Shillong, called as 'Scotland of The East', the capital of Meghalaya, is the only hill station in the country that is accessible from all sides. With beautiful roads, crystal clear lakes, mesmerizing waterfalls and impressive mountains, there are several picturesque places to visit in Shillong.
How To Reach?
Shillong is about a 100 Kms ride from Guwahati and despite being a hilly area, the roads are pretty wide and smooth. You can easily get a shared cab. Regular bus service is also available.
If you are okay with missing out on the beautiful drive this route has to offer, you can take a direct flight to Shillong(yes, there's an airport too)
Where to stay?
Police Bazar is the center of the city and there are hotels for every budget, the tariff goes up to two or three times during peak seasons. I would strongly recommend to make your hotel bookings in advance.
There are many home-stays too for those who seek different and original.
No matter where you stay, the hospitality the people extend is amazing.
What To See?
With a fine touch of western culture, Shillong has a very young feel to it. It is also famous as 'The Rock Capital of India'. Many music events and concerts keep on happening throughout the year. But the key reason why people visit Shillong is its natural beauty.