Top Tourist Places To Visit in Shillong

Top Tourist Places To Visit in Shillong

  • Shillong
  • Meghalaya
  • India

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Shillong Overview

Shillong is the capital city of the Indian state of Meghalaya, the rainiest place in India. Shillong is located in the Khasi region of the hills of Khasi. The earliest inhabitants of this region were the tribals that ruled for a longer period. At present, the state government is making the best efforts to promote this place as a tourist site.


Hemmed in the snow-laden peaks of Khangchendzonga, Shillong stands upon the plateau that is the highest elevated structure. It is surrounded by beautiful forests and is fed by the tributaries of the River Teesta. Having such tranquilizing surroundings, the climate of Shillong is classified as subtropical in nature. It faces pleasant weather throughout the year. The median mercury level, amid the year, ranges between 7°C-22°C. During the monsoon, it receives a huge amount of rainfall as the season lasts longer. The annual average rainfall received by Shillong is 4000 mm.


There are beautiful tourist attractions located in Shillong. It includes the names like the Elephant Waterfalls, Lady Hydari Park, Sangma State Museum, Shillong Peak, Rhino Heritage Museum and much more.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for a Shillong trip?
    Plan for at least 3-4 days to explore the beauty, culture, and attractions of Shillong.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Shillong?
    The nearest major airport for Shillong is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, which is approximately 125 kilometers away.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Shillong?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Shillong are by air, with Guwahati being the nearest major airport, or by road from nearby cities.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Shillong?
    Shillong hosts various festivals like the Autumn Festival, Wangala Festival, and Shad Suk Mynsiem which showcase the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Shillong?
    The top tourist attractions in Shillong include the Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Ward's Lake, Don Bosco Museum, and Laitlum Canyon.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Shillong?
    Must-try local dishes in Shillong include Jadoh, Dohneiiong, and Tungrymbai. Some popular restaurants include Cafe Shillong, ML05 Cafe, and City Hut Dhaba.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Shillong?
    Shillong offers a variety of accommodations ranging from luxury hotels to budget guesthouses and homestays.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Shillong?
    Yes, there are public buses available but they might not be as frequent or as convenient as taxis or rented vehicles.
  • What are the transportation options available in Shillong?
    Transportation options in Shillong include taxis, local buses, and rented vehicles like cars or bikes.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Shillong?
    The primary language spoken in Shillong is Khasi, but English and Hindi are also widely understood.
  • What is the best time to visit Shillong?
    The best time to visit Shillong is from March to July when the weather is pleasant and suitable for outdoor activities.
  • What activities can be done in Shillong?
    Activities in Shillong include exploring waterfalls, visiting caves, trekking to scenic viewpoints, boating in lakes, and immersing in the local music and culture.
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