Tourist Places in Shillong

Places to Visit in Shillong

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Shillong Average Rating - 5.7/7 1 based on 2374 Ratings

Shillong is mostly preferred by travellers. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Shillong is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Family. The best season or months to visit places in Shillong are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. There are 39 tourist places in Shillong, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Shillong can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Shillong for 2 days to 3 days.
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Shillong Tourist Places



Shillong Peak, Shillong
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6/ 7 1
40 Ratings & 33 Reviews
Shillong Peak is the highest peak of the province of Himalayas, standing at an altitude of 1,965 metre above the sea level. One of the most visited sites of the hill station, this peak provides a breathtaking view of Shillong city and Himalayan ranges. The star-studded night... Read More »
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Police Bazar, Shillong
  • Type: Market
Police Bazar, Shillong
Rank 2
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5.3/ 7 1
21 Ratings & 21 Reviews
Police Bazaar also popularly known as PB by the locals is a commercial hub in the downtown area, near the main bus stand. It is packed with shops, restaurants and hotels making it a convenient central hub from where tourists can make trips to the town's various tourist... Read More »
"Haggle your way"1 month ago "Center of Shillong"2 months ago
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Elephant Falls, Shillong
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5.9/ 7 1
27 Ratings & 20 Reviews
Elephant Falls is among most popular tourist sites of the city in East Khasi Hills District. The waterfall is located in Upper Shillong area within the Eastern Air Command of Indian Airforce. Situated at a distance of 12 km from the capital city of Meghalaya and at a distance... Read More »
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Golf Course, Shillong
  • Type: Sport
Golf Course, Shillong
Rank 4
Ranked 4 of 39
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Average Rating
5.4/ 7 1
18 Ratings & 17 Reviews
Golf Course of Shillong, is one of the oldest golf courses in the country, commissioned during British regime. The course was laid down by the British Civil Service Officers at a location known as 'Laban' in the year 1898. Initially started as a 9-hole course, it was... Read More »
"Take beautiful pictures"2 months ago "Golf Course."3 months ago
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Lady Hydari Park, Shillong
  • Type: Park
  • Entry: Paid
Lady Hydari Park, Shillong
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4.9/ 7 1
12 Ratings & 10 Reviews
Lady Hydari Park is among the most frequented tourist spots of the region. The park is dedicated to the first lady of the province, Lady Hydari, wife of the Governor of Assam. Lady Hydari Park encompasses a wide variety of local flowering plants and orchids, and is landscaped... Read More »
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Wards Lake, Shillong
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Average Rating
5.8/ 7 1
11 Ratings & 10 Reviews
Wards Lake is among most popular tourist locations of the hill station. It is an artificial lake that is enveloped within a widespread garden. Also known as Polok Lake, the water body is located in the middle of the city. The serene horse-shoe shaped lake is... Read More »
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Shillong Cathedral, Shillong
  • Type: Church
Shillong Cathedral, Shillong
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Average Rating
6.4/ 7 1
10 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Shillong Cathedral is one of the most ancient churches of the region. The largest church of the province, known as Cathedral Church of Mary Help of Christian, was built by the Germans in 1913. Heritage monument, known for its beautiful architecture, is a worship place... Read More »
"Nice Cathedral"2 months ago "Peace in blue"3 months ago
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Don Bosco Museum, Shillong
  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
Don Bosco Museum, Shillong
Rank 8
Ranked 8 of 39
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Average Rating
6.6/ 7 1
9 Ratings & 8 Reviews
Don Bosco Museum, is a theme museum that has a repository of information on the entire north eastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura. The museum exhibits a wide collection of regional  artwork, attires, accoutrements,... Read More »
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Mawsynram, Shillong
  • Type: Water spring
Mawsynram, Shillong
Rank 9
Ranked 9 of 39
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Average Rating
6.6/ 7 1
10 Ratings & 7 Reviews
The wettest place on earth, Mawsynram gets around 12 metres of rainfall annually. Mawsynram attracts plenty of nature loving tourists who are drawn by its bountiful fresh air, clear blue skies, abundant greenery and lush waterfalls. Mawsynram's other natural... Read More »
Umiam Lake, Shillong
