Shillong is one of the most beautiful cities that is also the capital of the state in India. Shillong once was the capital of Assam is now the capital of Meghalaya. When Assam was cut and Meghalaya was formed as a new state from Assam, Shillong as was capital also moved from Assam to Meghalaya. Shillong is having a population of around 1,60,000 is expanding day by day. There are many things to see in Shillong for tourists. Also due to the airport availability in Shillong, tourists from other states fly direct to Shillong and travel to other cities of Meghalaya.

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Things to see in Shillong

Important things to see in Shillong are –

  • Elephant Falls
  • Ka Phan Nonglait Park
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Shillong Golf Course
  • Motphran
  • Shillong Peak
  • Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum
  • Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
  • Wankhar Entomological Museum
  • Chrysalis the Gallery
  • State Museum
  • Bishop and Beadon Falls
  • Spread Eagle Falls
  • Sweet Falls
  • Crinoline Falls

Things to consider before visiting Shilling !

How many nights should be spent in Shillong in a Meghalaya tour itinerary?
At least 2 nights in Shillong should be enough to explore the city and the nearby places. Though Shillong is not that big if compared to other capital cities, however it has got a lot of things to offer.
Is Vegetarian food easily available in Shillong ?
Being a capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is expected to have diverse population from around around.Though, the number is less, however one can find people from Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. This diverse cultural expansion creates a window for vegeterian food in Shillong. Yes one can get good vegeterain food in Shilliong.
How is the network of Vodafone in Meghalaya?
Vodafone works fine in Meghalaya. Not perfectly smooth and also not bad. In some areas one might face issues indoor. Also at Highways one might face network issues. However in Shillong mobile netwok is still better compared to other cities of Meghalaya. BSNL is not usually liked due to inconsistent network service. Jio is also not good in Meghalaya.
Are there direct flights from Shillong to other parts of India?
There are very few direct flights from Shillong to northern, western or southern part of India. Travelers usually opt for Guwahati airport to enter Meghalaya.


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