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Hill Station - Shillong

Shillong is a beautiful hill station & the capital of Meghalaya located at the height of 1496 meters. It is also called ‘ Scotland of the East ' due to its striking similarity with the Scottish highlands. The city derives its name from "Leishyllong"-the Superpower or God who is believed to reside on the Shillong peak, overlooking the city.
Shillong has beautiful lakes and waterfalls and is placed among green mountains and pine forests.. This hill station offers clean, serene, cool and pollution free environment to tourists. The romantic city of Shillong is one of the important tourist destinations in the northeast. Its breathtaking views attract tourists from all over the world.

It is known world wide for its golf course, which is not only one of the wettest but also one of the best golf course in the country.

Cherrapunjee one of the wettest places on earth and located at an attitude of 1300 meters is also situated just 56 kms from this hill station.

Tourist attractions in Shillong

We recommend following Popular Sightseeing spots in Shillong:

Shillong Peak : An ideal picnic spot, it is just 10 kms from the city. Located at an altitude of 1965 m, it offers a dazzling view of the idyllic surroundings.

Ward's Lake : A beautiful lake covered with different flowers, plants and trees located in the heart of the city is ward’s lake. It is popular for short garden walks and boating. It's said that it's construction was initiated by a bored prisoner who was ready to do any kind of work to get out of his cell. He was given the work of digging holes and filling them up again. This place was named after Sir William Ward, the Chief Commissioner. There is a beautiful garden jest nearby, which is called as The

Botanical Garden : Lady Hydari Park There is the perfectly landscaped Lady Hydari Park ablaze with roses and flowers of almost every variety even as weeping willows bend into water bodies that house pelicans and the like. There is also a mini zoo and Butterfly museum with colourful species preserved for sale and posterity. There is the perfectly landscaped Lady Hydari Park ablaze with roses and flowers of almost every variety even as weeping willows bend into water bodies that house pelicans and the like.

Waterfalls : There are different waterfalls in and around this small and beautiful hill station. Bishop and Beadon falls, Elephanta Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Crinoline Falls (very near to Lady Hydari Park) etc. Shillong is rich in having caves, too.

Golf club : Golf Course : Developed in 1889 as a nine hole course, it was later converted to an 18 hole course, in 1924. It is termed as the 'Gleneagle of the East', at the United States Golf Association Library and Museum. Shillong is famous for having the biggest natural Golf course of Asia. The greenery of this place is hard to find anywhere else.

Botanical Gardens : Visit the "Sacred groves" or virgin forests. The nearest one is the Mawphlang sacred as it is by traditional religious sanctions. The forest is so sacred that even a dead leaf cannot be removed from the area. With the sanction of religion, it is certainly a brilliant way of preserving the ecological system. It is a secluded but captivating spot with a variety of exotic plants.

Lum Nehru Park : Adjacent to the orchid lake resort in one of the surrounding spurs, there is a charming park. Besides beautiful lawns and flowers. There is also an orchid-house and an aviary. Plans are afoot to construct an aquarium and set-up musical fountains nearby.
Anglican Cemetery Lovers of old churchyards will enjoy the Anglican cemetery in Rilbong, with gravestones dating back to the last century, including those soldiers killed in the Lushai campaign in Mizoram.

State Museum : Meghalaya's State Museum, in Lachumiere, has exhibits depicting tribal customs and a weaker collection of ancient scriptures from elsewhere in India. It offers a in-depth glimpse of the lifestyle and heritage of the people.

Beadon Falls, Bishop Falls & Elephant Falls : Beadon Falls and Bishop Falls, off the Guwahati road at Mawprem, 3-km north, and Elephant Falls, set amid fern-covered rocks 12-km south, are popular waterfalls and picnic sites.

Kyllang Rock : On the road from Mairang to Nongkhlaw lies a massive single granite stone at great height known as Kyllang Rock. It presents an appearance of a circular dome with a diameter of about 1,000 ft.

Hotels in Shillong

Shillong offers accommodation options ranging from luxury Hotels and hill resorts in Shillong and medium-priced Economy hotels in Shillong, we offer you the right kind of accommodation for you and your family visiting Shillong for a summer retreat, honeymoon travel to Shillong, a family vacation in Shillong...

Best time to visit Shilong

Nandi Hills is year-round destination. The Nandi Hills experience pleasant and moderate temperate all the year through. The Nandi Hills is the perfect hill resort as the summer temperature varies between 29 and 23 degrees. During the winters the temperature at the Nandi Hills hovers between 21 and 11 degrees.

How to reach Shillong:

By Air : Guwahati's Borjhar Airport is the nearest international airport at a distance of 128 kilometers from Shillong.
By Rail : Shillong is connected by rail with the rest of the country through the railhead of Guwahati at a distance of 103 kilometers.
By Road : Both Deluxe and ordinary bus services are available.

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