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Shillong Tour Packages

Shillong, the capital of the state of Meghalaya, offers an eclectic mix of the old world charm and modern day flurry. This city has found its haven in the East Khasi Hills, and is a perfect spot to spend your vacations, away from the pollution and noise of the cities. And unlike the backbreaking roads of the North-East, Shillong actually has really good roads, making it an easy trip. The serene climate, scenic beauty, make Shillong one of the best places to spend your vacation in. Many companies offer amazing Shillong tour packages that cover every aspect of the city.

Shillong amuses and bewitches you with its lively atmosphere, a tinge of the colonial era charm, and the many colorful flea markets. So, if you are planning to do something off-beat, and wish to escape the monotony of the city life, well no one is stopping you from visiting Shillong- the quaint little place in our very own North-East! Because of its charm and picturesque settings, Shillong is also called the Scotland of the East.

Shillong is also a lover’s delight, and we have amazing Shillong packages for honeymoon! So, what are you waiting for? Start packing already!

About Shillong
It is said that Shillong was a small village, which was later transformed into the civil station of Khansi and Jaintla hills in 1864. After the uprising of the Khasis against the British in 1829 after the Khasis lost and their leader surrendered to the formidable British military, this place became a British headquarter, and was called ‘Yeddo’. Later it came to be known as Shillong owing to its location below the Shillong hill. In 1874, it was the capital of Assam under the British rule. In 1972 when the state of Meghalaya was formed, it was declared the capital of Meghalaya.

Best places to visit in Shillong

● Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures
This museum has been extremely well-maintained and showcases an impressive collection of tribal artifacts, and photographs of Christian missionaries who came to do charity in this region. It is a seven-storey museum, which means that it will take you more than an hour to finish the tour, not a single second of which is boring. It features a beautiful collection of tribal handicrafts such as baskets, musical instruments, handmade weapons, costumes, beaded jewelry, and items of daily use. The simplicity of this museum contributes to its uniqueness.

● Elephant Falls
These falls are definitely worth a visit. What makes them truly unique is the fact that the water gushes out in three different steps before finally taking the plunge. It creates an enigmatic setting, perfect for a leisurely stroll or a nice picnic under the sun!

● Ward’s Lake
Take a tour back in time and visit the Ward’s Lake. It has a rustic colonial era charm attached to it; and looks straight out of an artist’s imagination. The moments pass like days, as you spend your time boating leisurely or admiring the beauty of the ornamental bridge. A perfect place for newly married couples to declare their newfound love to each other again, or for old souls who wish to rekindle their timeless romance.

● Shillong Golf Course
It is located at a short distance from the Ward’s Lake. It is a great place from golf enthusiasts, but even if you are not one of them, you can still pay it a visit to see the beautiful pine trees and the fantastic club house.

● Wankhar Entomology Museum
It is the only museum in India that showcases moths, butterflies, and insects exclusively. Housed inside the house of the original collector, you will find beautiful butterflies, rhinoceros beetles, and stick insects pinned in the room and put up as displays.

● Pinewood Hotel
It was built in the fiery 1920s and served as a retreat for the tea-growers’ then. Now, it is just another beautiful building worth visiting, and represents the colonial era architecture. Visit the Pinewood hotel on a weekend evening for a glass of good ol’ English scotch and immerse yourself in that perfect old world charm.

● Anglican Church
This beautiful church is located very close to the famous Police Bazar and boasts manicured and well-kept lawns.

● Police Bazaar
It won’t be an understatement to say that the Police Bazaar is one of the most happening areas of Shillong. It has shops, restaurants, cafes lined on its either side. The atmosphere here is eclectic, and you will see people dressed in colorful attire trying to wade through the crowd. The crafts at the handicraft shops are quite impressive, and you should definitely consider getting some for your family back home.

