Tourism in India is always special and today our destination is Shillong the capital of Meghalaya. Because of natural beauty, the place is also recognized as Scotland of East India. The city is in East Khasi region spread in just 64.36 km2 area.
Shillong is the hill station and word meaning are “The Abode of Clouds”. Meghalaya is the smallest state in India, but each city of the state is unique and covered with natural beauty throughout the year. The average altitude of the city is 4,908 feet above the sea level and the highest peak point is at 6,449 feet. Experts suggest this place reminded the European settlers of Scotland, so they refer to it as “Scotland of the East” as well.
Shillong tourist places
A place famous for its breath-taking view of hills. However, most of the time area is covered with snow and the cloud so vision is very less in this area. The place is full of incredible serene, but food arrangement is the area you must compromise. You need to take your meals or at least a few items to kill an immediate hunger strike.
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
The destination is beautiful, but the road is a little challenge here. Once you enter to the amazing world of the forest. The jungle path towards Khasi hill is wonderful as well. Jungle path becomes terrible during rainy season so better to avoid in such season.
The museum is the first place to learn the history of any place. Specialty museums are placed on the 3rd position as tourism spot in Shillong. Though the city is not having that big history still you can learn a lot about the changes happened at regular intervals. Few other attractions in Shillong are Umiam Lake, Mawjymbuin Cave, Caverns & Caves, Ward’s Lake, Churches & Cathedrals, Elephant Falls and many more. Each place is different, though 1 week is enough to enjoy the place properly. Weather is all-time best of this northeast Indian tourist place.
Where to stay in Shilong
Stay is not a problem here as there are plenty of hotels and lodges for family and individuals. Oyo rooms are available so if you have planned your trip you can book a room in advance to avoid any last-minute accommodation problem. The range will be between 1900 INR to 6000 INR for standard rooms. Make My Trip is the best portal through which you can book your room. Some of the known hotels in Shillong are Latei Ville Inn, Homestead, and Sunshine farms.
How to reach Shillong?
By Train: The closest railway is Guwahati linked to all most all big cities of India. Frequent trains are available for Guwahati so no issues with train journey for the spot.
By Air: The nearest airport is the Umroi Airport close to Barapani city that is 25 km away. It is the domestic airport and very limited flights are available from parts of India. Guwahati is the big air hub that you can use to reach the spot.
By Road: Take the route towards Guwahati if you are going by road. You can also avail state buses for Shillong from Guwahati.