SHILLONG: "The Land of Clouds" Meghalaya shall reopen its doors to tourists on December 21 after a long period of shutdown to contain the COVID-190 outbreak in the state.
Informing about the development earlier today via Twitter, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma also released a cinematic video on the platform showing the state in its absolute and complete glory.
"Meghalaya reopens its #Tourism from 21st December, 2020. While you're planning your next trip, here's what awaits you in the #LandOfClouds. #CheckInToNature," Sangma wrote in the caption to the post.
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Meanwhile, the State's Tourism department has issued a set of SOPs for tourists who will be visiting the state after the COVID-19 induced lockdown.
As per the new SOPs, it has been made mandatory for all the tourists to register on the Meghalaya Tourism App and generate e-invite for the proposed itinerary.
Why Meghalaya continues to be an enduring attraction for tourists:
Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is one of the most beautiful states in North-East India offering a variety of sights, activities, food and festivals to tourists. Well known for Cherapunjji, one of the wettest places on Earth, the state witnesses an influx of a large number of tourists each year.
Even the capital of Shillong, which has a lot of leftover British colonial influence that is evident from the plentiful British architecture, is also a popular tourist destination, and nearby attractions like the Elephant Falls see the footfall of massive crowds on a daily basis.
Mawlynnong, Asia's cleanest village, is also located in Meghalaya and is one of the focal points of attraction for tourists visiting the state.
Meghalaya has a history of rich craftsmanship, and wood-carving and artistic weaving are famous crafts here, especially in the Jaintia and Khasi districts.
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