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Shillong stands as the capital and also a hill station situated in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya. It is positioned at an altitude of 1496 meters above sea level.  ‘Lum Shyllong’, known as the highest point of the city is at an altitude of 6,447 meters above sea level.

The city is often acknowledged as the ‘Scotland of the East’ because it is supposed that during the European times, the European settlers referred t to Scotland due to the waterfalls and hills encircling the town. The headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district lies in Shillong itself.

Shillong was the capital of Assam till the newly formed state; Meghalaya came into existence on 21st January, 1972. However, with the separation of these two states, Shillong turned out to be the capital of Meghalaya and Dispur and Assam got another capital called Guwahati.

Shillong travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Shillong tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in North-East India.

General facts about Shillong
Location: North-East India
Altitude: 1,496 ft
Language: English, Hindi, Khasi, Garo, Assamese
Climate: Pleasant and moderate
Major Attractions: Wards Lake, Cherrapunjee (Sohra), Sohpetbneng Peak, Jaintia Hills
Ideal Time to Visit: October to March

Tourist sightseeing in Shillong
Shillong is a perfect place to spend vacations in a pleasant atmosphere and have an exciting experience as the city is a hill station having lovely weather throughout the year. With that there are so many places to visit in Shillong such as Umiam Lake in Barapani, Shillong Golf Club, Bara Bazaar, Botanical Survey of India Orchidarium, Wards Lake, Cherrapunjee (Sohra), Sohpetbneng Peak, Jaintia Hills, Lady Hydari Park and Zoo, Meghalaya State Museum, Shillong Peak and Butterfly Museum.

Shillong is a home to various waterfalls, of which some important waterfalls are Crinoline Falls, Elephant Falls, Beadon Falls, Spread Eagle Falls and Bishops Falls. Some churches of Shillong, including the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Grotto Church and the All Saints Church, are counted among the most popular churches in India.

Climate of Shillong
Shillong possesses a sub-tropical climate with mild summers and chilly winters. Shillong receives heavy rains. The monsoon enters the place in June and lasts till the end of August. The best time to visit Shillong is in the months of October to November and March to April.

How to reach Shillong

Shillong By Air: The nearest airport to the city is in Guwahati and further you can hire a bus or a taxi to reach the destination.

Shillong By Rail: The nearest railway terminal is in Guwahati, which is well-connected to the major cities of the nation.

Shillong By Road: The city has good roadway network.

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