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Backwaters

#1 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 17 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Umiam Lake is a vast and serene reservoir located in Shillong, Meghalaya. Also known as Barapani Lake, it is one of the beautiful lakes in Meghalaya and among the top places to experience Shillong Tourism.

Umiam Lake was formed by damming the Umiam River by Assam State Electricity Board in the early 1960s. The main purpose of the dam was to store water for hydroelectric power generation. Spread over 220 sq. km, the lake is encompassed by sprawling meadows and undulating hills that are carpeted with lush greenery. Apart from being a source of power generation, potable water, fishing and irrigation, Umiam Lake is a popular tourist destination of the region.

Umiam literally means 'water of tears' in local Khasi language, and there's a fascinating story around it. According to the legend, two sisters in the heaven decided to visit Meghalaya. To shape up their plan, they left together to reach the destination. During the journey, one .....

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Adventure | Nature

#3 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 27 km from Shillong, Mawphlang Sacred Grove is a reserved forest located at Mawphlang village near Shillong, Meghalaya. Also known as Lawkyntang, it is an ideal destination for nature lovers and among the best places to experience Shillong Tourism.

Situated in the East Khasi Hills, Mawphlang Sacred Forest is preserved by the natives since ancient times as a part of their religious beliefs, in which forests are considered as a sacred entity. Covering over an area 80 hectares, the Mawphlang Sacred Grove is a treasure trove of rare medicinal trees and plants like the English yew, the Chinese su­mac, chinquapin, etc. It is also home to several species of trees that work as climate indicators like Japanese blue oak and graffiti. In total, there are about 450 species of trees and plants in this forest as well as rare species of animals and birds.

According to the locals, the sacred forest is protected by the Lyngdoh clan, who believe that the deity Labasa resided .....

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Museum

#4 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 3 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Cultures is a well-known museum situated within the Sacred Heart Church premises in Shillong. Also known as Don Bosco Museum, it is one of the most popular museums in Shillong and among the must visit Tourist Places in Shillong.

Opened in 2003, Don Bosco Museum is a privately owned museum under the control of Salesian order of the Catholic Church which enlightens the history and culture of the north eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. It is a three-in-one institution that combines a museum with a research and publication center. With its vast collection of artifacts spreading over several galleries, the museum acts as the cultural and historical treasure trove of North-East India.

The Museum is a hexagonal shaped seven-storey building brimming with art & culture. It houses 17 well-laid out galleries of the international standard containing .....

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Backwaters

#5 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 1 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Ward's Lake is an artificial lake located in the heart of Shillong in Meghalaya. Also called as Pollock's Lake, it is one of the beautiful lakes in Shillong and among the popular Shillong Tourist Places.

The lake is named after Sir William Ward, the then Chief Commissioner of Assam, who initiated the plan for the construction of this lake. Later, the lake was built in the year 1894 by Colonel Hopkins. The lake was designed by Fitzwilliam Thomas Pollock, a famous engineer in the pre-independence era. The history of the lake says that a Khasi prisoner made special efforts to beautify the lake surroundings and his role is remembered even today by the locals.

The horse shoe shaped artificial water body is surrounded by lush green gardens. There is a cobblestone pathway along the periphery of the lake making it an idle place for walking. In the middle of the lake is a wooden bridge from where one can enjoy a lovely view of the lake .....

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Waterfall

#6 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 12 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Elephant Falls is a stunning waterfalls located in the outskirts of Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. It is one of the prominent waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the prime places to visit in Shillong.

The waterfall is located in Upper Shillong area within the Eastern Air Command of Indian Air Force. The Khasi tribe named it Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew, meaning Three Steps Waterfalls. Britishers named it Elephant Falls during their regime owing to the presence of an elephant-shaped rock on one side of the fall. However, the rock was destroyed due to an earthquake in 1897.

