Meghalaya is 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 this town.
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.
Season : Throughout the year.
TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
Air : 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
Rail: Nearest Railhead is Guwahati (103 kms).
Fare: Calcutta - Guwahati Rs.688 (I), Rs.265 (II),
Road: 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
Local Transport: Taxis are available on negotiable
rate according to distance.
PLACES OF INTEREST
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.
Shad Sukmynsiem means dance with joyful heart.
It is a thanks giving dance, held in shillong
in the month of April every year.