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Shillong is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India and the capital city of the Meghalaya State as well as the district headquarter of the East Khasi Hill District. The name Shillong is derived from U-shyllong, a powerful deity and is built at an altitude of 1,491 meters above sea level. Shillong is a major tourist attraction today. This beautiful hill station is compared with Scotland like the way Kashmir is compared with Switzerland. Due to its latitude, elevation and its sub - tropical climate with mild summers and chilly to cold winters. Shillong is subject to heavy monsoon. Monsoons season spreads in June and it rains almost until the end of August. It receives heavy rainfalls during monsoon and the rainy season usually lasts longer. Umbrella is therefore a necessity while packing bags. October -November and March - April are the best months to visit Shillong. It has one of the largest and natural golf courses in Asia. It is called "Glen Eagle of the East". Shillong is scenic and enjoyable, it is also challenging.
- Ward’s Lake
- Lady Hyderi Park
- Captain Williamson Sangma State Museum
- Zoological Museum
- Arunachal Museum
- Air Force Museum
- Golf Course
- Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian
- Shillong Peak
- Umiam Water Sports Complex
- Bishop & Beadon Falls
- Elephant Falls
- Spread Eagle Falls
- Diengiei Peak
- Natures own Museum - Sacred Forest Mawphlang
- Kyllang Rock
- The Anglican Cemetery & Church
- Motphra n and Lewduh
By Air – Nearest Major airport is Guwahati, direct flights available from Kolkata, Delhi, and Bagdogra. It also has link to the rest of the country and with Bangkok. The nearest airport is at Umroi, 35 kilometers from Shillong, which connects this lovely town of Tura by air. There is a helicopter service from Guwahati Airport to Shillong.
By Rail – There are no rail lines in Meghalaya. The nearest major railhead is at Guwahati, which is at a distance of 103 kilometers. Guwahati is well connected with the rest of the country by broad gauge rail, road and airways.
By Road - Shillong is connected by a long road in between high hills and deep elevations with the rest of the country through Guwahati, Silchar and Garo Hills. Rergular bus service is available to & from Guwahati to reach Shillong. These are generally SUV sized vehicles (Tata Sumo & Mahindra Bolero) shared between 8 people. They take around 3 hours to reach Shillong from Guwahati. Private vehicles are also available. Jowai is 66 kilometers Nongstoin is 93 kilometers, Nongpoh is 53 kilometers, Baghmara (Via Tura) is 445 kilometers, Sohra (Cherrapunjee) 49 is kilometers, Tura is 323 kilometers, Williamnagar is 312 kilometers, Shella is 93 kilometers, Mawsynram is 58 kilometers, Mawkynrew is 46 kilometers, Mawryngkneng is 37 kilometers, Umling is 70 kilometers, Umsning 30 is kilometers, Mawkyrwat is 74 kilometers and Mawphlang is 24 kilometers from Shillong.
This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
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Welcome to Visit North East North East Part of India is a travellers delight. North East India consists Indian states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal. Although West Bengal is officialy is not a part of North East India, but is the gateway of accessing Read More
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