In order to showcase the tourism potential of the state, Meghalaya Tourism has launched the maiden edition of the ‘Meghalayan Age Fest,2020’ from 7-15 March 2020 at Shillong, Meghalaya.
This is going to be a unique tourism festival by Meghalayan Tourism and E Factor that will showcase its natural and adventurous wares to the world for the very first time. “This festival will truly be incredible with the major attraction of the Hot Air Balloon Rides, Caving for the adrenaline junkies, and an experience of the unadulterated 'Meghalayan' way of life,” a release by Meghalaya Tourism reads.
Meghalaya- with its cotton clouds heaped just above your heads, carpets of green, rich valley floors and glistening forest glades - all enveloped in rolling mists over its dramatic cliffs, spectacular mountains and primeval natural heritage - offers a perfect runway to launch the 'thrill-seekers' and 'slow-life enthusiasts' collectively into their most 'utopian' fantasies.
One of the major highlights will be the Hot Air Balloon Rides, allowing participants to soak in the breathtaking terrain. Adrenaline junkies will get a chance to explore the famous natural labyrinths of Meghalaya as part of expeditions to the world’s longest cave systems – known for their complex maze of horizontal and vertical passages sculpted by underground waterways and home to otherworldly speleothems, ancient species, fossils, and unchartered eco-systems. The Meghalayan Age calls out to seekers of authentic experiences from across the world to savour its wonderfully preserved wonders.
The festival will also host its invitees in an extraordinarily luxurious tented colony-nestled in the lush surroundings- to let them experience the unadulterated 'Meghalayan' way of life. The setting allows them to mingle with the local tribal communities under the subtle night glow of massive balloons tethered to the ground for the public evenings. The audience can tuck into local cuisines, engage in interesting conversations and shop heirlooms from the rural and food bazaar- set up exclusively for the event.
And there’s more! The Meghalayan Age Festival 2020 also introduces visitors to ample destinations and cultural experiences - including quick trips to its crystal clear pools for river scuba diving, invigorating treks, and a glimpse of its rural life, which has set a much-needed example of sustainability and harmony with nature. Shaped by the monsoons, Meghalaya is a land of roaring waterfalls and rushing streams that tear through the rocks and cliffs. Apart from its rich indigenous culture, Meghalaya also boasts a vibrant contemporary music scene – evident in the generations of musical talent that have emerged from here and the place’s vibrant live venues.