We walk on to the main Laithmukhrah market. A few steps below to the right, is the fruit, vegetable and meats market, and definitely worth a quick spin. Further on is the Presbyterian Church, from where we swing right towards Fire Brigade. Keeping to the right we keep walking, noting that the road leading off to our left goes towards Sweet Falls, Happy Valley and the Auxilium High School. Passing below St. Edmund’s to our right and above us, to the left we pass the Fisheries and Fruit Processing centers where we could make a visit. Further on is St. Peter’s School, set up by an Australian family.
As we stroll further on, we reach a small cross-road. Ahead and above to our right is the Loreto Convent. Wheeling right we reach the Cathedral, not more than an hour since we left !
Polo Grounds and Police Bazaar
From Don Bosco Square, walk down via Shillong College to the Polo Grounds, a left turn to Polo Bazaar and another left from here up to Police Bazaar and Wards lake, both well articulated in other travel blogs. This would be and additional 2 hours as it is down and up hill, though the Polo Ground areas are flat. A lovely walk.
Jacob's Ladder and Ward's Lake
Another is again left from Don Bosco Square, behind St Anthony’s High School, down Jacob’s Ladder (a bit steep, but just 5 to 7 minutes across), past the Shillong Mizo Church to your left, and up to Wards Lake, and on to Police Bazaar, at best 30 minutes.
The Laithmukhrah Walk is an excellent introduction to Shillong because it is the Heart of Shillong. It is comfortable, safe and exploratory, with the conveniences of restaurants, rest rooms, cabs, shopping and knowing you cannot get lost if you just go around the circle, keeping a look on St Edmund’s College to your right.
Other Places to visit in Shillong
Some of my favourite places in Shillong