Meghalaya’s capital, Shillong is quaint hill-station flanked by pine forests and a few hundred waterfalls scattered across the charming landscape. Also referred to as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is replete with remnants of its British legacy, that can be seen in its architecture and the cuisine found on most menus. The beautiful Umiam, is a manmade lake and locally known as Barapani, it’s one of the best places to visit in Shillong. The Wards Lake is another artificial creation and tourists flock to this destination mainly for the boat rides. The multitude of waterfalls crowding the city - Sweet, Bishop and Beadon, and Elephant falls play a significant role in Shillong’s tourism. The Don Bosco Centre of Indigenous Cultures, is a cultural repository for all the seven Northeastern states, boasting of everything from weapons to rare photographs. To witness a magnificent view of the entire city, the Shillong Peak at 1695 msl fanning out over the town is your best bet. Shillong sightseeing also incorporates the beautiful Golf Course, that is perched at an elevation of 5200ft.
Peak Season to visit Shillong is from September to May, when the city ushers in winter during the months of November and December. The weather is extremely pleasant as the rainfall is relatively less during these months.
For Budget Travellers: INR 900 - 1000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1200 to INR 3000 a day