The topography of Shillong hill station has compelled the people to call it the “Scotland of the East”. It is the capital of the India Meghalaya State. It has one of the most significant golf courses in Asia. The remarkable beauty of the lakes in Shillong couldn’t be revealed in words.

Best time to visit 

Nandi Hills is a year-round destination. The Nandi Hills experience pleasant and moderate temperate all the year through. The Nandi Hills is the perfect hill resort as the summer temperature varies between 29 and 23 degrees. During the winters the temperature at the Nandi Hills hovers between 21 and 11 degrees.

Top Attractions around Shillong, Hill Station in India:

  • Shillong Peak
  • Umiam Lake
  • Lady Hydari Park
  • Elephant Falls
  • Wards Lake
  • Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
  • Mawjymbuin Caves
  • Laitlum Canyons
  • Mawphlang

Places around Shillong, Hill Station in India

Shillong Peak – An ideal picnic spot, it is just 10 km from the city and is located at an altitude of 1965 m, it offers a dazzling view of the idyllic surroundings.

Ward’s Lake – Ward Lake is situated near the Raj Bhawan. This horseshoe shaped lake has a beautiful bridge over it and set in a landscaped Botanical Garden. This lake is famous for boating. The botanical garden and Museum are nearby.

Lady Hydari Park – The Lady Hydari Park is around a km away from Ward’s lake. This Lady Hydari Park is designed like a Japanese garden where one can see the pine native to the area – Pinus kesiya. It is beautifully laid out with its Mini Zoo.

Spread Eagle Falls – The beautiful Spread Eagle Falls are located within the Shillong Cantonment, on the outskirts of the city Shillong, lies a sparkling waterfall which seems like an eagle with wings spread. Consequently, the name Spread Eagle Falls. The falls is locally called as Umkaliar or the falls into which Ka Liar slipped. A peaceful setting amidst the calmness of nature – a treat to the eyes.

Elephant Falls – Elephant Falls has located about 12 km away from the city. Moreover, it is a short diversion from the road to Cherrapunji. It is a beautiful spot with two high falls, enclosed by greenery covered rocks. People can walk down to the lowest pool through wooden steps and bridges and see a good view. Nevertheless, the mountain stream tends to dry up between the month of November and May.

Golf Course – Shillong Golf Course is one of the oldest and best natural golf course in the world. It is recognised as the “Gleneagle of the East” by the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Museum. The locality where the Golf Course is located presents a scenic view.


Facts about Shillong

State:  Meghalaya

District: East Khasi Hills

Famous as:  Hill Station

Languages: English, Hindi, Khasi, Assamese

Best Season: Sept-May

Altitude:  1525 m

Pin code: 793001

STD code: 0364

Restaurants in Shillong


Dylan’s Cafe

Madras Cafe

Cafe Shillong

City Hut Family Dhaba

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