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Here are the top 32 places to visit in Shillong

1. Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong

4.3

42 kms
from city center

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1 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Also located in the East Khasi district, this village has won the title of Asia's cleanest village in 2003 and India's cleanest village in 2005. This village is also referred as God's own garden.

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2. Umiam Lake

Umiam Lake

4.3

10 kms
from city center

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2 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Umiam Lake, a mesmerizing man-made reservoir, is located at a distance of 15 kilometers north of Shillong which is the capital of the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. The lake was formed after a dam was constructed to generate hydroelectric power. The serene lake or the reservoir is surround...

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3. Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls

4.3

8 kms
from city center

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3 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Definitely the most popular tourist site of Shillong, these falls are 12km from the city and can be easily reached by public transport. It is a collection of three smaller falls which eventually merge into one.

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4. Mawsynram

Mawsynram

3.2

44 kms
from city center

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4 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Currently the wettest place on earth (tough competition with Cherrapunjee), Mawsynram receives 12m of rain annually. The generosity of mother nature can be easily seen and experienced with the fresh air, blue skies waterfalls and lush greenery.

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5. Shillong Peak

Shillong Peak

4.2

4 kms
from city center

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5 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Shillong peak is Meghalaya's highest peak in the Himalayas. It is at an altitude of 1965 meters above the sea level. It is the best destination for the nature lovers. It is said that the shillong is named after this peak. The view from the peak is breathtaking as it defines the Shillong city and the...

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6. Ward's Lake

Ward's Lake

3.2

1 kms
from city center

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6 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

A pretty artificial lake surrounded by gardens is an ideal evening get away! Also known as the Polok Lake, it is usually flocked by couples, picnickers and locals.

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7. Lady Hydari Park

Lady Hydari Park

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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7 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

One of the most famous tourist spots of Shillong, the park is dedicated to the first lady of the province - Lady Hydari. This sprawling park encompasses a wide variety of flora along with a cute mini zoo housing 73 species of birds and over 100 reptiles.

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8. Don Bosco Museum

Don Bosco Museum

3.6

2 kms
from city center

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8 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

A theme museum with collective information on the entire North Eastern stated of India, the museum exhibits a wide collection of regional artwork, attires, accoutrements, handicrafts, ornamentation, photographs and weapons. The museum consists of a seven storey building with seventeen galleries.

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9. David Scott Trail

David Scott Trail

3.2

36 kms
from city center

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9 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Most popular trekking routes of Meghalaya, this path was originally laid by David Scott, a British officer as early as in the 1800s. It is still used to commute between Assam and Bangladesh.

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10. Sweet Falls

Sweet Falls

3.2

5 kms
from city center

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10 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

One of the steepest and the most mesmerizing falls of the country. The sound of gurgling water, chirping birds, the feel of the falling water and the lush greenery - all together just take your breath away.

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11. Mawphlang

Mawphlang

3.2

20 kms
from city center

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11 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

25km from Shillong, this place is popular for being home to Meghalaya's most renowned forest groves - the Sacred Forest. It is known as nature's own museum with a wide variety of flora - aroids, ferns, orchids and a lot more.

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12. Nohsngithiang Falls

Nohsngithiang Falls

3.5

40 kms
from city center

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12 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Plunging from a height of 315 meters, Nohsngithiang Falls are another wonder that Cherrapunjee has to offer to its visitors. Also known as the Seven-sisters falls, Nohsngithiang is an absolutely amazing sight to behold.

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13. Spread Eagle Falls

Spread Eagle Falls

3.2

2 kms
from city center

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13 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Located in the East Khasi District, 6km from the city these falls are considered to be the widest in all of Shillong. The falls gush down steep hills and into a massive pool.

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14. Jakrem

Jakrem

3.2

45 kms
from city center

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14 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

A famous health resort. Hot sulphur springs with medicinal properties is it's USP.

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15. Kyllang Rock

Kyllang Rock

3.5

30 kms
from city center

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15 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Some 78 km away from Shillong, a unique giant rock made out of red granite, Kyllang Rock is a giant dome placed in the West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.

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16. Diengiei Peak

Diengiei Peak

3.2

10 kms
from city center

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16 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Situated on the western side of Shillong, is 6200 ft in altitude, this peak is just 200 ft shorter than the tallest peak in Shillong, Shillong Peak. For a height of about 1000 ft, the gradient of this peak is very steep and precipitous which makes for excellent mountain climbing.

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17. Sohpetbneng

Sohpetbneng

3.2

11 kms
from city center

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17 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

At 1343m above sea level, an ideal location to meet nature. Sohpetbneng means 'navel of heaven' in the local language and is truly heaven - with the breathtaking view of Shillong it offers.

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18. Museums

Museums

3.2

1 kms
from city center

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18 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

There are innumerable museums in Shillong. The Arunachal State Museum, Meghalaya State Museum, Wankhar Entomology Museum, The Butterfly Museum and the Rhino Museum - there are so many, each as wonderful as the previous one.

