Know about amazing cool splendid and adventurous Summer Holiday at Shillong Meghalaya – North East India Hill Station

Shillong, the heaven of nature lovers, is the most visited and ideal summer holiday destination in exotic North east India. Shillong with 18-hole golf course is Paradise of Golfers. Adventure seekers are also finding Shillong tour charming and tempting because of excellent trekking trails and water sports, such as motorboats, water scooters, skiing and sailing etc. at the Umiam Lake resort.
Shillong the city of waterfalls, with its scenic beauty, cheerful people, clouds and tall pines, mountains and valleys is famous as Scotland of the East and considered as the delight of photographers. Fruit Garden, Polo Ground and the Golf Course along with Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Grotto Church and the All Saints Church are some of the prime tourist attractions for Shillong travel.
Shillong being the home of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo hill tribes is the most perfect place for aroma of colorful lifestyle and cultural traditions of tribes of north east India. During the British rule, the place was chosen as the administrative headquarter of the region just because of the pleasant weather and Shillong city being located between the Brahmaputra and Surma valleys.
After the 1947 Shillong is developing as the education center for the rest of the north east India. List of important educational institutions is given below under the heading interesting information.


Vital Tourist Information : Shillong

Location :
Hill resort Shillong, capital city of Meghalaya and home of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo hill tribes is situated in the highly picturesque but quite unexplored region of north east India.


Mountain Range : Diengiei Hills


Altitude : 1496 Meters


Near By City : Shillong


State : Meghalaya [India]


Region : North East India


Famous as / For :
Ideal summer holiday destination
Home of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo hill tribes


Weather & Climate :
Shillong city have three distinct seasons, Cool pleasant summers [April to Mid June temperature 15°C to 25°C ] Monsoon with heavy showers and wet climate [June - August] and Frozen cold winters [Dec. - Jan. months with often sub zero temperatures].


Temperature :
Summer : Max 26°C Min. 15°C
Winter: Max. 24°C Min. 4°C


Tourist Season :
October - November and February - May months are the peak of tourist season for Shillong tour and most perfect time for pleasure travel.


Spoken Languages :
Khasi - Garo - Assamese - Bengali - English - Hindi


Souvenir / Shopping :
Shillong shopping is a great exciting experience. Most of tourist are intended to purchase items of wood and bamboo, forest-made honey, Tibetan shawls and traditional Khasi silk skirts etc as the Shillong tour souvenir for taking back home.


Trekking/Excursions :
Jakrem [59Km], Ranikor [120Km] and Shillong Peak [10Km] are the most popular excursions from the Shillong. Trekking in Shillong is walk journey in dense pine and mixed forests, bamboo groves, exotic ferns and tree creepers with wild orchids and wild flowers.


Fair & Festivals :
Shillong is also renowned for the significant way of festival celebration. International festivals like Christmas, Easter, Good Friday and the New Year Day along with local tribal festivals such as Nongkrem dance and Shad Sukmynsiem [Khasi festivals], Behdiengkhlam [Jaintias] and Wangala festival [Garos] are the important festive celebrations of Shillong.


Travel Tips :
Avoid rainy season and winter peak months to enjoy Shillong tourism at its fullest.


Must Visit Places :
Anglican Cemetery - Beadon Falls, Bishop Falls & Elephant Falls - Botanical Garden - Kyllang Rock - Lady Hydari Park - Lum Nehru Park - Sohpetbneng Peak - Thadlaskein Lake


Tourist Spots/Attraction :
Bishop & Beadon Falls - Cherrapunji - Elephant Falls - Lady Hydari Park - Lum Nehru Park - Sohpetbneng Peak - Shillong Golf Course - Shillong Peak - State Museums - Umiam Lake - Ward Lake


Interesting Information :
List of Educational institutions at Shillong
Indian Institute of Management
National Institute of Technology
Institute of Hotel Management
National Institute of Fashion Technology
North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences
CMJ University
Martin Luther Christian University
Northeastern Hill University
English and Foreign Languages University
St. Edmund's College
St. Anthony's College


How To Reach Shillong Meghalaya [India]


Train Journey / Nearest Railway Station :
Shilong is still not a rail station on the train journey map of the country. Guwahati is the nearest railway station for getting here.


Road Travel / Bus Route :
Very effective bus service, plying at interval of almost half hour, connects Shilong with Guwahati on bus route. Hiring a taxi is another good option for road travel to Shilong.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Guwahati is nearest airport, from where about 4 hours driving on NH 40 takes visitors here.