PLACES TO SEE
Shillong is blessed with so many unique places that it may easily take you a month to explore the beautiful state. Here is the list of all the beautiful places to visit in Shillong, the colorful and cultural capital of the state that you should not miss out.
Elephant Falls is a definite place to visit which provides you an experience to remember. It is a wonderful waterfall which is few kilometers away from the main town but very scenic and beautiful. The name is derived from the shape of an elephant that the rocks below the waterfall resembles and makes a perfect spot to visit with family, as couples or just for recreation. It is a calm place where the sound of the waterfall soothes your senses and your body.
Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM
It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the whole of Northwest that is sure to blow your mind away with its natural charm. The lake is actually a reservoir built on the lake but is a treat to the senses. The lake is also a great spot for a picnic or a weekend hangout. The landscape here is wonderful and the availability of water activities like boating, kayaking, and others makes the place even more thrilling.
Timings: Watersports from 9 AM to 5 PM
Shillong Peak & View Point
It is one of the most scenic viewpoints where the panoramic view is splendid and breathtaking. It will be a place that would stay in your mind forever and the mountain peaks along with the whole city view is really a great deal you shouldn't miss. You can easily hire a cab to the viewpoint but the best experience is provided on a bright and sunny day. The experience of being here is absolutely refreshing and bags a spot among the most exciting places to visit in Shillong.
Timings: 9 AM to 3:30 PM
Don Bosco Museum
It is one of the best places to learn about the Tribal culture and the cultural history of the Meghalaya and a superb museum which brings out several secrets of cultures here. The museum has several old artifacts and collections that depict the richness in its culture of Meghalaya. The Museum is very large and has about 17 galleries of paintings, figures, sculptures and many more that really adds to the reasons why you should visit the museum in Shillong.
Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Closed on Sundays
If you are a shopaholic and cannot resist no matter where you go, Police Bazar is the best place you must go. The place is a hub of major brands and shopping complex where you can try local cuisines, buy clothes, handicrafts and you will also find a cluster if average priced hotels for you to crash in. It is one of the busiest places in Shillong where you can find anything that you may be in need of. There are also a few Pubs which brighten the nightlife here.
Timings: 8 AM to 10:00 PM