Located quite close to Shillong Peak, the Elephant Falls is a 3 tier waterfall. The first fall is very broad and is hidden among the trees. The second fall is quite domesticated and in the winters (and drier months) it looks inconsequential. The third fall is the tallest and most spectacular with crystal clear water falling over sharp rocks of myriad .....

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Pilgrimage

#7 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 3.5 km from Shillong Bus Terminal, the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is a Roman Catholic Church located in the Laitumkhrah locality of Shillong. Also known as the Cathedral Catholic Church, it is the principal place of worship in Shillong and among the most famous places to visit in Shillong.

Dedicated to mother Mary, the Cathedral Church of Mary Help of Christians was built by the Germans in 1913. According to history, the construction of the present shrine was built after the first church got destroyed due to a fire accident in 1936. It got the status of a shrine in 1980, on completion of the Catholic Church's 100 years in North East India. This church falls under Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong and is the principal place of worship of about 300,000 strong Catholics of Ri Bhoi and East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

Situated atop an emerald-colored hill, the church was constructed in Gothic style of architecture. The church is quiet a big .....

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Nature

#8 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 13 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Shillong Peak is an enchanting vantage point located at Laitkor area of Shillong, Meghalaya. Situated in the outskirts of the Shillong, it is one of the popular viewpoints in Meghalaya and among the prominent places to experience Shillong Tourism.

Placed at an altitude of 1,965 m (6,446 feet), Shillong Peak is the highest peak in Meghalaya. According to historians, Shillong is named after this hill. As per the locals, the patron deity 'Leishyllong' resided at the hill and protects the city against all evils. Besides, the top of the Shillong Peak has a sacred spot that is dedicated to U Shulong and special rituals are organised here in each spring to honour the spirit of U Shulong.

The peak offers an enchanting 360 degree view of the entire Shillong city, surrounding waterfalls, the Himalayan Range, Bangladesh Plains and the lush greenery nearby. At the peak there is a high tower with a telescope. An ideal retreat for visitors, .....

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Museum

#11 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 13 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Air Force Museum is a museum located in Upper-Shillong of Meghalaya. Situated near Elephant Falls, it is one of the popular museums in Meghalaya and among the top places to visit in Shillong.

The Air Force Museum forms a part of the Indian Air Force's Eastern Command in Shillong. This museum is a tribute to the glorious past of the defense of our nation. It hosts aircraft models, actual machines and technology demonstrations used by the IAF Eastern Command. The museum displays the uniforms worn by the air force pilots, missiles, rockets, pictures of Indo-China War and Indo-Pakistan War, medals and miniature models of air crafts.

The huge MI 4 helicopter, played a central role in the 1971 war, is displayed in the museum lawn and makes for a remarkable sight. Another attraction is the Streak Shadow Microlight that's a part of the famous Microlight series. This splendid aircraft took its first flight in 1988. Caribou DHC 4, the .....

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Museum

#13 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 2 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Wankhar Entomology Museum is a specialized museum located in Riatsamthiah area of Shillong. Also known as Butterfly Museum, it is one of the most popular museums in Shillong and among the top places to visit in Shillong.

Established during 1930s, it is a private museum owned by the famous Wankhar family of Shillong. Legend says that, MR. Siddhartha Kumar Sarkar, a Bengali entomologist from Kolkata went to Shillong and married a Khasi lady with surname Wankhar. They took initiative to collect various species of insects and butterflies. Now, the granddaughter of Sarkar namely Ms. Rozalin has been taking care of this museum.

Being the only known museum in India devoted to moths and butterflies, it has a rich collection of 1600 types of butterflies and moths from all over the world. Colourful insects and similar endemic species found in nearby regions can also be seen at the museum. Wankhar Entomology Museum has also played an important .....

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Museum

#14 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 2 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Meghalaya State Museum is a well preserved museum located in Shillong, Meghalaya. Situated in the State Central Library complex, it is one of the most popular museums in Meghalaya and among the popular Shillong Tourist Places.

