Shillong is often referred to as the ‘Scotland of the East’ for its picturesque mountain ranges and landscapes. This colorful city Shillong is located on the Khasi Hills and is a perfect destination for tourists to experience natural beauty and take a challenging trek or two. Shillong is not only famous for its popular tourist destinations but it is also the education hub of northeast India due to the presence of many reputed educational institutions. The picturesque hill station Shillong is surrounded by pine forests has numerous enchanting waterfalls, ancient megaliths, mesmerizing valleys and dreamy landscapes.
Some of the top things to do in Shillong are to visit Shillong Peak located at a distance of 10km southwards of the main city and get lost in the views of the panoramic sights of waterfalls, Himalayas, the lush green surroundings and Bangladesh plains; visit Umium Lake 15km north of Shillong and go for boating and have some relaxing time by the lake. Other incredible things to do in Shillong are to visit Elephant Falls, the three tier waterfall of Shillong, Lewduh the largest traditional market, visit Laitlum Canyon one of the most amazing and picturesque tourist destinations perched atop the East Khasi Hills. The Laitlum Canyons literally means “The End of Hills” or “The End of The World”. Nestled in the embrace of majestic hills and valleys in one such spot from where the vast, verdant and fascinating panorama of Meghalaya could be viewed and admired. You may also visit Wards Lake at the center of the Shillong city and indulge in paddle boating. Lady Hydari Park, Police Bazar, Don Bosco Museum are some of the other popular places of attractions in Shillong no one should miss visiting. The police bazaar is also called as the Khyndailad Bazar and is located at the centre of the Shillong. This bazar can be added to the place to visit in Shillong for shopaholics.