Monday, December 1, 2008

Shillong

In the North Eastern part of India, Shillong is a beautiful, small hill town. This place is called the Scotland of The East. Shillong is an enchanting place on the natures lap, famous for picturesque land scape, peak, water fall, lakes and mountain and pine trees. It is the capital of Meghalaya and dominated by Khasi. It is an ideal spot to enjoy a tranquil life. There are many interesting spots for the tourists in Shillong . To name a few-

Shillong peak – It is an ideal picnic spot just 10km from the town. It is the highest point in the state. The view of the Shillong town from the peak is excellent. In the evening the lights of the city from the peak looks like star studded abyss.

Ward's LakeIn the heart of the town is the ward lake. It is an ideal place for boating and garden walk. Small fishes in the lake attract a lot of visitors in the park.

Beadon Bishop Fall- These are very famous fall in Shillong, the mass of water disolve in to a misty spark.

Golf Course - The third oldest golf course in India. It is termed as the gleneagle of the East.

Cherrapunjee – 56 km from Shillong, Cherrapunjee is the wettest place in this belt. The drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee is excellent amidst the roaring water falls and green forest.

There are lots of other places in and around Shillong like Bara pani, Elephant Falls, state museum etc which draw a bulk of tourists every time.

The main population of the state is Khasi, so the Khasi culture dominates the state. There are a few Bengali families also. The people of Shillong has liking English rock music. There are lots of good convent schools and colleges in Shillong. As per the food is concerned Chinese food are very famous here. Beside that Shillong's mo mos are very special.

Getting there

The nearest airport in Shillong is Guwahati. From Shillong to Guwahati there is three hours journey. And the nearest rail head is also Guwahati. And Guwahati is well connected from all the place of India .

Lodging

Being the capital of Meghalaya there are plenty of staying facility there.

3 comments:

  1. Hello!!!!

    Shillong the Scotland of North East is a very beautiful town!!!!!
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