To admire the pristine beauty of Mother Nature and to spend some peaceful time, plan a trip to the Northeast. Admire the scenic landscapes on the way to Shillong. Numerous historic and natural sites in Shillong are sure to leave you spellbound. One trip is not enough to enjoy all the attractions this place has to offer.
The former capital of composite Assam, until 1972, Shillong is now the capital of scenic Meghalaya, in northeast India. Shillong is aptly known as ‘ Scotland of the East’ as the rolling hills, and lush landscapes reminded European settlers of Scotland. The city still retains the colonial-era charm in certain areas, although it exudes modernity in every sphere. Often proclaimed as ‘ India’ s Rock Capital’ because of the great passion for music the inhabitants have, Shillong has hosted quite a number of famous music festivals like NH7 Weekender 2015, Submerge Dance Project, etc. A vacation in this city lets you soak in the beauty of the hilly terrains replete with pine groves and breathe in the mystic and musical air. Popular spots of sightseeing in Shillong include the captivating Elephant Falls, Golf Course, the serene Ward’ s Lake, Don Bosco Cathedral, Shillong Peak, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, etc. The city is also known in the region for its famous educational institutions like Indian Institute of Management, North Eastern Hill University, National Institute of Fashion Technology, St. Edmund’ s College, St. Anthony’ s College and a few public schools.
Detailed Day Wise Itinerary
Day 1 – Guwahati – Shillong (110 kms/ 03 to 04 hours)
Upon arrival at Guwahati airport drive straight to Shillong with enroute stop at Umium Lake for taking selfie’s and snaps.
Shillong is a hill station in northeast India and capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s known for Lady Hydari Park’s manicured gardens. Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by walking trails. North, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures features displays on the region’s native people. Waterfalls include the Elephant Falls to the southwest. East of here, forested Shillong Peak offers city views.
Later, if time permits visit to the St. Catholic Cathedral, Golf Course and followed by a visit to the Mall road.Overnightstay atShillong.
Day 2 – Shillong – Cherrapunji – Shillong (62 Kms/02 hours each way)
Today after breakfast go for a day excursion to Cherrapunji with enroute visit Shillong Peak (highest peak of Shillong city) and Elephant Falls. Later proceed to Cherrapunji visit Mawsmai Cave, Khasi Monoliths, Koh Ramhah, Seven sisters water fall (one of the longest in India).Later return back to Shillong. Overnightstay atShillong.
Day 3 – Shillong – Guwahati (120 kms /3 to 4 hours)
After breakfast drive back to Guwahati airport to catch flight back home.END OF THE TOUR.