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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Shillong, the capital of the state of Meghalaya is also called as the ‘Scotland of the East’ and is one of the major hill stations in North East India. Shillong is a destination one should visit in one’s lifetime.
Situation 15 kms from Shillong is the Umiam or the Barapani Lake which is the largest artificial man made lake in Meghalaya and one of the major picnic spots on the city.
There are numerous waterfalls spread across the city. The most notable among them are the Elephant falls, the Bishop and Beadon falls, the Spread Eagle falls and the Crinoline falls.
Another very important tourist destination is the Shillong peak. Tourists can enjoy the panoramic view of the entire city from atop the peak. In addition to these, there are numerous other places of tourist importance such as the Wards Lake, the Lady Hydari Park and the Botanical garden. The majority of the population is Christian and Shillong boasts of one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the entire North East India. The State museum has a wide range of collections and provides knowledge to tourists about the heritage and the cultural diversity of the state. Another major tourist hot spot is Cherrapunji and Sohra, the wettest places on earth. These two towns are located around 56 kms from Shillong. If you enjoy rain, these two places are heaven for you. Tourists can enjoy shopping in Police Bazaar which is the economic hum of the city.  
Shillong provides a wide variety of accommodation suitable for every budget and transportation is also cheap. The black and yellow cabs are sometimes a tourist’s delight.
To reach Shillong, one has to reach Guwahati which is well connected to the rest of India by road, rail and air. Shillong can be visited round the year.

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