Tourist Places in Shillong

Places to Visit in Shillong

Shillong - #1 of 9 in Meghalaya |
Shillong Average Rating - 5.8/7 1 based on 6210 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, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Shillong are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. There are 41 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.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Shillong Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Shillong, browse through photos & pictures, explore Shillong using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Shillong, which are great places to visit, are mawlynong, Mawsmai Cave, mawlynnong village, Zoological Museum, Arunachal State Museum. Shillong can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

Shillong Tourist Places



  • Type: Hill
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Shillong Peak, Shillong
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5.8 / 7 1
110 Ratings & 85 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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  • Type: Water Fall
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Elephant Falls, Shillong
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5.8 / 7 1
64 Ratings & 49 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 »
"Nice Place to watch"2 weeks ago "Lovely falls"3 weeks ago
  • Type: Market
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Police Bazar, Shillong
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54 Ratings & 47 Reviews
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  • Type: Lake
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Wards Lake, Shillong
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5.8 / 7 1
29 Ratings & 22 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 frequented by... Read More »
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  • Type: Sport
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Golf Course, Shillong
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21 Ratings & 20 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 »
  • Type: Park
  • Entry: Paid
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Lady Hydari Park, Shillong
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5.2 / 7 1
24 Ratings & 19 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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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Don Bosco Museum, Shillong
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6.5 / 7 1
19 Ratings & 16 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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  • Type: Lake
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Umiam Lake, Shillong
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6.0 / 7 1
18 Ratings & 15 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. The... Read More »
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  • Type: Church
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Shillong Cathedral, Shillong
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6.2 / 7 1
21 Ratings & 15 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 of... Read More »
"A nice Cathedral"3 months ago "It is a serene place"3 months ago
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  • Type: Water Fall
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Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong
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14 Ratings & 9 Reviews
Mawlynnong Waterfall is located is one of Asia’s cleanest and immaculate villages, Mawlynnong, Shillong. Popularly known as “God’s own garden”, this is a place that teach every visitor a thing or two about cleanliness during their trip to the North... Read More »
  • Type: Water spring
Mawsynram, Shillong
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10 Ratings & 7 Reviews
Fondly known as the place to record the highest amount of rainfall on the planet, Mawsynram is an enchanting little village situated in the East Khasi Hills district of the state of Meghalaya. Flourishing with healthy green flora and fauna, the village is bound to appeal to... Read More »
  • Type: Cave
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Mawjymbuin Cave, Shillong
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8 Ratings & 7 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 »
  • Type: Museum
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Air Force Museum, Shillong
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5.8 / 7 1
10 Ratings & 6 Reviews
  • Type: Market
Bara Bazaar (Iewduh Market), Shillong
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4.6 / 7 1
5 Ratings & 5 Reviews
A huge shout-out to all the shopaholics heading towards the delightful rainy town of Shillong! Bara Bazaar has everything that you need in order to satiate your hunger for shopping, and then much more. One distinct feature of this place is that it is extremely chaotic, but you... Read More »
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  • Type: Water Fall
Sweet Falls, Shillong
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7 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"Jun 27, 2014 "Sweet, as the name goes!!!"May 14, 2014
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  • Type: Offbeat Attraction
Laitlum Canyons, Shillong
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6.7 / 7 1
6 Ratings & 4 Reviews
Laitlum Canyons is an upcoming tourist destination at Shillong in Meghalaya. This place is remarkable due to its natural environmental formation.Perched at great heights, it is in fact the edge of a hill which is surrounded by green hills and valleys. The view of grassy plus... Read More »
"A Must Visit"Nov 22, 2015 "The offbeat beauty"May 6, 2015
  • Type: Water Fall
Mawphlang Falls, Shillong
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5.5 / 7 1
4 Ratings & 4 Reviews
This calm, serene and magnificent waterfall nestled away in the thick green forests of Shillong is perhaps the most soul-cleansing experience you will have in your life! While the waterfall in itself does offer something unique, it is also the entire environment around it that... Read More »
  • Type: Trail
David Scott Trail, Shillong
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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 »
  • Type: Museum
The Meghalaya Butterfly Museum, Shillong
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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: Village
Jakrem, Shillong
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5.0 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Located over 64 km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, Jakrem is one of the many hidden wonders of the country. Not densely populated like the other tourist destination in Meghalaya, Jakrem is the land of hot springs. The area is blessed with bursts of hot sulphur water,... Read More »

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