"The Abode of Clouds"

A City in Meghalaya, India
1535 meters

Interest Measure for Shillong

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 5 days

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Height(Altitude) of Shillong from sea level:  5035 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  25.5723613°N, 91.8997827°E
Ecosystem:  Hill , Lake  

Food, Culture and Language at Shillong

Food Availability:  Indian, Chinese, Continental 
Regional Language:  Hindi
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)
Tags:  #Green  

Why travel Shillong?

Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the "Scotland of the East". Although relatively unknown in the field of sports, Shillong got into the limelight because of Shillong Lajong FC, a football club based here which has taken the Indian football scene by storm in the recent I-League. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is the homeground of Shillong Lajong FC and Royal Wahingdoh FC in I-League.
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9 Places to visit and Things to do in Shillong

Elephant Falls at Shillong

Elephant Falls

One of the most popular tourist spots in Shillong, these falls get their name from an elephant-shaped rock adjacent to them.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Bara Pani Lake at Shillong

Bara Pani Lake

Umiam Lake is a beautiful lake that sees numerous tourists from all over the country. Also known as Big Water or Barapani, this lake is an ideal place to experience the natural splendour of Shillong. The surrounding emerald-coloured hill is another add-on to the beauty of this place. Tourists can also enjoy riding row boats, paddle boats, sailing boats, cruise boats and speed boats as well. The lake opens daily for various water sport activities between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, its panoramic sights can be enjoyed anytime.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Sweet Falls, Shillong at Shillong

Sweet Falls, Shillong

Sweet Falls, a very steep fall, is one of the most mesmerising waterfalls in the country. The beauty of the waterfall along with gargling sound of the water, bird chirps and rich flora are the highlights of this fall. Situated near Happy Valley at a distance of about eight kilometers from Shillong. It resembles a straight pencil of water emerging from a large size water pipe, as it drops vertically over a distance exceeding two hundred feet. Most suitable for a day's outing and picnic, Explore it.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Shillong Peak at Shillong

Shillong Peak

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If you want a panoramic view of the beauty of Shillong, just take the trekking trail to Shillong Peak and you will get to witness a spectacular sight, unique and exquisitely charming. Experience a completely different high here! Approximately 1966 m above sea level, this peak enjoys the tag of being the highest point in the state of Meghalaya.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Spread Eagle Falls at Shillong

Spread Eagle Falls

Located within the Shillong Cantonment, on the outskirts of the city, lies a sparkling waterfall which looks like an eagle with wings spread. The falls is locally known as Umkaliar or the falls into which Ka Liar slipped. Equally popular amidst the locals and the tourists as picnic spot, these falls create a huge pool of water when they cascade down. A soothing setting amidst the calmness of nature - a treat to the eyes.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Air Force Museum, Shillong at Shillong

Air Force Museum, Shillong

The Air Force Museum forms a part of the Indian Air Force's Eastern Command in Shillong. Situated in the headquarters of this command, the museum provides an insight into the glorious history of the Indian Air Force. An attraction for both adults as well as children, Air Force Museum Shillong is a great place to get knowledge about the country’s defence forces, mainly the Indian Air Force, brave flying warriors and defence history. This museum has pictures of Indo-China War and Indo-Pakistan War on display. Visitors can also see Python’s skin at the museum.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016