‘The capital of Meghalaya’, Shillong is a great destination to visit. A dream land for nature and adventure lovers, the place has earned the recognition of ‘Scotland of the East’. Situated at a height of 1496 meters on Khasi Hills, it is an ideal landscape to enjoy nature at its best. Blessed with marvelous views, the incredible scenic beauty would make you fall in love with the place. The salubrious weather here is worth for sightseeing. Truly saying, the natural beauty and the pleasant weather of Shillong will make your trip worth to be remembered for years.
Major Tourist Attractions in Shillong:
There’s a lot to witness in Shillong. Let’s give you an insight of what to see here:
Laitlum Canyons: Located in the Khasi Hills, the canyons would never fail to impress you with its panoramic beauty. The literal meaning of Laitlum is ‘end of hill’ and the landscape is truly appealing. Surrounded by hills, it’s a great place that is loved by trekkers.
Shillong Peak: Nestled at a height of 1965 feet above the sea level, it’s the highest peak in Shillong. The spectacular views appear impressive for visitors. While here, view the Bangladesh plains and majestic Himalayan peaks.
Elephant Falls: It’s a three steps waterfalls that is located 12 km away from Shillong. These cascading waterfalls soothe your senses and the rejuvenating beauty of the valleys looks breathtaking.
Umiam Lake: Blending beauty and adventure, Umiamlake is a worth to visit destination in Shillong. The lake offers ecosystem services like downstream irrigation and water storage for electricity generation. You can enjoy kayaking, cycling, and boating.
Shillong Sightseeing Places Long List:
Shillong is a wonderful destination for honeymoon lovers. Tourists can visit parks, island, view point, waterfalls, lakes and museums. Check the long list of best sightseeing places in Shillong.
Umiam Lake Crinoline Falls
Lumpongdeng Island Diengiei Peak
Elephant Falls Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum
Laitlum Canyons Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
Ward’s Lake Mawjymbuin Cave
Shillong View Point Sohpetbneng Peak
Mawphlang Falls Butterfly Museum
Mawphlang Sacred Forest All Saints Church
Spread Eagle Falls Balphakram National Park
The Grand Madina Masjid Iewduh Bara Bazar
Lady Hydari Park Air Force Museum
Air Force Museum Beadon Falls
Khasi Heritage Village Crinoline Swimming Pool
So, without making any further delay, visit Shillong and explore its splendid charm.