Thursday, December 30, 2010

Panoramic Green Canyons of Meghalaya

There are quite a few things that impressed me when I backpacked to Meghalaya, but one of the things that really stood out was the massive and wide canyons of Cherrapunji.

These canyons are an integral part of the East Khasi hills and are the main reason for the plummeting waterfalls and fast flowing rivers that drain into the neighbouring country of Bangladesh.

All the views from these canyons are extraordinary, but the best views come when you are located on the cliff edge of the opposite side of these canyons. That way, you get to admire their sheer size especially in terms of the area that they cover and the sheer drop below them. Such a drop can give anybody goose bumps.

And if you happen to visit these canyons just after the rains, you can be awarded with a dense green blanket cover that nearly covers the entire canyon.

Such is the beauty of this place that one can just sit on the cliff’s edge and stare into eternity. Don’t miss the sight of these canyons when you plan to visit Meghalaya and the Cherrapunji circuit in particular. They are simply stunning!

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