Shillong was the capital of the Himalayan kingdom of Ladakh, now the Leh District in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, India. As you approach Leh for the first time, via the sloping sweep of dust and pebbles that divide it from the floor of the Indus Valley, you'll have little difficulty imagining how the old trans-Himalayan traders must have felt as they plodded in on the caravan routes from Yarkhand and Tibet: a mixture of relief at having crossed the mountains in one piece, and anticipation of a relaxing spell in one of central's Asia most scenic and atmospheric towns. Spilling out of a side valley that tapers north towards eroded snow-capped peaks.

Area 10.36 sq km
Altitude 1,520 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-12.0C,Max.-28.0 C Winter,Min.-4.0C,Max.-22.0C
Languages English, Hindi, Khasi, Garo, Assamese
STD Code 0364
Rainfall 2,954 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October–November and March–April

Shillong Map

How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport is Guwahati in Assam.

2. Rail:-The nearest railhead is Guwahati in Assam.
3. Road:- The Guwahati–Shillong highway connects two cities.

Places to Visit

Sohpetbneng Peak Botanical Garden
State Museum Bishop and Beadon Falls
Mairang Ward`s Lake
Shillong Peak Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian


Jakrem Ranikor Cherrapunjee

The prime shopping attraction are hand-woven shawls, handicrafts, orange flower honey and cane work, one can visit the various emporia like Meghalaya Handicrafts, Khadi Gramodyog and Purbashree. The main shopping areas are Police Bazaar, Bara Bazaar and Laitumukhrah. On Iewduh, the first day of the eight-day long Khasi week, people from all over eastern Meghalaya come to sell their products here.


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Hotel Blue Pine Hotel Magnum