Information about Shillong sightseeing, Shillong attractions, must places to see and the best things to do in Shillong, Meghalaya, with honest advice, recommendations and ratings about popular Shillong attractions shared by real travelers.
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Sightseeing and Things to do in Shillong

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2010 4 Contributors

There are a lot of things to do in Shillong for the curious tourist. A beautiful, charming town, Shillong invites a lazy exploration.

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Gima on 02 Dec 2008

If you hire a taxi from Guwahati, you will be charged Rs. 690 at the rate of Rs. 170 per head. Keep in mind that it becomes dangerous to drive in the hills after sunset, so begin your journey well before that.

Things to do: History and Culture

Churches

OK Rated #3 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

The city is also famous for its churches. The most famous among them are the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, the Grotto Church and the All Saints Church located in front of the State Central Lib... More

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North East Museum

OK Rated #8 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

The state government maintains the excellently curated North East Museum. It is located near the Ward’s Lake and offers a comprehensive insight into the cultural life of the North-east.

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Things to do: Nature and Adventure

Ward’s Lake

OK Rated #1 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

A small lake in the middle of town, Ward’s Lake is perfect for sun bathing. It is open for boating, with pink lotuses close to the lake shore. Ward’s Lake also has a Melody Fountain which plays pop so... More

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Botanical Garden

OK Rated #1 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

The Botanical Garden is located just below the Lake. It is a good place to take a stroll and is full of the local, exotic flora.

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Crinoline Falls

OK Rated #2 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

Within the city, visit the quirkily named Crinoline Falls, a must see place in Shillong. There is a natural pool at the bottom and visitors are encouraged to dive in.

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Things to do: Zoos & Amusement Parks

Zoo

OK Rated #2 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

The Zoo is located next to the Lady Hydari Park, another place to go in Shillong for the nature-loving tourist.

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Things to do: Shopping

Police Bazaar

OK Rated #1 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

Shillong offers amazing shopping deals on imported goods. Just head to Police Bazaar and bargain your heart away. The Bada Bazaar or the Iwe Duh market transforms in to an exotic plaza every Monday as... More

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Things to do: Tours Nearby

Elephant Falls

OK Rated #1 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

The Elephant Falls are located at a distance of 12 km from town. The gushing and powerful Bishop and Beadon Falls cascade down into the same valley. The appropriately named Spread Eagle Falls has to b... More

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Shillong Peak

OK Rated #2 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

To get a good view of the city, head to Shillong Peak, located 10km outside the city. It is an ideal spot for picnic and one of the more popular things to do in Shillong.

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Cherrapunji

OK Rated #4 out of 13 attractions in Shillong

One of the more popular things to do in Shillong is to take a day trip to Cherrapunji or Sohra as it is locally known. It receives the wettest place on earth. The 56 km drive itself will take your bre... More

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