Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a beautiful hill town, situated in the north eastern part of India. Shillong in is situated at an altitude of 1496 m above sea level. Shillong is a destination for the eyes and senses as the place abounds in scenic beauty. The main attractions of the spot are the appealing beauty of the waterfalls, lakes and the caves. It is a popular hill-station which the British used to call the Scotland of the East.
Beautiful Snaps of Shillong
Some of the places to visit here are: Shillong Peak, Cherrapunjee (Sohra), Sohpetbneng Peak, Botanical Garden, Lady Hydari Park, Ward’s lake, Umiam Lake, Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian, Bishop and Beadon Falls, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Crinoline Falls, Nohkalikai Falls. The other interesting places that you can visit include, the Butterfly Museum and Bara Bazaar.The museum has been breeding and supplying butterflies to conservation organisations around the world. Bara Bazar in the heart of the city is a interesting place to roam around.
Some of the items that you can shop for are hand-woven shawls, variety of fruits, bamboo handicrafts and black mushrooms.
You can see the local Khasi people wearing their traditional dress Jensem. Orchid Lake Resort offers excellent opportunity for swimming and other water sports.
Cherrapunjee, about 54 kilometres from Shillong is has the second highest recorded rainfall in the world.
you can visit Shillong at any time around the year. The idle months to visit Shillong are Oct-Jan & Apr-May