A compact and isolated state in the northeastern region of India, Meghalaya extends to 22,429 sq km of land. The landscape of Meghalaya is mostly rolling plateau with south-facing slopes being extremely steep. With the hill rising to 2,000 m, the state is cool despite its proximity to the tropics. The state flourishes in lakes and waterfalls. Meghalaya lies in a severe earthquake belt and it has already faced earthquakes in the centuries gone by.