Functioning under the Art and Culture Department of Meghalaya, the Museum was established in the year 1975 and was renamed as Williamson Sangma Museum in 1999 as a mark of respect to the Father of Meghalaya. The Museum displays lifestyle and cultural diversity of various tribes of Meghalaya.

The museum is divided into two galleries, which are dedicated to different tribal groups of Meghalaya. Visitors can see wooden crafts, tribal dresses, exquisite ornaments, traditional weapons, utensils, pottery items and musical instruments of Jaintia and Khasi tribes in the first gallery. The specialties of this gallery are the Muga cloth, hand-woven baskets and Wein pottery. The second gallery belongs to Garos has .....

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Waterfall

#15 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 5 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Bishop and Beadon Falls are twin waterfalls located at Suna Valley of Shillong in Meghalaya. Situated on NH-40 at Mawprem, these are the best waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the mesmerizing places to visit in Shillong.

With a height of 135 meters (443 feet), Bishop Waterfalls is a three tiered fall formed by the river Umshyrphi. The Bishop Falls is quite popular as the cascading water looks like a white ribbon, flowing down from the hill. It is regarded as one of the highest waterfalls in India.

The Beadon Falls is called the twin brother of the Bishop Falls as both rush down the same steep slope along Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills within a short distance from each other and can be viewed from the viewpoint across a deep ravine at Mawlai. Unlike other waterfalls in Shillong, the Beadon falls is long and narrow, falling from a height of about 100 feet into Umiam River. Its flow is obstructed by dark coloured rocks and heavy green .....

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Pilgrimage

#16 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 5 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Mahadev Khola Dham is an ancient Hindu temple located in Shillong, Meghalaya. It is one of the oldest temples in Meghalaya and among the famous places of pilgrimage in Shillong.

Believed to be about 150 years old, the Mahadev Khola Dham is a cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to legend, the temple is built at the spot where Lakhiya Baba, a sage was decided to stay and meditate. A subedar-major of 8th Gorkha Regiment dreamt of the sage mediating with a trishul (trident) in his hand and a rudraksh' necklace around his neck. The very next day, the man searched for the sage and found him at the place where the mandir' stands today. During the course of excavation for construction of the temple, the subedar-major found a huge shivling and thus the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The present temple was built by several persons after independence, but the earlier one was built with the permission of the then British government. .....

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Museum

#19 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 10 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Ever Living Museum is a private museum located in Mawshbuit area of Shillong, Meghalaya. It is one of the most popular museums in Shillong and among the best places to visit in Shillong.

Established in 2015, the Ever Living Museum is a living testimony of one's love for nature, culture, tradition, and history. The Museum is owned and operated by retired Meghalaya government engineer Kyntiewbor War. It has three components - the main museum, stone museum and a garden. Set in a beautiful orchid garden, the Ever Living Museum is an ethnographic museum that houses objects of the Khasi, Jaintia, and Garo tribes.

The main museum, which is made of concrete, houses both ancient and contemporary weapons used by the tribes of Meghalaya. Besides, there is the joyous scope to discover musical instruments, which include drums, gongs, pipes, bamboo and iron mouth organs, concertina, and other string and bamboo instruments of Meghalaya. There .....

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Adventure

#2 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 8 km from Smit and 24 km from Shillong, Laitlum Canyon is a picturesque mountain ridge situated near Smit in Meghalaya. Perched atop the East Khasi Hills of Shillong, it is one of the top places of trekking in Meghalaya and among the best places to visit in Shillong.

Laitlum Canyons is a little-explored yet enthralling tourist spot known for its sublime natural beauty. The word Laitlum means 'The end of hills' and this beautiful hilltop appears to be true to its name. Also referred to as the 'Smit Valley' by the locals, the hilltop overlooks breathtaking landscapes which include undulating verdant hills, sprawling bamboo plantations and colourful beds of orchids. The canyon is covered with a white misty blanket and is known for the best bird's eye view of Shillong.

The scenic hill slopes of Laitlum are often called the Amphitheatre of Meghalaya. The hill slopes are painted in a multitude of hues from earthy brown to soft pink and vibrant orange at sunrise .....

