capital city of Meghalaya (after the capital has been
shifted from Cherapunji in 1864 by the British Government)
with an area of 22430 sq km. The height of Shillong is
1500 meter. 80% of the population is from Khasi, Garo
& Jayantia Tribes. The favourite local food is Pork
and Rice. Shillong experiences heavy rainfall during monsoon
seasons. Nearest Airport is Omroi, which is 30 km away
from Shillong. Nearest Railway Station is Guwahati in
Assam. The distance from Guwahati to Shillong is 105 km.
In the way take a halt at Barapani or you may take a separate
trip to this excellent lake.
best season to visit Shillong is April to middle of July
& Mid September to Mid November.
falls - 10 ½ kms away from the city, this waterfall
is the most beautiful one amongst the several falls nearby
Peak - This 1963 meter high peak is the topmost viewpoint
of the city situated at a distance of 15 kms from main
city. From this hilltop you can experience the pictorial
view of the Shillong City & the Himalayan range.
- It is located at the heart of the city, a 5 minutes
walking distance from Police Bazaar. One can enjoy boating
through out the lake. Fishing arrangements are also available
for interested ones.
Wankhar Butterfly museum - a must watchable place
with a wide range of collection of various species of
- Situated at a distance of 55 km from Shillong, the height
of Cherapunji is 4456 ft. The total rainfall of the region
is around 500 inches; previously, Cherapunji was the highest
rainfall area in the world, now it has shifted to Mousingram,
12 kms from Cherapunji. The way to Cherapunji from Shillong
is like a landscape surrounded by far & pine trees.
Ramakrishna Mission comes in the way to Cherapunji and
there one can see Orange Gardens also. One can collect
the forest honey from Cherapunji Bazar.
- During rainy seasons, the beauty of this waterfall can
be compared with Niagra falls. The nearby Nou Kalikai
falls named after Kalikai, a local woman, who committed
suicide due to the death of her child, is the 4th highest
waterfall in the world.
(one of the world famous Golf · Course with
Don Bosco Cathedral Church,
|Nearest Railway Station