State : Meghalaya, in the north east of India.
Best time For Shillong Tourism : October to March
Weather Conditions : Pleasant, pollution-free; Summers: The
temperature varies from 23 degree Celsius; Winters: The temperature varies
from 4 degree Celsius.
Location : Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya is just 56 km
Cherrapunji, the world's wettest place.
Travel Info on Shillong
Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a hill town, situated in the north
eastern part of India. Shillong is situated at an altitude of
1496 m above sea level. Shillong remained the capital of Assam, before the
formation of Meghalaya in the 1974. The place, the people and the climate
all combined together to create an amiable atmosphere, to make Shillong
an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Cherrapunjee,
the wettest place on earth is only 56 kms away from Shillong. Shillong tourism includes information on beautiful lakes and
waterfalls set in pine forests and green mountains in Meghalaya. The popular hill-station tour of Shillong will take you to the famous Scotland of the East as called by British in India.
Guwahati is the nearest airport from where Shillong can be reached by bus or car.
Daily buses also connect Shillong with Guwahati airport. Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd,
under the aegis of the Government of Meghalaya, has commenced regular helicopter flights connecting Shillong and Tura to
Guwahati is the nearest railhead and is well-connected to the rest of the country.
Road Transport : Both Deluxe and ordinary bus services are available.
Meghalaya Road Transport also run regular bus services in Meghalaya.
Hotel and Staying at Shillong in Meghalaya
Shillong being the capital city of Meghalaya has a good line of
accommodation, and hotel facility in and around itself. You may not get too luxurious category of accommodation on Shillong tourism but,
the accommodations available are good enough to provide you a perfect comfort.
Shillong Travel Attractions and Sightseeing Tours
Shillong Peak Travel
A sightseeing tour of picnic spot lying 10 km. from the city, 1965 m above sea level, offers
a panoramic view of the scenic country side, and is also the highest point
in the State. Obeisance is paid to U Shulong at the sanctum sanctorum at the
peak's summit every springtime, by the religious priest of Mylliem State. In
the evening the city lights below appear like a star-studded abyss.
56 km from Shillong, situated in one of the rainiest rain-belt in the
world, 1,300 m above sea level. A pleasant drive to see roaring water falls
leaping into deep gorges, including the famed Nohsngithiang falls is a must on Shillong tourism. The
lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves and orange honey. Centre
of Khasi culture and literature, it also has the oldest Presbyterian Church
and also an establishment of the Ramkrishna Mission.
There are many tour packages that cover this peak which is 1,343 m, and 20 km from Shillong.
The hill is regarded as sacred by the Hynniewtrep people,
is set amidst a beautiful scenic view against the backdrop of a sacred
forest. This 'Navel of Heaven' as per Khasi mythology is a heavenly peak
which offers to fill the spiritual void and emptiness, to those who travel in the
desire to attain solace and peace of mind.
Located in the heart of the city, popular travel attractions includes short garden walks and boating, celebrated its centenary recently.
Umiam Lake Tour
Umiam Khwan (Barapani), 17 km from Shillong, the lake tour offers water sports facilities
including sailing, water skiing, water scooter The Orchid Lake Resort and
the adjacent Lum Nehru Park is an ideal quiet holiday resort.
A secluded but captivating spot with plethora of indigenous and exotic
plants and is located just below the Ward's Lake.
Lady Hydari Park
A popular charming tourist draw, the adjacent mini zoo is an added attraction.
The third oldest golf course in India. Developed in 1889 as a nine hole
course, was later converted to 18 holes in 1924 by Captain Jackson and C. R. Rhodes. It is termed as the
'Gleneagle of the East' at the United States Golf Association Library and Museum.
Located at the State Central Library complex, visitors can get a glimpse of the lifestyle and heritage of the people.
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian
At Laitumkhrah, it attracts devotees and visitors alike.
Bishop and Beadon Falls
Both cascade down the same escarpment into a deep valley, the mass of water
dissolving into misty sparks.
12 km on the outskirts of the city, the mountain stream descends through
two successive falls set in dells of fern covered rocks.
Spread Eagle Falls
A soothing setting amidst the calmness of nature-a treat to the eyes.
Situated near Happy Valley, most suitable for a day's outing and picnic.
Near Lady Hydari Park, a cool spot within the city limits.
This is a must visit travel place on Shillong tourism.
Some Important Travel Destinations from Shillong
Shillong is 3719 km from Thiruvanathapuram, 3025 km from Srinagar, 2502 km
from Shimla, 487 km from Agartala, 2698 km from Ahmedabad, 3120 km from
Bangalore, 2148 km from Bhopal, 1731 km from Bhubaneshwar, 2947 km from
Mumbai, 1251 km from Calcutta, 2383 km from Chandigarh, 727 km from
Darjeeling, 2134 km from Delhi, 725 km from Gangtok, 100 km from Guwahati,
2554 km from Hyderabad, 520 km from Imphal, 514 km from Itanagar, 2164 km
from Jaipur, 410 km from Kohima, 1610 km from Lucknow, 2929 km from Chennai,
and 3266 km from Panaji.