Shillong, often referred to as the Scotland of the west, is endowed with bounties of scenic beauty that will pull you. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit with temperatures ranging from 15 to 25 Degree Celsius making summers the best time to visit Shillong.
Here is the list of places that you must visit while in Shillong:
Don Bosco Musuem:
If you are in search of place that would familiarize you with vast culture and tradition of all the north-eastern states, this is the place to be. The museum is revered for vast variety of information it provides about the north-east states. It covers plenty of information on the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland, while making you aware about the north-eastern culture.
Placed on the outskirts of Shillong, Elephant falls are just a few minutes’ drive away from the Shillong peak. It is a 2 tiered rugged waterfall that lies amidst lush greenery, which falls and reaches a small lake. The two successive falls from a mountain on steps create a foam effect, you can’t afford to miss.
Adore the beauty of Shillong from Latilum canyons; a wonderful spot that remains covered in mystical mist and fog. A lot of tourists visit this place for its alluring beauty and adventures. The stunning view of green hills, bamboo plants and the orchids, all make your experience worth remembering.
This Lake is quite often visited by both, nature and adventure enthusiast. Umiam Lake is also one of the most popular scenic spots in Shillong, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature and the beautiful surroundings. Besides, you can indulge yourself in activities like speed boating, sailing, water-skiing and rowing.
Ward’s lake shillong:
Also known as the Pollock’s lake among locals, it is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Shillong. Situated on the banks of lush green botanical garden. It offers absorbing views of the orchids, and other colourful flowers. It is a beautiful place to witness serene beauty. You can also take up many activities from strolling across the bridge over the lake, boating on water, and feeding the fishes.
Lady Hydari Park:
Covering an area of more than a Kilometer. This park consists of a Mini zoo. This zoo is home around 140 reptiles species, 73 avifauna species along with mammals such as deer and serow. Besides, the main tourist attraction includes Leopard, Jackal, Porcupine, Himalayan black bear, Hornbill and Mynah. Built in Japanese style, the park also has a variety of orchids and flowering plants.
Another waterfall, which attracts tourists from places all over the world. The water from this fall hurries down from a good height, giving a very soothing experience to mind and the eye. Also known as the’ Gods own Garden’, this village was also adored as the cleanest from year 2003 to 2005.
Last modified: March 10, 2018