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The former capital of composite Assam, until 1972, Shillong is now the capital of scenic Meghalaya, in northeast India. Shillong is aptly known as ‘Scotland of the East’ as the rolling hills, and lush landscapes reminded European settlers of Scotland. The city still retains the colonial-era charm in certain areas, although it exudes modernity in every sphere. Often proclaimed as ‘India’s Rock Capital’ because of the great passion for music the inhabitants have, Shillong has hosted quite a number of famous music festivals like NH7 Weekender 2015, Submerge Dance Project, etc.\r\n\r\nA vacation in this city lets you soak in the beauty of the hilly terrains replete with pine groves and breathe in the mystic and musical air. Popular spots of sightseeing in Shillong include the captivating Elephant Falls, Golf Course, the serene Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Cathedral, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, etc. The city is also known in the region for its famous educational institutions like Indian Institute of Management, North Eastern Hill University, National Institute of Fashion Technology, St. Edmund’s College, St. Anthony’s College and a few public schools.

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  • Best time to visit shillong October to November is also considered to be a good time to visit the city. Just after the monsoons and before...Read More
  • How to reach shillong The Shillong Airport is located in Umroi, around 40 km from the heart of the city and is also known as Barapan...Read More
  • Transport In shillong To tour around the Shillong, one can take the city buses which serve as good options. Two kinds buses operate ...Read More
  • People of shillong Shillong, being the capital of composite Assam during the British rule, has retained its colonial charm, altho...Read More
  • Languages of shillong English is the official language of the state while Khasi is the predominantly spoken language in Shillong. En...Read More
  • History of shillong The history of Shillong says that it was a small village which became the new civil station of the Khasi and J...Read More
  • Culture of shillong Shillong is often called as 'India's Rock Capital' due to the great passion for music among the...Read More
  • Weather of shillong Shillong experiences a subtropical highland climate which portrays summers as cool and rainy and winters as co...Read More
  • Map of shillong Shillong is located in the state of Meghalaya in northeast India. It is the capital city and lies in the centr...Read More

Best Places to visit in shillong

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Crinoline Falls

Crinoline Falls

Water Bodies

Spend approx 1 hour

Quaint and aesthetic, Crinoline Falls gushes from a height of app...
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Sweet Falls

Sweet Falls

Water Bodies

Spend approx 2 hours

Take a journey through the Happy Valley and Sweet Falls will gree...
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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures

Cultural- Sports Center

Spend approx 2 hours

A cultural confluence of various states of North East India happe...
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Shillong View Point

Shillong View Point

View Point

Spend approx 1 hour

Standing at an altitude of 1965 metres, Shillong View Point stand...
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Sao Aiom

Sao Aiom

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 400 onwards

There is no better way to appreciate the beauty of Shillong than ...
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Barbeque Restaurant

Barbeque Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 350

Barbeque Restaurant is one of those places in Shillong where you ...
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La Galerie

La Galerie

In Hotel

Cost for Two - INR 200 onwards

If there is one restaurant that has to be absolutely credited for...
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Pinecone Restaurant

Pinecone Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 500 onwards

A perfect place to spend some nice family time and just chill out...
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Platinum

Platinum

Discos

Cost for Two - INR 2000 onwards

Platinum was the first lounge and nightclub that put Shillong on ...
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Cloud 9

Cloud 9

Discos

Cost for Two - INR 1500 onwards

Cloud 9 is a part of Hotel Centre Point, which is known to be one...
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Picadilly

Picadilly

Discos

Cost for Two - INR 2000 onwards

Picadilly is one of the most happening nightclubs in the city. Th...
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Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Bars

Cost for Two - INR 1000 onwards

The Deja vu lounge cum bar has a very interesting name that compe...
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Best Northeast Road Trips For The Offbeat Traveller

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A Honeymooners Guide To Holidaying In The Northeast

A Honeymooners Guide To Holidaying In The Northeast

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01 Oct 2018  | 4-minute read
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Top Shopping Cities Of North East India To Indulge The Shopper In You

Shopping in North East India can be an adventure of discovery and indulgence. Get inspired, go ahead and shop.

23 Aug 2018  | 3-minute read
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Holiday Packages In shillong

  • shillong
    Mystic Meghalaya
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shillong
    Discover Meghalaya
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.21,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shillong
    Amazing Cherrapunji & Shillong
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.26,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In shillong

  • shillong
    Honeymoon Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,999
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shillong
    Hill Station Holidays
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.16,800
    Per Person on twin sharing
  • shillong
    Affordable Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.18,600
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in shillong

  • Hotel Polo Towers
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    One night from
    Rs.5,599
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    One night from
    Rs.3,000
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Popular Flights To shillong

    • MAAChennai
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-708
    • 05:30 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 09h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,068
    • HYDHyderabad
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-353
    • 05:45 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 09h 00m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,319
    • DELDelhi
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-282
    • 04:30 14:45
      1 Stop
    • 10h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,655
    • VNSVaranasi
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-354
    • 20:25 14:45
      2 Stop
    • 18h 20m
      2 Stop
    • Rs.10,705
    • PATPatna
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-6529
    • 20:45 14:45
      2 Stop
    • 18h 00m
      2 Stop
    • Rs.12,678
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