Popularly known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is the best place to roam in northeast India if you are looking for some adventure and fun. With a perfect climate all over the year and a perfect blend of nature, animals, culture, and traditions, Shillong is a well-known place among the tourists of Meghalaya.
How to reach
The nearest airport from the city is Umroi airport near Barapani which is just 25kms away from Shillong. You can also land at Guwahati airport which is about 125kms away from the city and hire a private car or a taxi to reach Shillong.
The nearest railway station from Shillong is Guwahati railway station. It takes 3 hours to reach Shillong from there.
There is a bus service from Guwahati and other major cities of the northeast to Shillong. However, you can always take a road trip to Shillong enjoying the curvy roads with hills and mountains on both sides.
Best season to visit
Although the climate is pleasant throughout the year the months from October to June will be the best months to visit Shillong.
About the place
On the way from Guwahati to Shillong, you will see many lakes and rivers and famous viewpoints. Umiam lake, an elegant lake is on the way towards Shillong. Shillong is the home to numerous waterfalls, beautiful landscapes, and breathtaking natural scenic beauty.
The elegant waterfalls, museums, breathtaking viewpoints, police bazaar marketing, cherry blossom trees, alluring lakes, swaying pine trees, and the charming calmness of the city, all make Shillong a perfect holiday destination for all kinds of travel freaks.
The sunrise and sunset in Garo, Khasi, Jaintia hills are pure bliss of nature.
If you are visiting Shillong make sure that you visit Elephant falls, Umiam lake,Laitlum canyon, Don bosco museum, Sohpetbneng peak, wards lake and Cherapunji.
Shillong is a place which you won’t regret if you go. Shillong is a party, adventourous and peaceful place. Therefore pack your bags and go for it. Happy holidays.