Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a two and half hour laid back car ride from Guwahati. it is famous for its proximity to Cherrapunji and Mawsynram, the two wettest places on earth. And as they're all in a state whose name translates to "Abode of Clouds", it's not a surprise. I got a chance to visit this place in June 2014 with my family, and we spent 3 full day exploring Shillong and other nearby places. Though there is a lot to see in Shillong, I think that one should definitely keep aside a day to just relax and meander in the town. The greenery and the pleasant climate are excellent to just sit back and unwind.
Day 1 was spent taking in the sights of the city of Shillong. We visited museums, waterfalls, churches and more. Day 2 was for outstation places like Cherrapunji and Mawlynnong. This was a really rainy day and so we couldn’t get a lot of pictures though. The pictures here have been clicked by a friend who visited these places around the same time. Day 3 was our day of relaxation, along with some shopping. The market is also pretty good, and the bamboo and jute products are worthwhile buys.