Living in the hills surrounded by lush green tall bamboos and pines. Clouds touching our hand and air so pure. Whoever named this beautiful place Scotland of India, it is truly true. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the seven sisters of east. There’s no railway or air transport facility here. The only way to reach shillong is by car or buses. The nearest and major city is Guwahati from where you can reach to Shillong. The distance between being 100 km. The deeper you get into the city the narrower lanes get. The city is small, so it’s very easy to travel to walk on foot. The driveway and footpath are nicely built to roll down with the beauty of nature here. This place perfectly defines aesthetic, especially the skies. The sky is full of different shades of colors altering after every minute. The grace clouds give to this place is more heavenly. From the first ray of dawn to the last drop left of dusk is breathtaking. One can sit for hours watching the sun setting over the city. The temperature is very cool; it’s drizzling most of the time. One can experience all the weather in one day.
Shillong is surrounded by hills and valleys that offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. One of the most popular tourist spots in Shillong is the Elephant Falls, which is a beautiful waterfall that cascades down from a height of 60 feet. Another popular attraction is Umiam Lake, which is a man-made lake that offers a tranquil and serene environment for visitors to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings.
Shillong has a rich cultural heritage that is influenced by the traditional Khasi culture. The city is home to several cultural landmarks, including the Shillong Peak, which is the highest point in the city and offers a panoramic view of the surrounding hills and valleys. Another popular attraction is the Don Bosco Museum, which is a museum that showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Northeast region and its various tribes.
Ward’s lake an artificial lake. Shillong golf course, one of the biggest golf course in India.
Shillong peak a little crowded picnic spot, but have a perfect panoramic view. Don Bosco Museum full of culture of northeast states and art. Shillong’s main local sports are mainly football and archery.
Shillong have also gained the title of “India’s Rock Capital” due to locals’ great passion for music.
Food and Drinks
Shillong is also known for its unique and flavorful cuisine, which is influenced by the traditional Khasi culture. Visitors to Shillong can try out traditional Khasi dishes such as Jadoh, Dohneiiong, and Tungtap, which are made with locally sourced ingredients and spices. The city is also known for its local brews, including the popular rice beer, which is a staple drink in the Northeast region.
Shillong has a vibrant music scene and is home to several live performance venues where visitors can enjoy local and international acts. The city also has a lively nightlife scene, with several bars and clubs that offer a unique and exciting experience for visitors.
Shillong is also a great destination for shopping, with several local markets and traditional handicraft stores that offer unique and authentic products. Visitors can purchase traditional Khasi handicrafts, such as bamboo and cane products, hand-woven textiles, and local jewelry.
The temperature can drop down to even 1o C or even below sometimes in winter. There are many tourist spots in Shillong. The elephant falls is about 12 km on the outskirts of the city with two waterfalls.
Many important institutes like Indian Institute of Management, National Institute Of Fashion Technology, National Institute of Technology Meghalaya and many more. Due to narrow roads, there’s a problem of traffic always but the beauty is worth it. Cabs and buses are local transport here. The inhabitants are very peaceful and kind hearted. There’s a matrimonial society here. Women are given both freedom and respect here. The taste in fashion is also quite appreciable. One can find a variety a lot of non vegetarian food here. The park moms with beef soup is dying for.