● Shillong Peak
Embellished at a height of 6649 ft and 1965 m above the sea level, the Shillong peak is the crowning glory of the city. The view from here is no less than enchanting, something no camera would be able to capture. You will have to go there to experience it firsthand. As it has already been mentioned in the article before, Shillong gets its name from this peak. A telescope is available at the top for tourists to capture a bird’s eye view. Floklore says that the regional deity ‘Leishyllong' resides there and protects the entire population from all evil. There is a U Shulong site at the top, which is considered sacred by the population, and rituals are performed in its honor.

● Umiam Lake
Umiam Lake is a beautifully constructed reservoir, situated at a distance of just 15km from Shillong. This lake was formed subsequent to the construction of dam to generate hydroelectric power. The lake offers an inimitable sense of tranquility and the thick coniferous forests surrounding it are a treat to sore eyes. The lake and the forests expand over an area of 222 square kilometers, making it an ideal place for leisurely strolls, away from the busy roads and hustling-bustling markets. It is a great place to relax, rejuvenate, and calm your mind. And what’s more, other than the tranquil surroundings, this place also offers the tourists a chance to observe the daily activities of the local tribes as they come here to fish or collect twigs or grass.

Places to visit near Shillong

● Mawlynnong
Mawlynnong is a 3 hour drive from Shillong. It is a small village situated in the East Khasi district of Meghalaya. Touted as Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong boasts of scenic boulevards, clean streets, and extremely hospitable people. The village is also known for its women-centric society, which is a unique concept in India. The property and wealth are passed from the mother to the youngest of daughters, an idea that is unheard of in other parts of the Indian society. As already mentioned above, this place is also known for its exceptional cleanliness. You won’t find waste lying around here and there. The waste is collected in dustbins made from bamboo and then used as manure.

● Nohkalikai Falls
The drive from Shillong to Cherrapunji where this intimidating yet beautiful waterfall is situated is scenic and picturesque. It is an experience in itself. Cherrapunji is also one of the wettest places on earth, so you can expect to see a lot of greenery around. Nohkalikai falls is the largest plunge waterfall in India. Be prepared to get mesmerized by the way the white waters take a dramatic plunge into the rocky bed. You will not be disappointed!

Best things to eat in Shillong

Shillong is a great place to sample some Khasi and Jaintia cuisines, the most famous of them being ja doh and ja doh snam, both rice dishes cooked in chicken stock. Turumbai is a popular side dish made from fermented soyabean. The cuisines here also have a lot of fish. Doh kha sdieh is a Khasi variant of the hugely popular Assamese fried fish.

When in Shillong, pay a visit to the ja cha stores, that literally mean rice and tea eateries. These stores serve delectable rice cakes and fried rice malpuas along with hot tea. And yes, there are momos too. Those steaming hot dumplings with hot soup are to die for!

How to reach Shillong

● By air- There is no airport within the city. The closest airport is Umroi airport near Barapani, that is about 25kms from Shillong.
● By train- Guwahati is the nearest railway station to Shillong. It is about a 100kms away and taxis ply regularly on that route.
● By road- The NH37 connects Guwahati and Shillong, and the roads are quite serviceable.

Climate
Summers are quite pleasant in Shillong, making it the best time to visit Shillong. The city experiences heavy monsoons, so it is better to give it a skip during the monsoons. Winters are also quite pleasant, and you can consider going there then as well.

Conclusion
Shillong is a beautiful place to spend your vacations, and if you are with your beloved, then nothing like it. Its calm environment and beautiful surroundings make it one of the best places to holiday in. You can easily look out on the internet for cheapest Shillong tour packages.