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Waterfall

#9 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 13 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Sweet Falls is a gorgeous waterfall situated near Happy Valley in Shillong, Meghalaya. Also called as Kshaid Weitden, it is one of the stunning waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the popular places to visit in Shillong.

Falling from a height of 315 feet, the Sweet Falls is unbroken and the water falls down with a tremendous force. The milky white stream and the surrounding green vegetation make it one of the most scenic waterfalls in Shillong. Naturally, the force of the water makes it impossible to bath or stand directly underneath the falls.

Often referred as 'most beautiful' yet 'most dangerous' waterfall in Shillong, tourists are prohibited to enter into the waterfall but can be seen from a viewpoint near Happy Valley. Numerous suicides and accidental falls have been occurred at the sweet falls. The locals firmly believe that the fall is haunted. In fact people say that 'go in groups of odd numbers to the sweet falls and you .....

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Pilgrimage

#10 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 2 km from Shillong Bus Stand, All Saints Cathedral is an ancient church located near Police Bazaar in Shillong. Situated opposite to State Central Library, it is one of the oldest churches of Shillong and among the best places to visit in Shillong.

The church was originally built in 1877 during the British Raj and was completely damaged in the year 1897 due to an earthquake. Later, a new church was constructed in 1902. Being the main church of the Shillong, this church is the perfect place to spend some peaceful time along with the Lord's blessings.

Built in colonial style of architecture, this church has a beautiful wooden structure and a few stained glass paintings. Daily religious masses are organised at the church, amongst which the morning mass on Sundays is attended by a large number of people.

Timings: 8.30 AM - 5.30 PM

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Park

#12 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

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 .....

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Museum

#17 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 3 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Rhino Heritage Museum is a war museum situated near Military Hospital in Shillong, Meghalaya. It is one of the museums in Shillong and among the best tourist places in Shillong.

Rhino Heritage Museum is one of the most prominent war museums in North East India. The museum was built in the year 1928 and it is said that Japanese prisoners of World War 2 were kept imprisoned here. Recently, the building was renovated and inaugurated by Lt. Gen Shokin Chauhan, director general, Assam Rifles. The museum has many historical photographs related to the military as well as things related to the local culture.

The newly renovated Rhino Heritage Museum will showcase the rich history of headquarters 101 area and its units. It will also provide viewers an insight towards the participation of headquarters 101 area in the 1971 Indo-Pak war which led to the birth of 'Bangladesh'. The museum also has a dedicated corner for displaying the rich .....

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Adventure

#18 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

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 .....

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Museum

#20 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 27 km from Shillong, Khasi Heritage Village is a model village situated at Mawphlang near Shillong. Situated opposite to Mawphlang Sacred Forest, it is one of the best places to visit in Shillong.

Spread across almost 8 acres, the Khasi Heritage Village has been created to showcase the traditional lifestyle of the Khasi tribes. The village has houses built in the conventional Khasi style with bedrooms, kitchens, storehouses etc. A museum is also kept to display artifacts, tools, and weapons, traditional daily and occasional items that were extensively used by the Khasis. It also has a section for archery with the traditional bows and arrows displayed for visitors. There is a long suspension bridge inside along with an amphitheater that screens documentaries and holds stage shows during the famous Monolith Festival.

Initiated by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, the Monolith Festival is usually held in March every year. The main aim of the festival .....

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Miscellaneous

#21 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 4 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Shillong Golf Course is located in Shillong, Meghalaya. Shillong Golf Course is one of the finest golf courses in India and among the best places to visit in Shillong.

Situated at an altitude of 5200 feet, Shillong Golf Course was established as a 9-hole golf course in 1898 by the British Civil Service Officers. It was converted into 18 Holes in 1924 by Capt. Jackson and C.K. Rhodes. According to first survey in 1933, Shillong Golf Course is the third oldest Golf Course in India. Covering an area of 5873 yards, and with a par of 70, the tight fairways at the Golf course of the Shillong Golf Club are made of an indigenous species of local grass which give a solid effect on the soil thus making it challenging for the golfers. The sixth hole, at a distance of 594 yards, is the farthest amongst all the golf courses across India and reaching it proves to be quite a task for the golf players.

