Introducing Meghalaya – the abode of Clouds!
For some of you who have never visited the state, here are few pointers which might help you rethink about visiting this place — or so it seems!
Here are 6 reasons why you should never visit Meghalaya:
## IT IS LOCATED IN SOME CORNER OR ABOVE … I DON’T KNOW WHERE IS IT? Hypothetically, the reason why this state is not known much to outsiders is because it swims in the clouds. No wonder it is called — the abode of clouds.
## BLACK-SHEEP OF THE FAMILY: It does not follow the country-wide system of inheritance, so it’s different from the rest of India. It is a matrilineal state, which means when people gets married — they don’t automatically become Mr and Mrs X, rather they retain their own last name and worse of all, the offsprings gets the mother’s last name. Where’s the beauty in being different right?
## CAUSE OF CONCERN AS THIS PLACE HOUSES NOTHING BUT GIANTS, TALKING HILLS AND TALKING ANIMALS, AND MUCH MORE. Or what’s left of them — myths and legends reduced to what ‘ROCKS’
## THEY DON’T HAVE HIGH RISE BUILDINGS BUT THEY CERTAINLY HAVE HIGH RISE WATERFALLS. No wonder why the population is less because the state is a haven of waterfalls.
## YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE ANYTHING FROM THEIR FORESTS, NO SOUVENIRS, NO FRUITS, NO PLANT SAMPLES, NOTHING — WHY? Because the number of sacred groves and Raid forests are more than you and I can imagine.
From the abode of Clouds to haven of waterfalls to home of legends, a matrilineal state which offers natural architecture …. There are so much that Meghalaya has to offer
So, before concluding, we would like to amend the first paragraph — For some of you who have never visited the state, we hope the pointers have helped you know more about the history and legends of Meghalaya.
Welcome to Meghalaya – the abode of clouds