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One of the beautiful places, surrounded by pine trees, Shillong is a hill station located in the North-eastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya. This is one such place where you can feel rejuvenated. It is best known for its scenic beauty and traditions. This place is also known as the “Scotland of East” and it a place to witness various mindblowing waterfalls. Shillong is undoubtedly the gateway to Meghalaya and it is best known for the heavy rainfalls and amazing landscapes and people along with the culture.

Places to visit in Shillong

Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls is one of the most interesting places to visit and explore with your family and friends. You can reach this tourist spot by public transport. The Elephant Falls is a collection of three smaller falls which kind of curb into a single fall consequentially making the whole scene to be just breathtaking.

Shillong Peak

The Shillong Peak is one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. This place is located at an altitude of 1965 meters in height. If you really want to experience a mesmerizing beauty of nature then visiting Shillong Peak is quite a good option which you might want to consider for travelling.

The Don Bosco Museum

The Don Bosco Museum is a theme based museum which consists of collective information on the Northern Eastern states of India. This museum also consists of a seven-storey building which has got around seventeen galleries in total. Thus, if you are planning to visit someplace amazing then the Don Bosco Museum is definitely worth a visit.

Also Read: At a height of 1700mts above the sea level, this place is popular for Garhwal Rifle regiment of the Indian army

Things to do in Shillong

Go for Boating in Umiam Lake

How about going for a boating trip with your kind of people? It is definitely a very refreshing experience altogether, isn’t it so? This lake is located in Nongpoh at a distance of around 17 km from Shillong.

Angling at Dawki

This scenic lake of Umiam has got an enormous species of some rare fishes. And if you want to spend some real quality time with your loved ones then this is the kind of place which will offer you a classic feel of travelling around the globe.

Horse Riding

There is rarely someone who may not want to experience horse riding, isn’t it so? Just for the fun of it. Especially if you are with your kids then you should definitely try it at least once. It will be definitely worth it.

Events and festivals in & around Shillong

Shillong Autumn Festival

During this festival, you can witness for yourself that the entire city comes alive attracting tourists and travellers from all over the city. The government of Meghalaya is responsible for holding this event for the local people as well as the people coming from outside to this city.

Shad Suk Mynseim

Fundamentally speaking, the Shad Suk Mynseim is a thanksgiving dance festival where the participants get the chance to dance with fun and real joy. It is one of a kind festival which you must absolutely experience if you are visiting this place.

Behdienkhlam Festival

The Behdienkhlam is quite an important festival which is celebrated by the people who belong to Jaintia which is a tribe of Meghalaya. This festival is particularly celebrated for the purpose of chasing away the Plague annually in July after the sowing period as well. Read more...

Best time to visit Shillong

You can visit Shillong any time of the year as more or less the temperature and climatic conditions are favourable throughout the year. Talking about summers, then, it is a pleasant time to visit Shillong and the winters as well as the monsoon season, is also a great time to visit this place. However, it needs to be seen that you would have to take care of your basic needs accordingly.

How to reach Shillong?

By Air – Shillong doesn’t have an airport. The closest airport is the Umroi Airport which is situated near Barapani which is around 25 kilometres away.

By Train – The closest railway station is situated in Guwahati. This station is located about 100 kilometres from Shillong. Overall, the connectivity via train routes is quite good.

By Road – The connectivity via roads is also quite seamless. You can either take a bus or a taxi from Guwahati to Shillong. Thus, if you are planning to visit Shillong via road then you can easily do so.

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