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Top 10 Interesting Facts About Meghalaya

Meghalaya means "abode of clouds" in the literal sense. It receives a lot of rain, living up to its moniker as India's wettest location. Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia Hills make up the majority of the state. Let's look at some fascinating Meghalayan facts.

  • The percentage of Christians in Meghalaya who practise their religion is about 70%. Only 4% of people practise Islam, and the remaining 13% practise Hinduism.
  • Bangladesh and Assam form Meghalaya's southern and northern borders, respectively.
  • It is the only state in India with a matrilineal system, in which women are used to trace family history and inheritance.
  • The Cherrapunji Tree Root Bridges Are Constructed of Living Tree Roots That Look Like Suspension Bridges.
  • Mawsynram has the world record for accumulating the most rain. 11,871 mm of rain falls on average each year.
  • The Mawsynram Villagers Soundproof Their Hut From the Deafening Rainfall Using Grass.
  • The highest plunge waterfall in India, Nohklaiaki Fall, is close to Cherrapunji. It is situated 1115 feet above sea level.
  • It is situated in the Jaintia Hills and is India's longest natural cave. It Is Known For The Aircraft Hangar, A Huge Trunk Passage.
  • In 1972, Meghalaya became an independent state after the districts of Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia Hills merged. It was formerly a part of Assam.
  • Meghalaya's Sacred Groves Forests are renowned for their rich biodiversity and rare species of both plants and animals.