Kyllang Rock

Adventure / Trekking

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Distance (From Shillong): 57 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Place Location: At Mawshut

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 57 km from Shillong, Kyllang Rock is a massive red granite dome-shaped rock located at Mawshut in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. Locally, known as Lum Kyllang, it is one of the unique tourist places in Meghalaya and among the interesting places to visit near Shillong.

This monolithic structure stands 5400 feet above the sea level and has a width of 1000 feet. It is a mammoth block of granite which is part of the Khasi folklore and seems beautiful in its shape. The Bright red granite is claimed by the geologists to be several million years old. The rock can be approachable from its northern and eastern sides but remains unapproachable from the southern flank. The southern side of Kyllang Rock is laden with massive detached blocks of rock while the northern part of the rock is enveloped with dense forests.

Surrounded by age old Red Rhododendrons, Kyllang Rock is believed to have magnetic properties. Due to this magnetic field, anything doesn't fall down from this rock. It makes this place a unique attraction for tourists. Besides, it is also an ideal place for trekkers and adventure lovers. A hike to the top of the dome allows you to treasure the marvelous landscape of the surrounding area.