Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya located in the Northeastern part of India. Previously the capital of Assam this popular hill station is set among the East Khasi hills and nature has gifted this place with eye soothing green valleys and ranges, pine forests, rivers and waterfalls that are enough to draw tourists in large numbers. The climate is favorable for holidaying throughout the year but it is better to keep out of this place in the rainy season. It used to be a favorite spot of the British who fondly named this place as the "Scotland of the East" and some English cottages continue to bear the evidences of the bygone era.
The Shillong peak is a famous picnic spot and is the highest peak of Shillong. It offers a beautiful panoramic view of the hill town which appears like glittering stars at night due to the city lights. The roaring water falls of Cherapunji which is 56 kilometers from Shillong greets the visitors with all their might and splendor among which the Nohsngithiang falls is famous. The water falling into the deep gorges from a high altitude is really a treat to the eyes. Visit this unique place with Shillong holiday packages to enjoy a spectacular vacation trip.
Cherapunji used to record the highest rainfall in the world and presently the credit goes to the nearby village of Mawsynram. Shillong is dotted by a number of other water falls which are also unique in their beauty and serenity. Elephant falls, Sweet falls, Crinoline falls and Bishop and Beadon falls are some of these drawing a good number of tourists.
Sohpetbneng Peak is another beautiful spot which is considered to be sacred by the Hynniewtrep people surrounded by sacred forest. People throng here to seek mental peace and solace from other worldly disturbances. Situated in the centre of the city, the Ward's lake presents beautiful garden and boating facilities. Enjoy this marvelous tour trip with Shillong holiday packages.
Umiam Lake is bigger and that provides a lot of water sports including water skiing, sailing and water scooter. Shillong proudly houses the third oldest golf course in India which was nine holed golf course which later was converted into eighteen holed golf course. The lush green valley of the golf course enchants the tourists a lot.
Shillong is the most popular hill station that Northeast India can boast of. Apart from the beauty and splendor of the nature one can have a glimpse of the matriarchal culture of the Khasia tribe especially women running a market called Bara bazaar. Walking through the lovely thick woods with the tribal folklore ringing in the ears fills the mind with peace and tranquility. Book your Shillong holiday packages and get an insight to this astonishing tour destination.
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