Popular Shillong Packages

Shillong Packages Price
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Mystic Meghalaya Rs 14,999 2 Nights Meals , Accommodation , Transfer , Sightseeing
Discover Meghalaya Rs 21,999 3 Nights Meals , Accommodation , Transfer , Sightseeing
Amazing Cherrapunji & Shillong Rs 26,999 4 Nights Meals , Accommodation , Transfer , Sightseeing
Mesmerizing Meghalaya With Cherrapunji & Dawki Rs 16,800 5 Nights Meals , Accommodation , Transfer , Sightseeing
Shillong & Kaziranga Tour Rs 30,375 6 Nights Meals , Accommodation , Transfer , Sightseeing
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  • Mystic Meghalaya
    Shillong (2)

    Mystic Meghalaya

    Shillong (2)
    Yatra.com comes with service assurance packages for exclusive assistance. A mandatory sanity check has been conducted over vehicles and hotels, alongwith chosen enroute hygienic restaurants. We always anticipate in the best way possible hence we have deployed smart professionals 24x7 for real time resolution if any. Lastly we commit to offer travel insurance as we want our esteemed clients to feel reliability over their self chosen travel brand Yatra.com.
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    EMI Rs.921

    Rs.14,999

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.449
  • Discover Meghalaya
    Shillong (2) Cherrapunji (1)

    Discover Meghalaya

    Shillong (2) Cherrapunji (1)
    Yatra.com comes with service assurance packages for exclusive assistance. A mandatory sanity check has been conducted over vehicles and hotels, alongwith chosen enroute hygienic restaurants. We always anticipate in the best way possible hence we have deployed smart professionals 24x7 for real time resolution if any. Lastly we commit to offer travel insurance as we want our esteemed clients to feel reliability over their self chosen travel brand Yatra.com.
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    EMI Rs.1,351

    Rs.21,999

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.659
  • Amazing Cherrapunji & Shillong
    Shillong (2) Cherrapunjee (1) Guwahati (1)

    Amazing Cherrapunji & Shillong

    Shillong (2) Cherrapunjee (1) Guwahati (1)
    Yatra.com comes with service assurance packages for exclusive assistance. A mandatory sanity check has been conducted over vehicles and hotels, alongwith chosen enroute hygienic restaurants. We always anticipate in the best way possible hence we have deployed smart professionals 24x7 for real time resolution if any. Lastly we commit to offer travel insurance as we want our esteemed clients to feel reliability over their self chosen travel brand Yatra.com.
    • Meals

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    EMI Rs.1,659

    Rs.26,999

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.809
  • Mesmerizing  Meghalaya With Cherrapunji & Dawki
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    Mesmerizing Meghalaya With Cherrapunji & Dawki

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    Endowed with incredible natural beauty, Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in Northeast India. Visit the capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong, which is popularly known as the Scotland of the East. Proceed to Cherrapunji, which is one of the wettest places on earth and visit its many amazing root bridges and waterfalls. You will get to visit Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia. You will also visit stunning Umngot River in Dawki located on India - Bangladesh Border. In Guwahati, you will visit the revered temple of Maa Kamakhya and also the mighty Brahmaputra River. This 6-day trip to the northeast is one you will never forget.
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    Rs.16,800

    Per Person on twin sharing

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    • Rs.504
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    Shillong & Kaziranga Tour
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    Shillong & Kaziranga Tour

    Guwahati (1) Shillong (1) Cherrapunji (1) Shillong (1) Kaziranga (2)
    Visit Shillong to experience the beauty of the verdant valleys and beautiful hills of the scenic North East India. If you are a nature lover, you won't be able to resist admiring the beauty of this stunning land. Interact with the locals to know more about the culture, life and traditions of people living here. Enjoy a jeep safari ride to Kaziranga National Park and visit Cherrapunji, Umiam Lake and Kamakhya temple. Sample local delicacies and revel in its divine aromas.
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    Rs.33,750
    Rs.30,375

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.911
  • Delightful  Meghalaya With Assam
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    Delightful Meghalaya With Assam

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    Leave the busy cityscape behind and head to Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, as you revel in the paradise of waterfalls and caves. Visit Shillong and Cherrapunji, two of the most beautiful places in Meghalaya on this 5-day trip. You also get to roam the length and breadth of Assam that's flooded with greenery! Blessed with the abundant beauty of nature, Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya that offers plenty to explore for the travellers. Cherrapunji lies high above misty valleys and beautiful rivers, surrounded by heavenly clouds. When here, visit Umiam Lake, Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Ward's Lake, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. In Assam, Guwahati's landscape will enthral you all the way! Visit the Kamakhya Temple and enjoy a cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River! Take this vacation and unwind!
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    Rs.23,250

