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Meghalaya | India
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Shillong is categorised as Getaways

Lake view from Ri Kyinjai
Umiam Lake (Photo Courtesy: Jai)
Umiam Lake (Photo Courtesy: RMehra)
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians (Photo Courtesy: Simbu123)
View from Shillong Peak (Photo Courtesy: Aadri)
State Museum Shillong
Entomological Museum - Butterfly Museum
Elephant Falls

Reasons to Visit
  • Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the states bordering Assam and home to a lot of British-era plantation bungalows and stunning scenic beauty.
  • Shillong is access point to visit Cherrapunjee (56 km), which gets one of the highest rainfalls in the world.
  • Shillong is visited for its nature centric experience and recommended for off-beat travelers and getaway seekers.
  • Destinations for the Holiday Traveller to North East India"Shillong (250 kms from Kaziranga and 150 kms from Guwahati) is the capital of Meghalaya and renowned for waterfalls, view points, nature parks and being the access point to visit Cherrapunjee (56 kms). Cherrapunjee is renowned for Living root bridges and stunning views. Typical stay - 3 nights"
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Shillong
  • Nearest Railway Station - Guwahati (101 kms), Silchar (219 kms), Falakata (432 kms)
  • Shillong is an Ex-Guwahati Getaway
  • Shillong is connected by Air with Kolkata

Shillong has 7 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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6 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Shillong

Getaway (1-3 nights)3
Short Break (4-6 nights)2
Holiday (7 or more)1

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List of Holidays for Shillong


  • Guwahati Shillong Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Shillong Extended Getaway (3 Nights)
  • Shillong Getaway (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • Guwahati - Shillong Break with Kaziranga (5 Nights)
  • Shilong Kaziranga Break (4 Nights)


  • Best of Arunachal with Kaziranga and Shillong (10 Nights)

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Shillong has 1 Transport services that can be booked online. Click here for reviewing and booking them.

Point to Point Transport

ServicesRates Starting From
Guwahati Pickup and Drop to ShillongRs. 4118

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6 Travel Ideas listed for Shillong. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Shillong Getaway

Stay Ideas

  • Ri Kyinjai Experience
  • Ri Kyinjai Golf Getaway
  • Ri Kyinjai Spa Getaway
  • Rosaville Experience
  • Tripura Castle Experience

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Lady Hydari Park is a flower garden set in heart of Shillong and is kind of local picnic option for couples. Its also has a mini zoo attached to it.
    Zoo, Gardens
    Flower Garden, City Zoo
    The State Museum in Shillong offers a good collection of artifacts of Meghalaya.
    Heritage Museum
    Wards Lake is a century old picturesque lake located in the heart of the city, popular for short garden walks and boating. Botanical Garden is located just below the Wards Lake which is home to indigenous and exotic plants and colourful species of birds.
    Lake or Riverside, Gardens
    City Lake, Thematic
    A privately-owned museum at 2 km from Police Bazar devoted to moths and butterflies.
    Butterfly Museum
    Chrysalis displays paintings (canvases), sculpture, photography and handicrafts and is run by a local artist, Jaya Kalra. The gallery caters to exhibitions of artists and artisans especially from the north east and also from the rest of India.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Art Gallery
    Gleneagles of the East Shillong is one of the wettest golf courses in Asia: 18 hole course as it stands today was inagurated in 1924. The course is set in a n valley covered with pine and rhododendron trees. The longest hole is the 6th, which is 594 yards.
    The Don Bosco Museum at Mawlai is part of DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures) comprises research on cultures, publications, training, animation programmes and the museum, which is a place of knowledge-sharing on the cultures.
    Arts Crafts Culture
    Cultural Centre
    Air Force Museum is located as a part of Air Force base on Cherrapunjee Road and a small part of the restricted area is carved for visitors. Entry is free. At the museum one can find some vintage war plane models. This is interesting for families with kids.
    Heritage Museum
    There are number of locally renowned and well visited Churches in Shillong within 5 kms radius such as Cathedral Catholic Church , Grotto Church and All Saints Church.
    Roman Catholic Church
    A picnic spot at 10 km from Shillong at 6000 ft asl offering a panoramic view of the countryside and is the highest point in the state.
    View Point
    Elephant Falls are located 12 kms on the outskirts Shillong where the mountain stream descends through two successive falls set in dells of fern covered rocks.
    Natural Wonders
    Umiam Lake is a reservoir located in the hills 15 km to the North of Shillong. The lake serves as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya. It is also a popular destination for water sport and adventure facilities such as kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating.
    Activity, Lake or Riverside, Rides
    Reservoir, Boating, Watersports
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Sohliya Strawberry farms are set at 35 kms from Shillong and is a modern farming success story. Tourists visit the area for a bit of Strawberries and Bird watching. Fair bit of walking is required for guests to explore the area on foot.
    Walking, Farm Visit
    Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India (340 meters). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji and is a popular tourist attraction especially in monsoon and early winters.
    Natural Wonders
    Nohsngithiang Falls (also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls) is a seven-segmented waterfall near Cherrapunjee (315 meters and 70 meters wide). It is one of the tallest waterfalls in India and therefore a popular tourist attraction all through the year.
    Natural Wonders
    Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. This tree produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves. So an area that is one of the wettest places on earth and perennial rivers, living room bridges are important river crossing points for locals. Living Root Bridges are not found anywhere in India and are accessible via a 2 km trek. There is even a double decker living root bridge (requires full day trekking) which is one of its kind in the world.
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Living Root Bridge
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    25 kms from Shillong is a forest area which is considered Sacred by local Khasi community and visitors are allowed via an entry to visit. Its a large forest area (700 acres) where one needs walk around preferably with a guide. Excellent for botany lovers and guests who love nature walks.

Destinations within reach from Shillong

  • Silchar ( 219 Km )

    Silchar is a railhead and Airport at the Southern end of Assam. Silchar is a border town and more

  • Tezpur ( 250 Km )

    Tezpur is just 180 km from Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam. Tezpur is base point to more

  • Bomdila ( 398 Km )

    Bomdila is lies enroute to Tawang and guests stay here for a night before moving onwards to more

  • Sibsagar ( 420 Km )

    Sibsagar is a fast developing town in commercial, industrial and educational activities on Jorhat more

  • Falakata ( 432 Km )

    Falakata is a tea plantation area and lies in close proximity to Jaldapara and Garumara wildlife more

  • Chalsa ( 504 Km )

    Chalsa in the Doors region (1800 ft) is spread over 130 kms by 40 kms and is known for its tea more

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Getting There

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable ForHotels (Nos)
In and around Town CentreWithin 3.5 km radius of town centreBusiness/Holiday6
Umniuh Khwan20 kms from town centre overlooking a lakeHoliday/Getaway1
Airport in Shillong
  • Shillong Airport ( SHL ) , Shillong
Nearest Railway Stations in Shillong
  • Guwahati ( GHY ), Guwahati-101 Kms
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