Shillong

Shillong, where clouds embrace the hills, is a symphony of nature’s beauty and cultural vibrancy. With misty mornings, cascading waterfalls, and rolling meadows, this enchanting hill station is a dream come true for wanderers.

Nestled amidst the picturesque hills of Meghalaya, Shillong is a charming city that captivates visitors with its natural beauty and vibrant culture. Known as the “Scotland of the East,” this hill station offers a perfect blend of colonial charm and modernity. Shillong is a paradise for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts with its pleasant climate, lush green landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and serene lakes. The city is also renowned for its music scene, with a thriving local music culture has earned it the “Rock Capital of India.” Whether seeking tranquillity in nature or immersing yourself in the local culture, Shillong has something for everyone.

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    THINGS TO DO IN SHILLONG

    Trekiing

    Trekiing

    Embark on a trek to the remote village of Nongriat to witness the magnificent Double Decker Living Root Bridge. The journey through lush forests and cascading waterfalls is an adventure in itself.

    Visit the Don Bosco Centre

    Visit the Don Bosco Centre

    Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Northeast India at Don Bosco Centre. It showcases the diverse traditions, art, and artifacts of the indigenous tribes.                                                                                                                                                                 

    Boating

    Boating

    Spend a peaceful afternoon at Umiam Lake, also known as Barapani Lake. Rent a boat and soak in the tranquility of the surroundings while enjoying the scenic beauty.                                                    

    BEST TIME TO VISIT SHILLONG

    SUMMER SEASON

    (April to June)

    Shillong experiences a mild summer, with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C. It’s a great time to escape the heat of the plains and enjoy the cool mountain breeze.

    MONSOON SEASON

    (July to September)

    Shillong receives heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, which enhances the beauty of its waterfalls and landscapes. However, landslides and roadblocks can occur, so travel with caution.

    WINTER SEASON

    (October to March)

    Winter in Shillong is chilly but pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 5°C to 15°C. It’s an ideal time for sightseeing and exploring the city’s natural beauty.

    HOW TO REACH SHILLONG

    Several modes of transportation connect Shillong, including air, road, and rail:

     
    The nearest airport to Shillong is Shillong Airport (Umroi Airport), located approximately 30 kilometers away. It has limited connectivity, and the most convenient option is to fly to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati.
    The nearest railway station to Shillong is Guwahati Railway Station, which is well-connected to major cities in India. From Guwahati, you can hire a taxi or take a shared cab to reach Shillong, which is approximately a 3-hour drive away.
    Shillong is well-connected by road to major cities in the region. Regular bus services operate from Guwahati, which is approximately 100 kilometers away. Taxis and shared cabs are also available for a more comfortable journey.

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    FAQs

    What are the adventure activities available in Shillong?

    Shillong offers various adventure activities such as trekking, river rafting, zip-lining, and rock climbing, providing thrilling experiences for adventure enthusiasts.

    What are the popular cuisines in Shillong?

    The popular cuisines in Shillong include Khasi, Garo, Tibetan, and Indian. Don’t miss trying the local delicacies like Jadoh, Dohneiiong, and Momos.

    Are there any restrictions or permits required to visit Shillong?

    No special permits are required to visit Shillong. However, it is advisable to carry a valid identification document for verification purposes during your stay.