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''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.


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 - Ward Lake is situated near the Raj Bhawan. This horse-shoe shaped lake has a beautiful bridge over it and set in a landscaped Botanical Garden. This lake is popular for boating. The boatanical garden and Museum are near by.

Lady Hydari Park - The Lady Hydari Park is just a km away from the Ward Lake. This park is designed like a Japanese garden where you will see the pine native to the area - Pinus Khasiana. It is well laid out with its Mini Zoo.

Spread Eagle Falls - Located within the Shillong Cantonment, on the outskirts of the city, lies a sparkling waterfall which looks like an eagle with wings spread. Hence the name Spread Eagle Falls. The falls is locally known as Umkaliar or the falls into which Ka Liar slipped. A soothing setting amidst the calmness of nature - a treat to the eyes.

Elephant Falls - Elephant Falls is situated about 12 kms. away from the city and is a short diversion from the road to Cherrapunji. It is a scenic spot with two high falls, surrounded by fern covered rocks. You can walk down to the lowest pool by wooden steps and bridges and get a good view. However, the mountain stream tends to dry up between November and May.

Golf Course - Shillong Golf Course one of the oldest and best natural golf course in the world is considered to be the "Gleneagle of the East" by the United States Golf Association and Museum. The site where the Golf Course is located provides a scenic view.

Best time to visit Shillong

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.


Air: Guwahati's Borjhar Airport is the nearest international airport at a distance of 128 kilometers from Shillong.

Rail: Shillong is connected by rail with the rest of the country through the railhead of Guwahati at a distance of 103 kilometers.

Road: Both Deluxe and ordinary bus services are available.

Fast Facts about Shillong

State:  Meghalaya

District: East Khasi Hills

Famous for/as:  Hill Station

Languages: English, Hindi, Khasi, Assamese

Best Season: Sept - May

Altitude:  1525 m

Pincode: 793001

STD code: 0364

Distance Charts to Shillong

Road Map
Dimapur to Shillong
331 KM
Guwahati to Shillong
99 KM


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