It is known Sathe Abode of clouds. It is the capital of Meghalaya, situated at 6,449 feet. It is also called the Scotland of the East. Shillong lies in the Center of a plateau surrounded by Lum sohpetbweng, Lum Diengies and Lum Shillong. Sub tropical highland climate prevails in Shillong. Many travel up to Umroi airport and from there on take Shillong Bypass to reach Shillong. The best time to visit Shillong is summer.
POINT OF INTEREST.
A) Shillong peak - situated 10kms away from the city, this place is full of stunning views, lush greens and cascading waterfalls.
B) Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Culture - It is a museum that gives clear insight of history and culture. This place has a skywalk on top of the building.
C) Laitlum Canyons - It gives a view of Laitlum canyons. They have breath taking views of the hills.
D) Mawjymbuin caves - It is known as Mawsynram. There is one huge Shiva lingam and a thrill ambience exsist inside the caves.
E) Elephant Falls - It is known as Three steps waterfalls where a big stone resembles Elephant is situated near the Falls.
a) Famous things to buy
-Bamboo handicrafts - all kind of Bamboo items are sold. Chinese products are very famous here.
- Khasi scrub - They are eco friendly products in very good quality.
-Food items - spices and Modaks are very famous here
-Scottish Dress Materials - All mind of dress materials from Scotland are available in this market.
-Shawls - Manipuri shawls and Lungis are famous here.
B) Shopping Markets
-Bara Bazaar - They are known as Iewduh market, which sells, local handicrafts, vegetables, fish etc. Bamboo pickles are famous.
-Purba Shree - Local handicrafts and soveneirs are famous here. Art and craft of Meghalaya are displayed.
-Police Bazaar - A place for tribal arts and crafts.
-Kacheri road -A place for woven baskets.
C) Famous shops
-Nitraa - situated at Sabrum Road, it is a famous Furniture road
-Lewduh - situated at Bara Bazaar it is the famous place to shop all at one roof.
-Converse - a shop famous for shoes.
Authentic Khaisi and Jaintia food which comprises of meat and rice, steamed and boiled, garnished with minimum spices are served.
- Ja doh and Ja doh sham - rice dish with pot cooked meat are served.
-Turumbai - a fermented soybean chutney.
-Doh Jem - pork liver and intestines are served.
-Doh kha sdich- fish dishes
A) Popular eating markets
-police bazaar - Fee cee - Delhi Mistan Bhandar - Cherrapunji resorts - Chowmein GSRoad
B) Street food -
jalebis at Delhi Mistan Bhandar, police bazaar
Momos at GS road
Pineapples at Delhi Mistan Bhandar
Tea at many restrunants are famous, mouth watering street food.