The course is located in a scenic valley .....

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Nature

#22 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 7 km from Umiam Lake and 25 km from Shillong, Sohpetbneng Peak is a mountain peak located in Shillong, Meghalaya. Considered as 'Navel of Heaven', it is one of the top places to experience Shillong Tourism.

Stands at an altitude of 1,343 m, the location provides a mesmerizing bird's eye view of the dense forest and the city of Shillong. The peak is associated with mythological tales and is revered by the Hynniewtrep community which includes communities like Khasi, Jaintia, Bhoi and War Tribes. Also known as U Lum Sohpetbneng, the place is believed to hold a golden tree at the peak which the native Hynniewtrep tribe of Meghalaya has worshipped to be the bridge or ladder between earth and the heaven.

The Sohpetbneng Peak is a scenic getaway that holds historic as well as spiritual significance. There is an annual tribal festival that is held on the first Sunday of February, when the Seng Khasi people would reach the peak to perform their rituals and rites, and .....

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Adventure | Nature

#23 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 22 km from Umiam Lake and 40 km from Shillong, Diengiei Peak is a mountain peak in Shillong, Meghalaya. Situated to the west of the Shillong plateau, it is one of the highest peaks in Meghalaya and among the popular places of trekking in Shillong.

At an altitude of about 6200 feet, Diengiei Peak is the second highest peak in Meghalaya which is just 200 feet shorter than the Shillong Peak. Known for its scenic beauty, the peak offers breathtaking view of the green hills, Umiam Lake and mountains of the East Khasi Hills. One can also see several small villages in the form of tiny dots at a distance.

At the top of the Diengiei, there is a huge cup-shaped hollow which some geologists believe to be the crater from an extinct pre-historic volcano. For a height of about 1000 feet, the gradient of this peak is very steep and precipitous which makes for excellent mountain climbing. The other adventurous sports like rock climbing and rappelling can be done here.

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Shopping

#24 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 1 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Police Bazar is the main market area located at the heart of Shillong in Meghalaya. It is one of the best places for shopping in Shillong and among the top places to experience Shillong Tourism.

Police Bazar is a one-stop market for every kind of tourists visiting Shillong as it is a modern market that has a number of hotels, shops and eating joints. It offers several kinds of opportunities for shopping and entertainment. Along with the modern shops, one can also find an array of traditional shops selling exquisite handicrafts from Meghalaya.

The market is considered ideal for leisure seekers, shopping enthusiasts and food lovers as it has enough facilities for everyone. A lot of bargaining skills are needed when purchasing from street vendors. This place is overflowing with people all through the day, and is easily reachable from all parts of Shillong by taxis, buses and supplementary transport service.

Timings: 10 AM .....

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Waterfall

#25 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 63 km from Shillong, Wahrashi or Wah Rashi Kshaid is a stunning waterfall situated at Syntung village near Shillong, Meghalaya. It is one of the top waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the best places to visit near Shillong.

Formed over Wah Rashi Kshaid River, the little known Wahrashi Water Falls is a congregation of eight waterfalls. Encircled with cluster of sacred hills, only tier 3 of the waterfall is made accessible to the public. The other levels, although visible, are not accessible. There are some viewpoints for the visitors to get the better views of the waterfalls. The area surrounding the waterfalls is mostly marshy land with a lot of wild vegetation, with pitcher plant saplings growing in abundance.

The road to Wahrashi is extremely bad and only Heavy vehicles like Trucks, Buses, Sumo, Jeeps, SUVs and other 4x4 wheel drive vehicles can easily go through the road. This makes it very difficult for common people to access the waterfalls. The path from .....