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.348
  • Incrible Shillong & Cherrapunji With Jowai
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    Incrible Shillong & Cherrapunji With Jowai

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    Located in the lower Himalayas with a constant presence of the clouds hanging about, Meghalaya is easily the top favorite destinations in Northeast India. Covered in a green, thick carpet of greenery and dotted with a number of waterfalls, your Meghalaya tour package is going to be the best trip of your lifetime. Start your tour that takes you to the majestic hill station of Shillong and the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji. On this tour, you will be witnessing attractions like the Umiam Lake, Cathedral, Ward's Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Don Bosco Museum, Police Bazar, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Dainthlen Falls, Krem Falls, Mawllynnong, Dawki, and Umngot River. During this 5 days and 4 nights, the air of Meghalaya will not only bring you together with your partner but will also bring you close to nature as well.
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    Rs.19,600
    Rs.18,600

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.558
  • Beautiful Meghalaya With Kaziranga
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    Beautiful Meghalaya With Kaziranga

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    Up in the hills of Khasi lies the small town of Cherrapunji, which is often called The Scotland of the East. With misty and fluffy clouds painting the blue sky, lush green valleys, foaming and splashing white streamlets, and cascading waterfalls, everything in Cherrapunji is like a vivid painting that leaves the tourists awestruck. Cherrapunji is a hill station and part of one of the Seven Sisters States of Northeast - Meghalaya, which means the Abode of Clouds. The Thangkharang Park in Cherrapunji that overlooks the vast plains of Bangladesh, and myriad waterfalls such as the Nohkalikai Falls, which is the fourth highest waterfall in the world, the Dainthlen Waterfalls, Mawsmai Falls, and the Kynrem Waterfalls are the major attractions in Cherrapunji. Cherrapunji tourism attracts countless adventure junkies to its famous living roots bridges, which are unique in the world and are standing testimony to one of the man-made wonders. Owing to the heavy rainfalls, Cherrapunji is known to be the wettest land on Earth. However, deforestation and global warming have adversely affected its weather, due to which the nearby town of Mawsynram has taken the first place.
    • Meals

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    Rs.26,325

    Per Person on twin sharing

    • Earn eCash
    • Rs.789

Shillong Package FAQs

Q. What is the weather of Shillong like?
A. There are a number of Shillong travel packages that provide an opportunity to travel to this beautiful land all through the year but the weather in Shillong has to be kept in consideration. It has a very cool climate throughout the year. The summer season (March to June) has 24 degree Celsius as its maximum temperature with the lowest being around 15 degree Celsius. The winter season (November to February) is freezing cold with the minimum temperature dropping to as low as 2 degree Celsius. The best part about Shillong is its snow capped peaks during winters making it look like a beautiful painting.

The monsoon months (June to September) experience heavy rainfalls and winds. The best time to visit Shillong would be in the month of May when the weather is neither too cold nor too warm.


Q. What is the local mode of transport in Shillong?
A. Shillong is best experienced on foot since the city in itself is small and hilly. There are yellow and black local taxis and some private buses available that can be booked from Bara Bazaar for sightseeing.


Q. How to reach Shillong?
A. Shillong popularly known as the ‘abode of clouds’ is a popular hill station in Meghalaya. Peace lovers, vacationers and nature enthusiasts come in large numbers to enjoy its natural beauty. Commuting here from your destination is a part of the Shillong package that you opt for.

Shillong Airport is located 35 kilometres away from the city at Umroi, which is a domestic airport that links the hill station with Kolkata via Air India regional flights. Another airport near Shillong is called Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati which is approximately 130 kilometres away. Regular flights from carriers like Go Air, Air Asia, etc operate to and from cities like Mumbai, Imphal, Bagdogra, Bangalore, NewDelhi to name some. From the airport, state bus services like Assam State Transport Corporation run at regular intervals from Guwahati to Shillong and takes an approximate travel time of 3- 4 hours to cover the distance via NH 40.

Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Shillong. Trains like Rajdhani Express takes 34 hours to reach Guwahati from New Delhi. Buses to Shillong can be boarded from outside the Guwahati Railway Station.


Q. What are some famous places to visit in Shillong?
A. Shillong has a lot to offer to its travellers who are nature lovers and are also looking for some adventure and all this is also included in Shillong’s tour package that you shortlist. They can indulge in Waterfall Rappelling at Elephant Falls, spend a romantic evening while boating at Umiam lake or taking a stroll at Ward’s Lake. Embark on a musical journey to see names like Lou Majaw, Afflatus & Soulmate performing in their own land.

Some breathtaking places to visit in Shillong are:

Umiam Lake: Located about 15 kms north of Shillong, this lake is basically a water reservoir that was formed due to the damming of the Umiam river.This beautiful lake is a paradise for the nature lovers and ones who crave for a hide out from the daily hustle of city life. The water of Umiam Lake is very clean and hence offers a never–to–be missed opportunity of boating and other water activities. Hire a boat and sail into its crystal clear water to enjoy the surrounding beauty of the entire landscape. The water sports complex at Umiam Lake offers adventure sports options like water skiing, sailing and rowing to the visitors.

Elephant Falls: Counted as one of the most scenic places to visit in Shillong, Elephant Falls is a three-tier cascading beauty and the most spectacular waterfall of the city. The Britishers named it so because of a huge adjoining rock, that has an uncanny resemblance with that of an elephant. However, the rock is no longer seen ever since it was destroyed in an earthquake.

Here at Elephant Falls, Shillong, you can admire the beauty of foamy water dropping in layers, surrounding dense vegetation, and enjoy shopping for souvenirs from local shops located at the entrance

Shillong Peak: For a stunning view of the surrounding hills and valleys, visit Shillong Peak which happens to be the highest view point and one of the best places to visit in Shillong. Located at an elevation of 6449 feet and mostly surrounded by fog, Shillong Peak offers 360-degree birds-eye view of the distant hills, waterfalls, Shillong city, and plains of Bangladesh. Perfect for nature lovers, photographers and trekkers, this place is undoubtedly one of the best tourist attractions in Shillong.

Ward’s Lake: During Shillong sightseeing, it is impossible to miss the Ward’s Lake. Located at the heart of the city, this is another famous lake in Shillong, also known as Polok Lake. The lake is encircled by cobblestone walkway, ideal for evening strolls. People visit this Shillong tourist spot, to enjoy the natural beauty, day picnics, watch dancing fountain shows or relax at the cafeteria, located by the lake. The wooden bridge on the lake and sprawling lotus beds on both sides make the place look immensely scenic.

Don Bosco Museum: As one of the best places to visit in Shillong, Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures welcomes every tourist, art enthusiasts, and history buffs. Featuring art galleries, wide collections of handicrafts, artifacts, attires, ornaments, and weapons used by various tribes of North-east India, one can witness panoramic views of the entire Northeast India. The museum is located in the premises of Sacred Heart Church and is a seven storey building with seventeen different galleries.


Q. What are some places to stay in Shillong?
A. Shillong’s rising status as a tourist destination has led to a number of hotels coming up from which the travelers can choose their ideal place to stay according to their preferences and budget. A lot of Shillong hotel packages are available online, for you to choose from.

If a person chooses to live in luxury and high end hotels then the most popular choices are Royal Heritage: Tripura Castle, Hotel Polo Towers and Centre Point Shillong. The ones who’d like the mid budget hotels are Blueberry Inn, The Pear Tree, Hotel Barbareek to name some.

Home stays have also become a very popular choice of the travelers. Some of the best home stays of Shillong are Quinton Enclave, Russett Homestay and Tranquil Inn. They are all located in and close to the hill station.

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