Fun Excursions: Things to do in Shillong

The ‘Scotland of the East’ in India is no less than a paradise and offers so many things to do. The capital city of Meghalaya Shillong is a base for adventure activities. There are numerous things to do in Shillong and places to explore. Some of the best things to do in Shillong are a mix of sightseeing, excursions involving adventure activities and more.

Shillong has quite a few places with varied activities, one of the most common activities being hopping in car and visiting the usual places like The Don Bosco Museum for indigenous cultures, Butterfly Museum or Wankhar Entomology Museum, Shillong’s Lady Hydari Park, Wards Lake, The Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Spread Eagle Falls and Golf Course to name a few. The picturesque views, rolling valleys, beautiful Shillong city, waterfalls everything seems so mesmerizing in Meghalaya. While visiting these popular places of tourist attractions and exploring them do not miss out on the delicious culinary delights of Shillong. Also, no trip is complete without shopping for souvenirs. The Police Bazaar in Shillong has many stores and small shops selling garments to accessories to food while the Bara Bazaar is for the locals with its exotic fruits and vegetables and the local bamboo & Cane craft wares.

Not very far from Shillong around 17km, is the Umiam Lake located in Nongpoh where you can go for boating. Enclosed with rich greenery from all sides this lake is filled with blue and crystal clear water. Shillong makes the base for excursions and trekking to Cherrapunjee or Sohra. Some of the things to do here are to go for a short hike to the famous Double Decker Living Root Bridges, caving at Mawsami Cave, Krem Mawmluh and Arwah caves. You may also visit the scared forests in Shillong Hills that are kept preserved from a long time.

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