Shillong Peak Overview

Ranked 2 of 43 sightseeing in Shillong

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 along with the city lights is a treat to witness.

According to historians, Shillong is named after this hill. As per regional mythology, the patron deity 'Leishyllong' has her abode at the hill and protects city against all evils from here. Besides, a sanctum offering curtsy U Shulong is situated at the hill top. During springs, the spiritual pastor of Mylliem offer prayers at the sanctum.

An ideal retreat for visitors, the location also features a radar station of the Indian Air Force. Due to security reasons at the air base, travellers have to surrender their cameras while reaching view-point.
 

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What travellers are saying about Shillong Peak

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Saurav Mantra

Saurav Mantra5.0/5

106 reviews

Beautiful location

Literally can see the whole city. Tremendous view and just a beautiful place and you can click Pictures as well . And it's good ??. Do check this place out if you ever come to Shillong

Narzaryparijat

Narzaryparijat3.6/5

5 reviews

View of the city from the highest point in town

One of the places where one can always go for a drive. One can see the whole city from the peak. You can wear the traditional dresses of the local people ( khasi) called dhara and click pictures for memories. The traditional dresses are bright and in colour. Just the drive from the city to the peak is great because of the naturally beautiful scenery.

Ankita Sharma

Ankita Sharma4.3/5

17 reviews

Worth The View

The Shillong Peak is one the most breathtaking views you will ever see in your life. Although not easily accessible to all, because it is under the control of the Air Force, one has to take permission to enter the area and follow certain strict guidelines and restrictions. But the drive to the peak as well as the peak itself is worth the minor inconveniences. It feels like you are in the sky, looking at Shillong below you, which is literally true because you are almost 6500 ft above sea-level and can see the entire city of Shillong underneath.

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Bornav Ráychaúdhury

Bornav Ráychaúdhury4.3/5

18 reviews

Highest point of Khasi Hills

Shillong peak is at an altitude of 1900m. It is located in Upper Shillong and can be visited while travelling towards Cherrapunjee, Mawlynong.Photo: clicked with Micromax Dual 5
  • Highest point of Khasi Hills

Nitin Pethkar

Nitin Pethkar4.3/5

91 reviews

Ideal picnic spot

An ideal picnic spot, 1965 metres above sea level and 10 kms from the city, offers a panoramic view of these country side, and is also the highest point in the State. Obeisance is paid to you Shulong at the sanctum at the peak's summit every springtime, by the religious priest of Mylliem State. In the evening the city lights below appear like a started abyss.

Kaushik Mitra

Kaushik Mitra5.0/5

36 reviews

A great place to visit in Shillong

Shillong View Point is about half an hour drive from Shillong city.. It's located inside the Air Force area... Have to get a permission from gate before entering.. You can get a great picturesque view of Shillong from this peak... There are two viewing towers in this peak area.. Telescopes are available for ten rupees at the top for viewing the city... You can dress up in traditional dresses and have a photograph clicked...

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Ankit Saraf

Ankit Saraf4.3/5

16 reviews

Complete View of Shillong

You can have a complete view of Shillong from the peak. The view is breathtaking (but also depicts the rising population and urbanisation). Do keep a two hour slot when visiting Shillong Peak View Point as the military check and pass system recently introduced can consume a lot of time.

Munish arora

Munish arora2.9/5

3 reviews

Nice view of Shillong

At Shillong peak you get a nice view of city and you can click photos. There khasi dress is available on rent at 50 rs per person which you can wear and click fotos of your own or get it printed from them ... If you have to Maharashtra and seen Western Ghats then it would not be a new experience but if you have not been there then may like it ...

Dheeraj kumar

Dheeraj kumar3.2/5

8 reviews

A nice airy place to visit, beautiful site

A must to visit site. Its inside IAF station. You must have valid photo id to enter IAF station. Your photo ids will get submitted until you return back from site. This site is inside IAF station, once you enter inside IAF station all private operators 's mobiles will be shut down no tower inc postpaids of private operators, only bsnl postpaid of outside states and local bsnl prepaid work, after reaching inside you can climb up the tower and see the Shillong city from peak, you can pay 10rs/min to view city by a nikon benachlor installed there.

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Sourav Ghosh

Sourav Ghosh4.3/5

9 reviews

A good place to visit

You can view the Shillong city from this point, the senario was outstanding from the watch tower. You can also try the traditional dress of Megalaya people for photoshoot.Some food stall was there fkr refreshment. Some shop was there for purchasing the local winter profuct.

Photos of Shillong Peak

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Vidyut Maurya

Shillong Peak, Shillong
Shillong Peak, Shillong

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Avik Roy

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Shillong Peak, Shillong

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Chandana Ghosh

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Shillong Peak, Shillong

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