"The mountains are calling me" is an emotion in itself. A lot of us, who love mountains more than beaches can relate to it. However, mountains and hill stations do not really scream parties and nightlife, like the beaches do. But that is where Shillong is so different and unique. You can find peace and tranquility in the mornings and can go absolutely crazy and party like there is no tomorrow at night (or day).
If you are planning a trip to Meghalaya, do reserve two-three days just for Shillong and try to reach there on a Thursday or Friday to experience the nightlife, which is much more active on the weekend.
You can either follow this itinerary or you can include these places in your plans, whichever suits you more. However, I would definitely recommend not missing out on these places, to really experience the vibe of Shillong.
Transportation from Shillong city won't be a hassle for these places, however, you can also book a taxi for your whole stay as a package, which comes out to be cheaper and is much more comfortable as you wouldn't have to haggle with taxi drivers every now and then.
08 A.M. - WATER FOR THE SOUL
Leave from Guwahati for Shillong by 8 a.m., so that you have the whole day to explore and roam around different places. The first place that you should be visiting is a beautiful lake which is situated in-between Guwahati and Shillong, known as The Umiam Lake.