Shillong or the ‘Scotland of the East’ is a popular hill station, located in the state of Meghalaya. The capital of the state Meghalaya, this city in the lap of the Eastern Himalayas is one of the most favoured tourist destinations in the country. It’s known for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park.
Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by walking trails.
Shillong lovingly called as ‘The Abode of Clouds’ rises to a height of around 1500 m and seems to touch the azure sky. Known for its picturesque scenery, its undulating plains covered by lush green vegetation are a sight that will mesmerize you.
While the mountains form an integral part of the beautiful landscape of Shillong, the terrain is also decorated by the river beds of several major rivers of north and north-east India. There are many waterfalls here which are spots of tourist attractions.
Shillong was capital for composite Assam during the British regime and later till a separate State of Meghalaya.
Pleasant and soothing climate is another attraction of Shillong. Its summers are cool while winters are chilly and dry. Shillong is subject to vagaries of the monsoon. The monsoons arrive in June and it rains almost till end of August.