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|
|Rainfall||2,954 mm average yearly|
|Best Time to Visit||October–November and March–April|
How to get there
1. Air :-The nearest airport is Guwahati in Assam.
Places to Visit
|Sohpetbneng Peak||Botanical Garden|
|State Museum||Bishop and Beadon Falls|
|Shillong Peak||Cathedral of Mary Help of Christian|
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.
|Hotel Polo Towers||Hotel Alpine Continental||Rosa Ville Cottage|
|Hotel Centre Point||Pinewood Hotel||Broadway Hotel|
|Hotel Blue Pine||Hotel Magnum|