SHILLONG – a beautiful hill station in the east


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Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. It is one of the finest hill stations of India. It is situated at the height of 1496metre from sea level. Shillong is called ‘Scotland of the east, due to its scenic and attractive beauty.

British took Shillong in their reign in 1863 by an agreement with Syiem, the king of Mylliem. It became the capital of Assam in 1874. In 1972, Meghalaya came in form of state and shillong was its capital.

HOW TO REACH?

1. The nearby airports are at Umroi (35 kms) and Guwahati (128 kms). Helicopter services are available between Shillong and Guwahati.

2. The nearest railway station is at Guwahati.

3. Shillong is well connected by road with rest part of India.

WHERE TO STAY? Here are name of some hotels, address and average rates:-

NAME

CATEGORY

ADDRESS

TELEPHONE NO.

AVERAGE DAILY RATE

Polo Towers

4 Star

Oakland Road ,Polo ground

0364-2222341

Alpine continental

3 Star

Thana Road, Qwinton Road

0364-2220991

Monsoon

3 Star

Central Shillong, near bus stand

Rs. 1400 onwards

Lake View Inn

M.G. Road

Rs. 1146 onwards

Assembly Hotel

Police Bazar

Rs. 1000 onwards

Pinewood Ashok Hotel

Shillong

Rs. 1400 onwards

Yalana Hotel

Shillong

Rs. 500 onwards

Shilong club, The

Shillong

Rs. 1500 onwards

Rajhans Hotel

Shillong

Rs. 400 onwards





WHAT TO SEE ?

1. Ward’s lake

ward's lake

It is a lake having shape of horse shoe. It is situated in middle of Shillong town. Here are also facilities for boating. Here is an arc bridge over the lake. Around the lake a walk is very pleasant.



2. Botanical garden


Here is a wealthy collection exotic and indigenous plant. Here is a mini aviary were colorful and rarer birds are found. It is located near ward’s lake.

3. Lady Hydari Park

It is well known for horticultural wealth and nurseries. Here is also a deer park cum mini zoo.

4. State Museum

It has a rich collection of artifacts of north eastern states and Meghalaya.

5. Shillong golf course

It is an excellent golf course having 18 holes. It is a reputed international golf course.

6. Churches

In Shillong there are number of churches. Cathedral marry help of Christian is the most beautiful church of the town.

7. Bara Bazar

In Shillong it is the most important and oldest market. In this market mainly women come for purchasing and buying. This shows the insight of tribal culture.

8. Bishop & Beadon Falls

waterfall shillong

This fall is 3 kms away from town at Mawprem. It descends down from the same ridge into a deep valley providing. This scene is charming.

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