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View from Shillong Peak (Photo Courtesy: Aadri)

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya at 150 kms from Guwahati. Shillong is one of the most pleasing nature centric destinations you could see. The area around receives one of the highest recorded rainfalls in the world and therefore lush green and offers some very good drives and excellent view points.

For sightseeing, various attractions comprise of Elephant Waterfalls, nature centric view points of Mawsynram & Mawphlang offering exceptional views, Nartiang village where time stands still and Shillong peak. The drives around the area are exceptionally pleasing and could be considered an experience.Shillong is also getaway to visit Cherrapunjee known for the Living root bridges, found only in this part of the world.

The 18-hole Shillong Golf Course has the distinction of being one of the oldest golf courses in the world, and the second oldest in Asia. Comparisons have been often drawn between the Shillong Golf Course and the Gleneagles of Scotland.

The Shillong city is vibrant and there are quite a few places where one can shop for local crafts and souvenirs.
Shillong has heritage hotels, 3-star / 4-star hotels and a getaway resort in Ri Kyinjai (20 kms). A 3 night stay could provide guests with excellent rejuvenating nature centric getaway experience.

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    Umiam Lake is a reservoir located in the hills 15 km to the North of Shillong. The lake serves as more

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    Shillong ( 15 Kms )
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    Shillong ( 3 Kms )
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    Shillong ( 2 Kms )
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    Shillong ( 1 Kms )
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    Shillong ( 10 Kms )
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    Shillong ( 2 Kms )
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    Shillong ( 5 Kms )
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    Shillong ( 5 Kms )
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  • Living Root Bridge

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    Cherrapunjee ( 4 Kms ), Shillong ( 58 Kms )
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    Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India (340 meters). The waterfall is located more

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    Cherrapunjee ( 7 Kms ), Shillong ( 55 Kms )
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