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About Shillong

Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya at an altitude of about 1500 meters is referred to as ‘Scotland of the East’ for it reminded the Britishers of Scotland through its waterfalls and mountains. It is located between the Brahmaputra and Surma Valley and has a pleasant weather throughout the year. Shillong remained as capital of Assam till the state was divided and Meghalaya was formed in the year 1972. Since a lot of British activities happened in Shillong during the colonial times, the city still happens to hold the architectural ethics of British stay and the eating styles are still influenced by the same. Most people here belong to the Khasi tribe, the one of the few Matriarchal tribes across world, and follow Christianity.


How to Reach

By Air
Nearest Airport, Umroi is 40 kilometers away. Buses & Taxis are available for onward destination.

By Rail
Nearest Railhead is Guwahati, 105 kilometers away. Buses & Taxis are available.

By Road
Shillong is directly approachable from all cities

Best Time to Visit

Shillong is known for maximum rainfall and is the best time to visit. June to September is the chosen months when you should visit.

 

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Golf Course
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It is one of the oldest Gollf Courses that India has, established in 1898 at ‘Laban’. Initially started as a 9-hole Golf Course, in 1924, it was transformed

Mawsynram
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It is one of the most unique places in the world due to its climatic conditions; this place is the wettest place on the earth for it gets the highest amount of

Spread Eagle Falls
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This waterfall looks like an eagle that has spread its wing, and thus has got the name ‘Spread Eagle Waterfalls’. Located at about 6 kms from the city, this



 

Where To Eat

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La Galerie
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Qzine Restaurant
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City Hut Family Dhaba
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Bamboo Hut Restaurant
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EVENTS/FESTIVALS

Wangala Festival
It is celebrated in the month of November, mostly by Garo tribes and is regarded as the ‘100 drum festival’. Wangala Festival is celebrated to rejoice the new harvest of the year and is dedicated to deity Misi Saljong. The celebration goes on from two-three days to sometimes till a week.
Shad Suk Mynsieum Festival
Celebrated in the month of April, Shad Suk Mynsieum Festival is prime to the Khasi Tribe. It is an annual thanksgiving celebration b y the Khasi tribe which goes on for approximately two-three days.
Nongkrem Dance
Celebrated during the month of November for five days, this festival is observed to please all Gods for having a good harvest season. During this festival the goats are sacrificed at the Shillong Peak and offered to the ruliung clan of Shillong.

SHOPPING AREA

Police Bazaar
Located in down town near the main bus stand, Police Bazaar is the restaurants, shops, hotels, etc.
Bara Bazaar
It is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and the trade centre of Shillong. Most of the trades in this market are women and is a completely different site compared to other trading centers.
Khasi Emporium
Inside Police Bazaar, this outlet provides the best handmade Khasi tribal products and is the best place to shop for souvenirs and decorative materials.

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Camping is a recreational activity popular since 20th century where people set up a small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay. Primitively campin

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Safari is an adventure that takes any adventurer who likes to explore the unexplored trails and unspoiled natural horizons of desert or country side or forests.

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Mountaineering is an adventurous and thrilling sport but it also tests your endurance and mental toughness. Despite all the precautions, some mishaps can always

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