Tourist Places in Shillong

Places to Visit in Shillong

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Shillong Average Rating - 5.8/7 1 based on 7383 Ratings

Shillong is mostly preferred by travellers from Kolkata, Guwahati. 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 42 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 Mawsmai Cave, mawlynnong village, Zoological Museum, Arunachal State Museum, Motphran. Shillong can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.

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Umiam Lake, Shillong

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Umiam Lake, Shillong

Beautiful Umiam Lake
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Police Bazar, Shillong

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Shillong Tourist Places



  • Type: Hill
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Shillong Peak, Shillong
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5.8 / 7 1
117 Ratings & 91 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
70 Ratings & 55 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 »
  • Type: Lake
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Wards Lake, Shillong
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5.8 / 7 1
33 Ratings & 25 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 »
"Go for Boating!"4 weeks ago "A beautiful lake"Jul 23, 2016
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  • Type: Market
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Police Bazar, Shillong
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5.1 / 7 1
57 Ratings & 49 Reviews
"Good shopping site"Jan 17, 2017 "Just like the normal market"Jul 3, 2016
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  • Type: Museum
  • Entry: Paid
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Don Bosco Museum, Shillong
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20 Ratings & 17 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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20 Ratings & 17 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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22 Ratings & 16 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 »
"An excellent infrastructure"Jul 23, 2016 "A nice Cathedral"Apr 4, 2016
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  • Type: Water spring
Mawsynram, Shillong
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6.6 / 7 1
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: Water Fall
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Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong
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5.8 / 7 1
15 Ratings & 10 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: Offbeat Attraction
Laitlum Canyons, Shillong
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7 Ratings & 5 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 »
"Paradise among clouds"Jul 15, 2016 "A Must Visit"Nov 22, 2015
  • Type: Sport
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Golf Course, Shillong
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5.5 / 7 1
23 Ratings & 22 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: Water Fall
Sweet Falls, Shillong
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5.9 / 7 1
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: Trail
David Scott Trail, Shillong
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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: Cave
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Mawsmai Cave, Shillong
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2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
"Mawsmai Scalamite Caves"4 weeks ago "Caves galore"Apr 16, 2014
  • Type: Cave
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Mawjymbuin Cave, Shillong
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9 Ratings & 8 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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10 Ratings & 6 Reviews
  • Type: Park
  • Entry: Paid
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Lady Hydari Park, Shillong
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5.3 / 7 1
25 Ratings & 20 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
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Meghalaya State Museum, Shillong
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5.5 / 7 1
8 Ratings & 3 Reviews
Meghalaya State Museum is a frequented tourist site that exhibits vast collection of artefacts of tribal era and a collection of ancient scriptures. The museum houses a habitat section displaying living places of tribes, instruments used for day-to-day activities such as... Read More »
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  • Type: Water Fall
Beadon Falls, Shillong
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2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Beadon Falls is one of the two waterfalls flowing through a cluster of hills at an altitude of 1,496 metre. The site is located amidst a dense forest, which is a habitat to wild animals like leopard, langurs, wild cats, deer and bird species. Maintaining a good flow... Read More »
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  • Type: Water Fall
Crinoline Fall, Shillong
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2 Ratings & 2 Reviews
Crinoline Fall attracts visitors from across the world owing to its picturesque beauty. The fall is marginally covered with green bushes at the falling point at an altitude of 13 metre. The blend of sound of the water stream and bird chirping is a pleasant experience. At... Read More »
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