Lady Hydari Park


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Distance (From Shillong Bus Stand): 2.5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near Meghalaya State Museum

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 2.5 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Lady Hydari Park is a public park located at the heart of Shillong in Meghalaya. Also known as Phan Nonglait Park, it is the only park with zoo in Shillong and among the best places to experience Shillong Tourism.

The park is named after Lady Hydari, the wife of Governor of Assam. The park is designed in a Japanese garden style which sprawls over an area of more than a kilometer. The landscape dotted with small ponds, rhododendron plants and willow trees with its leaves almost touching the ground are all unmistakably Japanese inspired. Often considered as the best maintained park in Shillong, it encompasses a wide variety of local flowering plants and orchids.

The park also features a mini zoo that comprises 73 species of birds, 140 of reptiles and other mammals. Besides, the park also houses a deer abode within it. A small house inside the park also houses a museum which displays the rich biodiversity of the state including pictures of rare animals of the region, elephant skulls, stuffed leopard and more. There is also a children's park with swings in the park premises.

Timings: 8 AM - 5 PM, Closed on Mondays

Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Person & Rs. 10 for Camera