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About shillong

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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Shillong Peak

Shillong Peak

View Point

Spend approx 2 hours

Thronged by couples and honeymooners, Shillong Peak is a place fr...
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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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Mawjymbuin Cave

Mawjymbuin Cave

Caves

Spend approx 2 hours

Adventurous, mysterious and highly intriguing, Mawjymbuin Cave dr...
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Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

Religious

Spend approx 1 hour

Set amidst sprawling green lawns is the most ancient place of wor...
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The Wok Chinese Restaurant

The Wok Chinese Restaurant

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 150 onwards

If you are craving for some nice Chinese food in Shillong, The Wo...
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Trattoria

Trattoria

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200 onwards

Trattoria is one of those restaurants for which the food speaks f...
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Jadoh

Jadoh

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 200 onwards

Your Shillong checklist cannot be complete until you visit the Ja...
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Munchies Shillong

Munchies Shillong

Restaurant

Cost for Two - INR 300 onwards

Are you a person who has an itch for good music and food, and wit...
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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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Platinum

Platinum

Discos

Cost for Two - INR 2000 onwards

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

Tango

Pubs

Cost for Two - INR 2000 onwards

In a hill station like Shillong, which is abundant in natural sce...
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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

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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

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Holiday Packages In shillong

  • shillong
    Discover Meghalaya
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,250
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Mesmerizing Meghalaya With Cherrapunji & Dawki
    5 Nights, 6 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.15,950
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Heavenly Khasi Hills
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,350
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Holiday Themes In shillong

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    Adventure Holidays
    4 Nights, 5 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.8,350
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Honeymoon Holidays
    2 Nights, 3 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.10,419
    Per Person on twin sharing
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    Family Holidays
    3 Nights, 4 Days
    Starting From
    Rs.14,250
    Per Person on twin sharing
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Places to stay in shillong

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Popular Flights To shillong

    • MAAChennai
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-987
    • 05:25 11:30
      1 Stop
    • 06h 05m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.6,415
    • DELDelhi
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-861
    • 05:35 11:30
      1 Stop
    • 05h 55m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.7,460
    • BOMMumbai
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-6181
    • 05:00 11:30
      1 Stop
    • 06h 30m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,276
    • BLRBengaluru
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-713
    • 04:55 11:30
      1 Stop
    • 06h 35m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,289
    • HYDHyderabad
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-353
    • 06:15 11:30
      1 Stop
    • 05h 15m
      1 Stop
    • Rs.8,316
    • LKOLucknow
      SHLShillong
    • Indigo
      6E-114
    • 21:35 11:30
      2 Stop
    • 13h 55m
      2 Stop
    • Rs.10,629
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