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March 29, 2013
Location of Shillong
Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills. Situated at an altitude of 4,908 feet above sea level, Shillong is located between the Brahmaputra and the Surma Valley. Shillong has a pleasant climate and rolling hills and is popular as a tourist destination.
Tourist Attractions in Shillong
Shillong is blessed with scenic beauty and has a pleasant climate, which makes it popular with tourists. Here are a few popular tourist attractions in Shillong:
Elephant Falls
Shillong Peak
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
Butterfly Museum
Lady Hydari Park
Hotels and Accommodation
Shillong has a wide range of hotels and accommodation to choose from. Visitors can choose from budget to top end hotels, depending on their budget and preferences.
How to Reach Shillong
A scenic hill station, Shillong witnesses many visitors year after year. Here is how one can reach Shillong:
Shillong does not have rail service and the closest rail head to Shillong is at Guwahati, which is at a distance of 104 km from Shillong. The Meghalaya Transport Corporation has regular buses which connect Guwahati to Shillong. Taxis are also available at the Guwahati railway station which one can hire to reach Shillong.
Shilong is connected to Guwahati by National Highway 40. The Meghalaya State Corporation and other private bus operators have regular bus services to Guwahati and other neighbouring cities.
The nearest airport to Shillong is at Umroi, which is located at a distance of 35 km. Only Air India flights operate on this route. The other option for air travellers is the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati, which is located at a distance of 128 km from Shillong. Guwahati is well connected by flights to the rest of the country.
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