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Places To Visit In Shillong

1. Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong

42 kms
from city center

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1 out of 21
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

10 kms
from city center

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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 surrounded by thick coniferous forests and expands over an area of about 222 square kilometers. The area of this lake is four times the size of San Marino or Bermuda. It is encircled by lush green East Khasi hills that form one of the best panoramic sights for nature-lovers in the country. The picturesque location and the serene beauty of the lake attract tourists from all over the world. The sunrises are a treat to the eyes and shouldn't be missed.

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3. Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls

8 kms
from city center

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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

44 kms
from city center

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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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Shillong Tour Packages

Shimmer of Shillong - 3 Days-2 Nights

2 Nights

Staring from Rs. 7,349

Serene Shillong & Kaziranga National Park - 4 Days-3 Nights

3 nights

Staring from Rs. 8,000

5. Shillong Peak

Shillong Peak

4 kms
from city center

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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 view of the Himalayas. Around the evenings, the city appears even more beautiful. The place is best suitable for photography enthusiasts.

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6. Ward's Lake

Ward's Lake

1 kms
from city center

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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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Top Hotels in Shillong

Royal Heritage Tripura Castle

Staring from INR 5,000

The Heritage Club - Tripura Castle

Staring from INR 3,300

7. Lady Hydari Park

Lady Hydari Park

2 kms
from city center

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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

2 kms
from city center

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8 out of 21
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. Garo Hills, Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills

Garo Hills, Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills

157 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Shillong

The Khasi Hills which are divided further into East Khasi and West Khasi form the central part of the state of Meghalaya and are known for the flora and fauna as well as for hill stations like Shillong and Cherrapunjee. These hills are famous for their tourist friendly environs and are a lovely place to explore.

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10. David Scott Trail

David Scott Trail

36 kms
from city center

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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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11. Sweet Falls

Sweet Falls

5 kms
from city center

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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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12. Mawphlang

Mawphlang

20 kms
from city center

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12 out of 21
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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13. Nohsngithiang Falls

Nohsngithiang Falls

40 kms
from city center

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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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14. Spread Eagle Falls

Spread Eagle Falls

2 kms
from city center

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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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15. Jakrem

Jakrem

45 kms
from city center

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15 out of 21
Places To Visit in Shillong

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

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16. Kyllang Rock

Kyllang Rock

30 kms
from city center

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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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17. Motphran

Motphran

2 kms
from city center

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Places To Visit in Shillong

Translated into 'Stone of France', this is a monument dedicated to the Khasi Labour Corps who had fought during the World War I. An inscription on the stone reads, 'it is sweet to die for one's country' .

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18. Diengiei Peak

Diengiei Peak

10 kms
from city center

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18 out of 21
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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19. Sohpetbneng

Sohpetbneng

11 kms
from city center

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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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20. Museums

Museums

1 kms
from city center

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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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21. Meghalaya State Museum

Meghalaya State Museum

1 kms
from city center

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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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