Weather :

Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : Less than an hour

Entry Fee : Entry: Free,
Telescope services: INR 10

Shillong Peak, Shillong Overview

At the height of 6449 ft and 1965 m above sea level, Shillong Peak is the highest point of Shillong. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire city, the Himalayas, its waterfalls as well as of the Bangladesh plains. A telescope is available for tourists to get a bird's eye view. Trekking up to this semi-circular Shillong Peak is highly recommended for the best views but it is often bounded by heavy fog.

It is said that Shillong gets its name from the Shillong Peak itself. Regional tales tell that the patron deity 'Leishyllong' resides in the hills and protects the city from all evils. The U Shulong site at the top of the peak is sacred and every spring, a ritual is organised there. The Shillong Peak is situated at the air force base and features a radar station of the Indian Air Force. Due to security reasons, heavy checking is done at the gates, and tourists are asked to deposit their cameras.

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Tips For Visiting Shillong Peak

1. Carrying valid ID proof is recommended for the checking at the gate.

2. Try and catch a glimpse of the view after sunset.

How To Reach Shillong Peak

Located at a distance of 10 km from the main city, Shillong Peak makes for a 20-minute drive and taxis are easily available.

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