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5.8/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Umiam Lake is among the popular tourist spots and is 17 km from Shillong. Resembling to the lakes of Scotland, the beautiful lake was formed as a part of building a reservoir. The water body is also known as 'Barapani' (big water), sprawling over an area of 10 sq. km.... Read More »
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  • Type: Cave
Mawjymbuin Cave, Shillong
Rank 11
Ranked 11 of 39
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Average Rating
5.6/ 7 1
6 Ratings & 5 Reviews
Mawjymbuin Caves are located at a distance of 56 km from Shillong. These are natural caves with many natural formations inside as well. The major draw here is a giant stalagmite in the shape of a Shivlinga. What adds to the curiosity is the fact that this Shivlinga is... Read More »
"Attracts a lot of tourists"2 months ago "Natural Cave"2 months ago
Mawphlang, Shillong
  • Type: Village
Mawphlang, Shillong
Rank 12
Ranked 12 of 39
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Average Rating
5.5/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Mawphlang, located 25 km from Shillong, is popular for being home to Meghalaya's most renowned forest grove. Known as the Sacred Forest, it is revered by the local Jaintias and offers a glimpse into the history of the Khasis and their religious beliefs.The Sacred Forest... Read More »
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Sweet Falls, Shillong
  • Type: Water Fall
Sweet Falls, Shillong
Rank 13
Ranked 13 of 39
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Average Rating
5.6/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Sweet Falls, a very steep fall, is one of the most mesmerising waterfalls in the country. The beauty of the waterfall along with gargling sound of the water, bird chirps and rich flora are the highlights of this fall. Situated near Happy Valley, at a distance of about... Read More »
"Natural beauty"4 weeks ago "Sweet, as the name goes!!!"2 months ago
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  • Type: Market
Bara Bazaar (Iewduh Market), Shillong
Rank 14
Ranked 14 of 39
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Average Rating
5.4/ 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
  • Type: Water Fall
Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong
Rank 15
Ranked 15 of 39
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Average Rating
5.7/ 7 1
5 Ratings & 3 Reviews
  • Type: Trail
David Scott Trail, Shillong
Rank 16
Ranked 16 of 39
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Average Rating
6.3/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
David Scott Trail is one of the most popular trekking routes in Meghalaya. Originally this trekking trail was a bridle path established by David Scott, a British officer, in the early 1800s, and was used by people to travel from Assam to Bangladesh. Though the entire route... Read More »
The Meghalaya Butterfly Museum, Shillong
  • Type: Museum
The Meghalaya Butterfly Museum, Shillong
Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 39
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Average Rating
4.8/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
The Meghalaya Butterfly Museum houses 1,600 species of butterflies, moths and insects of distinct patterns and colours gathered from around the world. Museum was inaugurated with the view to conserve rare species of fascinating colourful butterflies and moths. Most of the... Read More »
"A privately owned museum"Mar 29, 2014 "Very high entry fee"Dec 1, 2013
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  • Type: Museum
Air Force Museum, Shillong
Rank 18
Ranked 18 of 39
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Average Rating
4.5/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
  The Air Force Museum in Shillong is situated in the Headquarter of the Eastern Command of the Indian Air Force. It is on the way to Cherrapunjee, at a distance of 8 km from the city. The museum provides information on the history of the Indian Air Force. There... Read More »
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Spread Eagle Falls, Shillong
  • Type: Water Fall
Spread Eagle Falls, Shillong
Rank 19
Ranked 19 of 39
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Average Rating
5/ 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Spread Eagle Falls is located in the East Khasi Hills District, in the Shillong Cantonment. It is about 6 km from the city and 3 km from the Polo ground. The Spread Eagle Falls or the Sati Falls are considered to be the widest fall in entire Shillong. It grows wide near the... Read More »
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Jakrem, Shillong
  • Type: Village
Jakrem, Shillong
Rank 20
Ranked 20 of 39
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Average Rating
4.5/ 7 1
2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Located at a distance of 64 km from Shillong, Jakrem is a popular health resort. Visitors are drawn to Jakrem for its famed sulphur hot springs which are supposed to have medicinal curative properties.   Read More »
"A natural hot spring"Mar 27, 2014 "Aviod it !"Oct 6, 2013
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