Shillong


Shillong Hill Station

Shillong Hill Station

Population: 245,000
Telephone area code: 0634

Shillong hill station lies in the north east part of India and the headquarters of the Khasi hills. This is one of the most attractive hill stations in the eastern part of India. It has a stunning beauty of the mountains, water falls, lakes and the lush green slopes. These hills are covered with dense forest and flower garden. Shillong hills are far from the hustle bustle of the city life so the environment is clean and free from all sort of pollution.

These hills experience a fresh air and cool weather where tourist loves to spend a lot of time. This is a perfect place for the natural lovers to spend ample of time with clean and fresh air. People coming here fall in love with this place and enjoy the picturesque beauty of Shillong hills.

Shillong hills are world famous for golf course it is also known as the 'paradise of golfers'. Shillong hills are famous for it water falls, lakes and valleys which are like Scotland type. People who are interested in sports adventure can have a great time in trekking and other water sport activities such as water rafting, motorboats, sailing, water scooters and skiing. There are trainers who guide us for tourist's safety rides.

There are delight full view of the sunset and sunrise between the valleys. The sun reflects its shades on the lush green forest and on the lakes. During winter season the area is covered with smog and walking between this will give remember able moments of life and make us feels like heaven on the earth.

In and around Shillong hills

Ward lake:

It is an artificial lake, located close to the Raj Bhawan. The shape of the lake is in the form horse-shoe, this lake has a beautiful bridge over it. It is actually a landscaped of Botanical garden and is very popular for boating.

Shillong peak:

Shillong peak is at a distance of about 10 kilometers away from Shillong hills. This peak has a height up to 1960 meters. This is referred as the 'house of god's' and there are some awesome views that can be viewed from here.

Elephant falls:

This fall is at a distance of about 12 kilometers away from the Shillong hills. This fall is named so because two great falls bounded by fern of covered rocks. This falls are dried in the month of November and May.

Golf club:

This is the most popular golf club in the world as it has 18 holes. This course is used for competition and is the wettest golf club.

Place to stay:

There are many options of accommodation here as hotels and resorts that ranges from luxury class to economic class. There are even huts and lodges which are of low budgets.

Getting there

  • Airways:

    Nearest airport is the Guwahati Borjhar airport which is at a distance of about 128 kilometers away from Shillong hills.

  • Rail ways:

    Nearest railway station is the Guwahati station which is at a distance of about 103 kilometers away from Shillong hills.

  • Road ways:

    There are state transport and luxury buses available from Shillong hills to all the major cities of India.

Ideal time to visit:

Best time to visit Shillong hills are from October to November and from March to April as during this period the weather is very pleasant.