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19. Meghalaya State Museum

Meghalaya State Museum

3.2

1 kms
from city center

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19 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

The museum, a great attraction for tourists, exhibits vast collection of artefacts of tribal era and a collection of ancient scriptures. The museum is situated within the State Central Library complex at Laichumiere and is managed by the government of Meghalaya.

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20. Khasi Hills

Khasi Hills

3.0

26 kms
from city center

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20 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Named after the Khasi tribe of Meghalaya, the Khasi hills are famous for housing the Sohra or Cherrapunjee scarp, one of the regions with highest annual rainfall in the world, and the prevalent use of living root bridges seen in this region. The Nongkhum island, the second largest river island of As...

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21. Garo Hills

Garo Hills

3.0

157 kms
from city center

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21 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Situated close to the Indo-Bangladesh Border, the Garo hills get their name from the Garo tribe who inhabit the area. The Nokrek Biosphere reserve, one of the most important national parks with international importance, is located in this nature-rich area. The hills are also decked with splendid wat...

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22. Jaintia Hills

Jaintia Hills

3.0

46 kms
from city center

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22 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Part of the former Jaintia Kingdom, the Jaintia Hills is a land of majestic hills filled with rich natural vegetation and mineral deposits situated in Meghalaya. The Jaintia Hills is home to one of the most beautiful waterfalls of India, the Krang Suri Falls and the fascinating Nartiang Monoliths.

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23. Laitlum Canyons

Laitlum Canyons

23 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Also known as •Sit Valleyê by the locals, Laitlum Canyons means •end of the worldê or •end of hillsê. The exotic tourist spot is perched atop the East Khasi Hill in Shillong and nestled amidst majestic mountain peaks and verdant forests. The mountain top offers sweeping panoramic vistas of the valle...

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24. Mawjymbuin Cave

Mawjymbuin Cave

24 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Mawjymbuin Cave is situated in Mawjymbuin village in Cherrapunji and is thronged by naturalists, geologists, photographers, pilgrims and tourists alike. It has a thin stream flowing towards the eastern end of the cave. A rock shaped structure arising from the earth, shaped like a shivalinga is the p...

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25. Cathedral Of Mary Help Of Christians

Cathedral Of Mary Help Of Christians

25 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Cathedral Of Mary Help Of Christians is the cathedral of Roman Antidiocese of Shillong and is the chief praying place of the Christians of East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi. Constructed in the Gothic style of architecture amidst sprawling green lawns, this is one of the most ancient places of worship in ...

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26. All Saints Church

All Saints Church

26 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

All Saints Church is constructed on the Kacheri Road in Shillong. One among the oldest churches in the city, this was built during the British Raj and boasts of colonial style architectural finesse. The church was a whole wooden structure and is busiest during the routine Sunday masses.

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27. Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum

27 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Situated in the Upper Shillong area, Air Force Museum is a brilliant display of the countryês defense forces. The museum has aircraft models, uniforms of pilots, miniature models of missiles, rockets, machinery, technology demonstrations of the Indian Air Force- Eastern Command along with pictures o...

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28. Police Bazar

Police Bazar

28 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Police Bazar is the most tourist friendly market of Shillong. In addition to an array of restaurants, hotels and big brand stores, the bazaar also has a flea market section which is pocket friendly and draws maximum number of tourists owing to its traditional handicrafts stores, exquisite Meghalaya ...

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29. Butterfly Museum

Butterfly Museum

29 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Also known as Entomological Museum, Butterfly Museum in Shillong is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the city. Situated on the Riatsamthiah Jaiaw, near Christian Academy School, the museum houses an extensive collection of vibrant butterflies, moths, beetles and other insects. The muse...

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30. Ever Living Museum

Ever Living Museum

30 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Situated in the Mawshbuit Village in Shillong, Ever Living Museum is a privately owned museum and is divided into three section. The first section houses contemporary and ancient weapons and armoury used by the Meghalayan tribesmen. The second gallery displays the bamboo handicrafts items. And the t...

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31. Shillong Peak & View Point

Shillong Peak & View Point

31 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Perched at an altitude of 1966 metres above the sea level, Shillong View Point aka Shillong Peak is the highest peak of the area and offers mesmerising bird eye views of the Shillong city below, surrounding mountain peaks, enchanting waterfalls and Bangladesh- Sylhet plains. You can also rent a tele...

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32. Rhino Heritage Museum

Rhino Heritage Museum

32 out of 32
Places To Visit in Shillong

Located in the Bara Bazaar area of Shillong, Rhino Heritage Museum is dedicated to the army personnels, military weapons and war missiles and rifles. The museum gets its name from the pink coloured rhinoceros sculpture installed outside the premises. Among other exhibits, the highlight is the displa...

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