Shillong Tourism

The charismatic city of Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya.  It is a beautiful abode of clouds blessed with radiant waterfalls, manicured gardens, shimmering lakes, and a distinct culture. The locals of Shillong are deeply devoted to music which has earned the city title of the music capital of India. Travelers visit here to relax amidst ample of serenity and escape the summer heat.   

Attractions

Shillong Peak: Shillong Peak is 10 kms from the city. It has a height of 1965 m above sea level from where the world seems charismatic. The peak has unmatched nature all around with lush greenery and cascading waterfalls. Visit here on a clear day and spot vistas of majestic Himalayan peaks and the Bangladesh plains.

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture: Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture is a museum taking you deep into the history and culture of the tribes which once dwelled here in the past. This seven storied museum features many galleries showcasing tribal world, culture, art, musical instruments and tools. Those willing to try something daring can enjoy the skywalk on the sloping roof at the top of the museum.

Laitlum Canyons: Laitlum Canyons is selfishly blessed by the Mother Nature with all her hues. This looks like a paradise situated in the Khasi Hills. Spend a day here and unwind amidst incredible views of valleys and surrounding hills. This is a luring place for trekkers as well as nature lovers.   

Elephant Falls: This Three Steps Waterfalls is located 12 km from the capital city. It makes a perfect escape for the locals to spend some time away from the usual city life and rejuvenate amidst nature. These were initially called ‘Three Steps Waterfalls’, however, later the British renamed it as Elephant Falls due to a huge stone placed here which looked like an elephant. As the monsoon hits this place, the waterfall becomes even more energetic and cascades in full vigor.

Mawlynnong: This is a tiny village in the East Khasi Hills district. It has earned popularity being Asia's cleanest village. The village has a rustic charm which looks even more fascinating due to its pristine image. Locals of this village belong to the Khasi Tribe and have beautiful cultures which must be cherished.

How to Reach:
By Air: Shillong Airport has very limited connectivity. The major airport close to the city is in Guwahati.
By Rail: The closest railway station to Shillong is in Guwahati, Assam
By Road: Shillong is well connected to rest of the cities in India via NH 40.

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