibrant, energetic and diverse. If Shillong offers serene locations, the other blocks of the district showcase the majestic beauty of Nature. Smit is an idyllic little Khasi village that is the seat of the Hima Khyrem.

If the traditional annual dance at Smit is a treat to watch, Mawlynnong village, located a few kilometres from Smit, has a complete different story to say. It is considered the cleanest village in Asia. One can truly feel (and not just see) cleanliness all around.

Another attraction in the East Khasi Hills district is Laitkynsew, the place where a hundred-year-old living root exists. Living root bridges showcase the architectural brilliance of the indigenous tribe - Khasis and tourists should not miss it for anything. Roots of living trees are bent and made into a pathway over a river for human thoroughfare.

East Khasi Hills tourism is however, incomplete without a visit to Mawphlang, the land of the sacred groves.

Tourist Places In And Around East Khasi Hills

The East Khasi Hills has a lot to offer to the visitors in terms of tourism. Some places such as Mawphlang, Smit, Laitkynsew, Mawsynram, Mawlynnong Village and so on are very popular attractions.

How To Reach East Khasi Hills

Tourists can make Shillong their base camp and travel to the different attractions within the district. Shillong has very good road connectivity with Guwahati and buses and tourist vehicles are available at all times.

East Khasi Hills Weather

All the places within the district enjoy a temperate climate. Due to the south-west monsoon, the district sees heavy rainfall for several months. However, the winter months remain comparatively dry and sunny.

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How to Reach East Khasi Hills

  • By Road
    The National Highways 40 and 44 serve as the lifeline to the entire district of East Khasi Hills. While NH 40 reaches Guwahati, NH 44 takes one to southern Assam. Both the national highways see heavy thoroughfare all through the year. Regular bus and private transport are available on these routes.
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  • By Train
    Since there is no train connectivity in the state, the nearest railway station to all the East Khasi Hills destinations is the Guwahati railway station. The Guwahati railway station is intricately connected to all parts of the country. Tourists can easily get transport from Shillong to the railway station.
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  • By Air
    The nearest functional airport to all the places in the East Khasi Hills is the airport at Guwahati. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport International airport is connected to all parts of the country. Tourist cars are available from Shillong to the airport at all times of the day.
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