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Shillong, a pretty hill station is home to lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, tranquil lakes and an all year round pleasant climate. It's natural beauty is at its peak during monsoons.

The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is called the Scotland of the East because of the rolling hills and meadows which are quite reminiscent of Scotland. Located at an altitude of 4,908 feet above sea level, it is also popularly known as “Abode of Clouds”. It retains its old world colonial charm, while offering ample modern amenities. The place is a sheer delight for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.


The highest peak here, Shillong Peak, offers astounding views of the natural splendour around. Besides its majestic waterfalls and other mesmerizing natural delights, Shillong has quite a few other charms as well. For instance, the huge artificial Umiam Lake is one must visit spot, often compared to the Lochs Lake of Scotland. Those with an interest in culture and history would do well to spend some time at the Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous North East Culture. Elephant falls is among the most famous attraction of this region. Located on the outskirts of the city, this cascading waterbody deserves a visit. Shillong has one of the largest golf courses and also among the few natural golf courses. Wards Lake is an artificial lake commonly known as Nan-Polok. Enjoy boating or spend some quality time at this lake. You can also pay a visit to the beautiful Butterfly Museum, which has a huge collection of rarest species of butterflies. While on a trip to this city, do go for a walk in the Bara Bazar, known as Lewduh. The State Central Library started at the time of British Raj is also a major attraction. Those who want to get a glimpse of the past of this region, this library is a must-visit.


There is no dearth of staying options and restaurants in Shillong. Those who want to enjoy a drink can visit any nearby pub.

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Dec 09 2012
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natures own place
Jun 29 2014
if you are planning to explore the north east then shillong is the place to get started with.. chiraapunji, mawlynong, etc are the places you don't want to miss out. best for nature lovers
Beautiful Climate
Jun 27 2014
Experience: Awesome weather. Nothing (cold, warm, rain) is extreme. Excellent place for couple and friends to visit. On the way Barapani Lake is a must visit place. Cherapunji is approximately 56 Km from Shillong.
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