one of the country’s newest states with its capital at
Shillong. For long a summer retreat of the British, the
beautifully kept golf course and several English country
cottages testify to another influence besides the local one.
Beautiful lakes and falls, hillside cottages, a large
university, and the popular Bara Bazar are quaint aspects of
The place, the
people and the climate all combine to create an atmosphere to
make Shillong an ideal holiday resort throughout the year.
Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth is only 56 kms away
Altitude : 1496 mts.
Climate (deg C) : Summer - Max 23.3, Min 15 ;
Winter - Max 15.6, Min 3.9.
Languages spoken :
Season : Throughout the year.
AND COMMUNICATION :
: Nearest airport Borjhar (Guwahati), 129 kms from Shillong,
is connected with Calcutta. Umroi Airport, 31 km from Shillong,
is also connected by Vayudoot with Calcutta.
Fare : Calcutta - Guwahati Rs.1335 (Y), Rs.1841 (J).
Nearest Railhead is Guwahati (103 kms).
Fare : Calcutta - Guwahati Rs.688 (I), Rs.265 (II), Rs.905
By road Shillong to Calcutta-1184 kms, Darjeeling-690 kms,
Gangtok-692 km, Guwahati-103 km, Kaziranga-294 km, Aizwal-430
km, Siliguri-578 kms, Manas-273 kms, Agartala-499 kms,
Kohima-469 kms, Itanagar-481 kms etc.
Transport : Taxis are available on negotiable rate
according to distance.
Ward Lake- 1 km,
Botanical Garden & Museum- 2 kms, Meghalaya State Museum-1 km,
Lady Hydari Park & Mini Zoo- 2 kms, Crinoline Falls & Swimming
Pool- 2.5 kms, Wei Tdem (Sweet Falls)- 12 kms, Shillong Peak- 10
kms, Elephanta Falls- 12 kms, Arunachal Pradesh Museum- 3.5 kms,
Iewduh Bara Bazar- 1 km, Butterfly Museum- 1 km, Bishop &
Beadon Falls- 4 kms, Shillong Golf Course- 6 kms, Polo Grounds-
5 kms, Umian Lake- 16 kms.
Cherrapunjee - 56
kms, Dwaki - 86 kms.
means dance with joyful heart. It is a thanks giving dance, held
in shillong in the month of April every year.
Foreign Tourist does
not need Restricted Area Permit to visit Assam,Meghalaya and
India Tourist Office, Utirot Sing Syiem Road, Police Bazar,
Shillong - 793 001, Tel : 22-5632.
Directorate of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya, MTC
Building, Top floor, Shillong - 793 001, Tel : 22-6054.
Tourist Information Centre, M.T.D.C, MTC Building, Shillong,
Tel : 22-6220
Tourist Information Centre, Government of Meghalaya, 9 Russel Street, Calcutta - 700 071, Tel : 29-0797, 29-1775.