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"Shillong, which enjoys a bracing climate throughout the year has been aptly named as the Scotland of the East and is one of India's premier hill stations. Shillong has an abundance of natural scenic beauty and serves as an ideal holiday resort throughout the year and is one of the few hill stations with motorable roads all round."
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Shillong Attractions

Sohpetbneng Peak

1,545 metre, 20 kms from Shillong, 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 seek and desire solace and peace of mind.

Botanical Garden

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.

State 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.

Elephant Falls

12 kms 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.

Sweet Falls

Situated near Happy Valley, most suitable for a day`s outing and picnic. Explore it!

Crinoline Falls

Near Lady Hydari Park, a cool spot within the city limits.

Jakrem

64 kms from Shillong, a popular health resort having hot-springs of sulphur water, believed to have curative medicinal properties.

Ranikor

140 kms from Shillong, is a scenic spot and an angler`s paradise of carp and masheers.

Dawki

96 kms from Shillong, is a border town, where one can have a glimpse of the neighbouring country of Bangladesh. The colourful annual boat race during spring at the Umgot river is an added attraction.

Mairang

0 kms from Shillong, capital of Nongkhlaw state. Home of the legendary U Tirot Sing Syiem (Raja of Nongkhlaw). who spear-headed a war against the British invaders to defend the territorial integrity and cultural identity of the Hynniewtrep people. He raised the battle-cry on April 4, 1829, but was finally captured and died in captivity in Dhaka on July 17, 1835.

Ward`s Lake

Located in the heart of the city, the lake is surrounded by a garden of flowers and pine trees and is a popular spot for walks and boating.

Golf Links

Shillongs 18 hole golf course is considered one of the best in India, with a unique look and natural surrounding.

Shillong Peak

20 kms from Shiiiong it is the highest point in Meghalaya which offers a panoramic view of the scenic countryside and in the evening the city appears like a star studded abyss.

Umiam Lake

17 kms from Shiiiong is the beautiful Umiam Lake. The Orchid Lake Resort provides Watersport facilities which include sailing, water skiing etc. The Lum Nehru Park lies adjacent to the resort.

Cherrapunjee

Situated 1,300 metres, above sea level Cherrapunjee is noted for having the heaviest rainfall in the world. A pleasant drive of about 56 kms from Shillong with a view of the mist covered ravines will take you to the famous Nohsngithiang falls, Nohkalikai falls, Mawsmai caves and Thangkharang Park.

Mawsynram

56 kms from Shillong it is famous for the giant stalagmite formation resembling a Shivalinga, locally called Mawjymbuin.

 



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