India - Shillong Travel Information

by V.A.Ponmelil (All rights reserved by the author)

Shillong

Shillong is a beautiful hill station city surrounded by pine trees.

This capital of Meghalaya derives its name from the deity Shyllong or Lei Shyllong, who is worshipped at the Shillong Peak.

The city has neat Victorian Bungalows and little churches and a golf course which is one of the best in the country.

Shillong is the meeting point of traditional cultures and cosmopolitan styles. It is also termed as the Scotland of the East.

Cherrapunjee one of the wettest places on earth is also situated at 56 kms from this hill station. The Golf course here is popular and has 18-hole course.

Other places in and around Shillong are as follows.

Shillong Peak
Ward's Lake
Botanical Garden
State Museum
All Saints Church
Butterfly Museum
Thadlaskein lake
Jakrem
Butterfly Museum
Lady Hydari Park
Sohpetbneng Peak
Thadlaskein lake
Jakrem Hill Resort
Dawki Border
Sweet falls
Bishop falls
Beadon falls
Elephant falls

To Reach
By Air:  The nearest airport is Umroi which is about 30 minutes’ drive from Shillong. There is a helicopter service from Guwhati Airport to Shillong.

By Rail: The nearest Railway station is the Guwhati Railway Station 103 kms from Shillong.

Bus: Meghalaya Transport Corporation and Assam State Transport Corporation buses are available, frequently plying from Guwahati to Shillong.

 

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