Overview Shillong

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, has been one of the most popular tourist destinations in the northeast India. A beautiful city encircled by pine trees derives its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the Shillong Peak. It is also known as the "Scotland of the East" due to its striking similarity with the Scottish highlands. Shillong is the only hill station in the country that is accessible from all sides. The beautiful city of Shillong 103kms from Guwahati which is very well connected with all the mode of travels from other part of Country. The presence of many well reputed educational institutions, many of them established by various missionary groups make Shillong the hub of education for the entire north-east.

Places to visit Shillong


  • Lady Hydari Park
  • Ward's Lake
  • Cathedral Catholic Church
  • Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum
  • Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
  • Golf Course
  • Spread Eagle Falls
  • Sweet Falls
  • Elephant Falls
  • Shillong Peak

Best time to visit

Best TimeMonth-by-month

This place can be visited all year round!

March to June

Perfecttime for Trekking,Local sightseeing and tourist activities around the city.

October to February

Perfect time for couples looking for dream honeymoon destinations.

June to September

Monsoon makes the place more beautiful and stunning.Waterfalls look amazing in rains. But this period is known as off season in Shillong.

How to reach

Travel Mode by Bus, Train, Car, Flight

By Air : The nearest major airport which is well connected with other cities across India is Guwahati, which is about 125 kilometres away from Shillong city. You can easily get a taxi from Guwahati to Shillong.

By Train : Guwahati is the closest railway station to reach shilling which is about 100 kilometres away and you can get taxi and buses from there. The Guwahati railway station is connected to New Delhi and other major cities of India.

By Bus : You can get a bus from Guwahati to Shillong. There are many government as well as private operated luxury and semi delux buses from Guwahati for Shillong.

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