Are you tired of your constant day to day activities and do you need a break? In fact, everyone gets tired of doing the same work over and over again and as life gets monotonous, one badly needs to take a break at one point of time. Most importantly, the competition level has mounted up massively these days and this holds true for the professional world as well. So, if you are planning to take a break from your constant work to relax for a while, it can’t get any better than going on a trip to Shillong. If you are fond of road trips, you could travel all the way to Guwahati in a train. Having reached Guwahati, it takes about two to three hours to reach Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, North-East India in a Sumo car and finally, as you reach Police Bazar, you are at the heart of the city. You might need to book a hotel to freshen up as well. The Eee Cee Hotel, Hotel Ashutosh Inn, Hotel Lake View Inn, The Majestic Hotel, Hotel Barbareek, etc are some of the cheapest hotels in Shillong.
Famous Tourist Places in Shillong
- The Wards Lake – Having reached Shillong, you can’t afford to miss the great opportunity of being in the Ward’s Lake. In fact, this is the tourist spot in Shillong every tourist must start with. Situated in the core of the city, this horse shoe formed lake is a prevalent spot to take a sluggish walk or respect the green grass dabbed with multi-shaded blossoms.
- Don Bosco Cathedral – A wonderful work of Gothic design; it has a dynamic history associated with it. Take as much time as is needed walking around the congregation and the grounds.
- Don Bosco Museum, Mawlai – The Don Bosco Museum, Mawlai in Shillong is a noteworthy voyagers’ spot giving a look at the rich and multi-social ways of life of the people of North East India.
- Mawlynnong – Mawlynnong village in Meghalaya which also known as ‘God’s own garden.’ It has won the praise of being Asia’s cleanest village in 2003. It has the amazing Natural Balancing Rock and incredible Living Root Bridge.
- The Elephant Falls – A prevalent vacation destination close to Shillong, Elephant falls is a blend of 3 streams. One of the British officers named it as Elephant falls after they saw a stone there which looked like an elephant. Around 12 km from the edges of the capital city of Meghalaya, Elephant falls can be effortlessly come to through open transport.
- Umiam Lake – Umiam Lake is a frequented vacationer goal of the district. The lake is enveloped by sprawling glades and undulating slopes that are covered with lavish greenery. Covering a tremendous zone of 10 sq. km, this huge lake has appropriately been named as Barapani (enormous water) by local people.
- Nohkalikai Falls – Nohkalikai Falls is one of the most captivating and tallest waterfalls in India. It makes an amazing free jump from a genuinely very much forested seepage into a rough base joined by an entirely blue pool.
- Mawsynram – Recognized as one of the wettest places on the planet, the hypnotizing town of Mawsynram is a nature significant tourists’ pleasure and the ideal goal to observe the magnificence of the downpours. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight edge in being the wettest place in India.