Meghalaya or 'abode of the clouds', is a source of inspiration to any poet, a dramatic canvas for an artist's dream, and the ideal retreat for people in search of beauty and solitude. Meghalaya is one of the most picturesque states of India, offering a spectrum of sylvan surroundings, rich cultural heritage, misty heights, breathtakingly beautiful waterfalls, luxurious vegetation, flora and fauna.
Carved out of the former state of Assam, Meghalaya is one of the seven sister states of the North-Eastern region, bordered by Assam in the north and Bangladesh in the south. Meghalaya is divided into five administrative districts of the Jaintia hills, East and West Garo hills and East and West Khasi hills. It is among the wettest places on earth - little wonder that Meghalaya means, Abode of Clouds.
The state has a picturesque colonial capital, Shillong, and is home to an extraordinary diversity of people, which includes the Khasi, Jantia and Garo tribes.
Agriculture is the main occupation of Meghalaya, with eighty three percent of the total population, dependent on it for their livelihood.