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City

#26 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 8 km from Dispur, 95 km from Shillong, 110 km from Nagaon, 159 km from Tezpur, 360 km from Agartala, 414 km from Dibrugarh, 452 km from Imphal, 467 km from Darjeeling, 504 km from Gangtok, 786 km from Darbhanga and 923 km from Patna, Guwahati, also known as the 'City of Eastern Light', is the largest city in the Indian state of Assam. Situated on the banks of Brahmaputra River, Guwahati is one of the fastest growing cities in India and among the popular places to experience Assam Tourism.

Considered to be the gateway to north east India, Guwahati is situated between the southern bank of Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. Dispur, a part of Guwahati, serves as the capital of Assam. The city derives its name from two Assamese words 'Guwa' meaning betel nut and 'Haat' meaning market. The city is regarded as the cultural hub of North Eastern India and is also the second largest metropolis in eastern India after Kolkata.

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Distance (From Shillong): 98 Kms
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Hill Station

#27 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 54 km from Shillong, 80 km from Mawsynram, 84 km from Dawki, 146 km from Guwahati, 292 km from Tezpur, Cherrapunji or Cherrapunjee is a small sub divisional town in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. It is one of the wettest places on the earth and among the must visit places in Meghalaya especially during monsoons.

The original name for this town was Sohra, which was pronounced 'Churra' by the British. This name eventually evolved into the current name, Cherrapunji, which means the 'land of oranges'. According to the history, Cherrapunji is the traditional capital of a Nongkhlaw hima, an independent Khasi state. Between 16th and 18th centuries, the local residents were ruled by their tribal Syiems (chiefs) of Khyriem in the Khasi Hills. Tirot Sing was the last important Syiem of this area, who later admitted to the British in 1883 and ruled this place till independence.

Receiving an annual rainfall of about 11,777 mm, Cherrapunji happens to be the .....

Distance (From Shillong): 54 Kms
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Hill Station | Nature

#28 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 30 km from Mawlynnong, 57 km from Jowai, 71 km from Nongkrem, 80 km from Shillong, 84 km from Cherrapunjee, 95 km from Mairang, 172 km from Guwahati, 205 km from Kamrup, 223 km from Morigaon, 265 km from Barpeta, Dawki or Dauki is a small town in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Situated on the banks of Umngot River, it is one of the beautiful places to visit in Meghalaya.

Sandwiched between India and Bangladesh, Dawki is a border town in Jaintia Hills. It is also a major center of trade between India and Bangladesh. Dawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh which is mainly used for coal transportation to Bangladesh and also other places of India. The crystal clear Umngot River of Dawki is a major attraction that marks the natural separation between the Khasi and Jaintia Hills.

Besides being a trade hub, this small town is known for its immense natural beauty. Umngot River, Umngot Bridge, Jaflong Zero Point .....

Distance (From Shillong Bus Stand): 80 Kms
Trip Duration (From Shillong Bus Stand - Including Travel): Full Day
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Hill Station

#29 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong

At a distance of 60 km from Shillong, 63 km from Nongkrem, 81 km from Cherrapunjee, 104 km from Mawlynnong, 107 km from Dawki, and 152 km from Guwahati, Mawsynram is a scenic village located in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. It is the wettest place on the earth and among the best places to visit in Meghalaya.

Situated at an altitude of 1400 m, Mawsynram is the rain lover's paradise as it receives the highest rainfalls in India. With 11,872 mm of rainfall received annually, Mawsynram beats Cherrapunji by a slender margin. Cherrapunji receives 11,777 mm of rainfall. The rains are so intense in Mawsynram that the villagers use thick grass to sound-proof their homes from the thunderous rain. The 'Maw' in Mawsynram is a Khasi word meaning 'stone'. It symbolizes the unique megaliths unearthed in the Khasi Hill area.

Apart from rains, Mawsynram is also known for lush green vegetation, floating clouds, roaring waterfalls and the colourful orchids. Mawjymbuin Cave, Mawlyngbna .....

Distance (From Shillong): 60 Kms
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