Shillong Trip- Scotland of East

Posted on December 16, 2021


Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and it is one of the most beautiful and finest places to visit in the northeastern part of India. It is a beautiful combination of beauty and culture. This article will give you a glam of beautiful Shillong and all the basic information about the place. It is a beautiful combination for the people who love peace, vacationers, and nature lover.

How to reach Shillong

The city is well-linked with all the ways of transportation, air, road, and rail. The Shillong airport is Umroi airport which is 35 km away from the Guwahati city railways station. The travelers can also reach from nearby cities through Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) and Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTS) buses.

By Air

It is one of the prime questions, how to reach Shillong via air. The Shillong airport, located 35 km away at Umroi. However, another linked airport to reach Shillong is Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati, which is around 130 km away from Shillong. You will find the regular flights option, which is offered by major carriers like Air Asia, Indigo, Go Air, Air, India. After landing at the airport visitors get coinvent taxi and bus services to reach the destination.

By Road

There are many Assam State Transportation Corporation (ASTC) and Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) buses services offered by the government from Guwahati and Shillong. All the bus facilities are offered to the visitor such as sleeper, AC, luxury, and Volvo buses. Travelers can also choose a taxi as per their comfort, they can take NH-40 which will take around 3-4 hours journey. During road trips, you can enjoy the beautiful greenery and side scene of Meghalaya.

By Rail

If you are planning through railways then Guwahati railway station is the nearest station. It is about 135 km away from Shillong. The Guwahati Railway Station is connected to all the major cities. You will find all the premium trains such as Rajdhani Express. it takes around 34 hours of traveling from New Delhi. From outside the railway station, you can hire a taxi or buses services to reach the destination.

Places to visit in or nearby Shillong

Shillong is the best place to reach near to nature and its elegant and magnificent scenery makes it more appealing. It is also known as ‘Scotland of the East. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Check out some famous places to visit-

Single Decker Living Roots

Single Decker Living Roots

If you love to do adventure, then Single decker Living Roots can be the best place to visit in Shillong. You can reach through trekking. A path starts from Riwai village, near Mawlynnong. Mawlynnong is awarded the cleanest Asia village by the Discover India magazine.

Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls

It is one of the most popular tourist spots in the northeastern part of India. This waterfall was named by the Britishers because it appears like an elephant. These beautiful have three-layered and it looks more ravishing during monsoon season.

Umiam Lake

Umiam Lake

Umaiam Lake is made by human beings. It is a man-made reservoir and after that, it becomes the most popular place to visit. If you love to do water activities, then you should visit Uniam Lake. The beautiful lake is covered with lush green trees, which beautify the lake. You can click the dazzling pictures near the lake.

Shillong Peak

Shillong Peak

The Shillong peak is at the height of 6449 feet or 1965 m above sea level. You will get the entire view of the city from Shillong Peak. It has breathtaking views, beautiful Himalayan ranges, waterfalls, and Bangladesh plains.

Police Bazaar

Police Bazaar

If you are a shopaholic and cannot live without shopping. Then you can visit Police Bazaar in Shillong. There you will find locals and tourist shops for shopping. It is best known for jewelry and other regional products. Police Bazaar is one of the famous tourist attraction places for tourists. The colorful market looks beautiful in the evening with lights.


Mawlyngbna is a small village and it is well known for its folklore. The village has a beautiful lush green forest, which is the main attraction of the village. It gives you peace and a relaxed feeling. with the positivity. You will come near to nature and its beauty.

Don Bosco Museum, Shillong

Don Bosco Museum is the house of culture and tradition. There are collections of research, publication, newsletter, and cultural calendar. Another center attraction of the Don Bosco Museum is its hexagonal shape.

Mawsmai Falls

Mawsmai fall is another center attraction of Shillong. It is situated in the Khasi hills. It has the highest waterfalls in India, starting from 1,035 feet high from the ground. Another name of Mawsmai fall is Nohsngithiang falls.

Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian, Shillong

The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian is also well known as Laitumkhrah Chruch. it is one of the most beautiful and oldest churches in the city. It is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Don’t miss clicking the picture of majestic mountains and pine trees.

Hotel in Shillong

There are many relaxing and comfortable hotels in Shillong. You can select according to your budget and comfort. As Shillong is becoming a raising tourist place. The hotels give their best hospitality to the tourist. The growing number of hotels with good accommodations makes it more appealing. If you are looking for luxury hotels in the city then you can choose- Royal heritage, Highwinds, for mid budgets- Blueberry Inn, the pear tree, hotel Barbareek offers you plenty of facilities.


So, if you have a plan for a vacation trip with your family or friends. Then Shillong is the best destination to go to. You will definitely enjoy the beautiful scenery and feel positive. The weather remains pleasant and cool almost throughout the year. Shillong is the place that never leaves disappointment and it welcomes all the tourists all over the year.

Come and enjoy your trip to Meghalaya !! Discover India

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