A three-hour drive uphill from Guwahati takes you to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, which lies at a height of 1,496m above sea level. En route you will pass first the mandatory stop at Nangpoh, where you can enjoy a cup of teawhile watching the flow of traffic. 17-km from Shillong is Umiam where a large lake was formed after a hydroelectric dam was built over a stream. A 56-km drive along a narrow winding road takes you to Cherrapunjee once of the wettest places in the world. Mawsynram is place that snatched away the title for the wettest place on earth from Cherrapunjee, but this lovely town is also known for its limestone caves and orange honey.