David Scot Trail

David Scott was a British Administrator and political agent to the British Raj, posted in Assam, his tenure lasted for about 29 years (1802-1832) in the Khasi Hills and the surrounding low-lying areas. These areas are now part of Bangladesh and the Indian states of Meghalaya and Assam. He is remembered for creating the horse-cart trail which he had carved out from Cherrapunjee, now also known as Sohra, to Bangladesh. This trade route is now called the David Scott trail.


Place of Interest / Things to do
Mawsmai Caves

6 kms from the Sohra market to the south lies the village of Mawsmai in the direction of Bangladesh border. At the village crossing, one passes grasslands surrounded by forests, ending in a clearing. From this clearing, a concrete pathway through the jungle leads up to the main cave entrance. This cave is the only cave that is fully lighted. The cave can be divided into two parts (old and new). Of the two, the new cave is yet to be lighted. It has impressive formations of large passages and chambers.

Living Root Bridge

A living root bridge is a type of simple suspension bridge formed of living plant roots by tree shaping. They are common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of local rubber fig trees by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau. There are several examples of double living root bridges, the most famous being the "Double Decker" root bridge of Nongriat Village.

Laitlum Canyons

One of the most amazing and  spot near Shillong is the Laitlum Canyon, , which in literally means “The End of Hills” or “The End of The World”. Nestled in the embrace of majestic hills and valleys, The Laitlum Canyons in one such spot from where the vast, verdant and fascinating panorama of Meghalaya could be viewed and admired. Located at just 45 min drive from the center of Meghalaya’s capital Shillong, this exotic site is relatively less crowded and less commercial, thus offering a serene, secluded spot for some quiet, peaceful moments. 

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