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Written by Offbeat Stays

One of the seven sisters and one of the most offbeat tracks that exist in the subcontinent surely make their way into this rainy natural spot! Being the place that receives the highest amount of rainfall that gives you some of the wildest adventures to take on the offbeat trails along with a gift of lush greenery and also a home to some of the rarest indigenous tribes of the subcontinent that inhabit this land of culture of North East India. So here we have some of the best offbeat activities to do in Meghalaya.

  1. Zip Lining

This best offbeat activities in Meghalaya will give you a 20 minute experience of an exotically nature fueled view of the sky and the lush green canopy downstairs while you Zipline across the valley in Cherrapunji and feel the adrenaline rush through you while you get a perfectly picturesque birds eye view of the green unpolluted and undisturbed offbeat valley! 

  1. Cliff Jumping 

If you’re the kind of person who loves taking an exciting jump of adrenaline and into the water from atop a cliff , here is your chance. Visit the town of Dawki where you can go cliff jumping in crystal clear water while the sun shines brightly and your day is filled with adventure and freshness.

  1. Snorkeling 

Not satisfied with just the jumps into water? Dive into the pristine waters of River Umngot and snorkel in peace and enjoy unbelievably beautiful aquatic lifeforms that drift aimlessly in the waters. Being the cleanest river of asia and being tucked away from the crowds, this is a truly one of the best offbeat activities to do in Meghalaya, a soothing experience.

  1. Boating 

Shnongpdeng is probably the most picturesque spot you could ever spot with your naked eye! This is where the boats fly (not literally though). The water is so crystal clear that the sailing feels like atop a clearsky that floats!  Give your lens the glorious opportunity to click some picture-perfectly still, calm yet amazingly peaceful photos of the serene waters of the Umngot and the boats!

  1. Waterfalls

Weinia Waterfalls is one of the most immensely surprising experiences that the waterfall forges on anyone who takes a glance at it. If you’re lucky enough to set foot to this beauty in the rainy months, you would be able to feast your eyes on  the  heavy waterfalls that births vapour that rises from the bottom of the falls, making the entire scene worth it. If you’re in for a sunny offbeat retreat, expect a stunning view of a rainbow from the sunlight to hover over the waterfalls! 

  1. Village visit

This is the side of the Exotic offbeat Meghalaya that one gets to explore!  With undulating hills, magnificent forests, gorgeous valleys and small villages perched in between, this is a spot that really is kept hidden from the external world and also famous as the land of seven lakes. Indulge in kite flying that is popular in this extremely soothing scenic village.

  1. Trekking

For all the offbeat adventure buffs out there- this place is just carved out for you! Mawryngkhang trek – A trek to the legendary King of Stones in Wahkhen village of Meghalaya is something to go on your offbeat bucket list for a pump in the adrenaline! The Mawryngkhang trek involves walking on bamboo bridges over broomstick farms and deep gorges. Achieve a heave of thrill and witness the state from an altogether different view that is sure to be a once in a lifetime offbeat experience for sure! 

  1. Kayaking 

Paddle your way in the clean and blue dreamy waters of Dawki and enjoy the lush greenery that surrounds you and the clean pollution less sky above. This is the place where the land, sky and water are at their best and since this place isn’t much of a touristy dense spot, this is one calm and adventurous offbeat getaway.

  1. Scuba Diving 

While there’s just the surface and shallow beauty of waters, take a step deeper into the waters of Meghalaya. Grab your scuba gear and dive down the Umngot river to a depth of 10 meters and we are sure that the time under water is just timeless and the clear waters are bound to give you the peace you need and this is one offbeat experience of a lifetime for sure. 

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