The Capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is one of the major tourist destinations in North East India. The British loved this place so much that they had established its Capital for Eastern Bengal and Assam For its climate and unique topographical features the British referred Shillong as the “Scotland of The East”. Shillong is said to one of the most picture perfect cities in India that offers the best views around.
Morning after breakfast Visit Wards Lake located in the heart of the Shillong City adjoining to the Governors Residence. Shaped like a horseshoe, it is one of the prominent hang-out spot in Shillong. This century old lake was built by an engineer named Mr. Pollock. Hence it is also known to be as “Polok’s Lake”. One can opt for boating and pleasant walks on the cobbled sand stone pathways covered with varieties of flowers. Visit one of the largest Cathedrel of Meghalaya Situated in At Laitumkhrah. The colorful glasses of the skylight window along with the paintings of the Jesus spreading the messages of God are influenced by the European art and architecture.
Later in the day we proceed for Shillong Peak It is the highest point of Shillong, located in the upper Shillong an an altitude of 1961 meters (6,433 feet). The name Shillong originated from “Leishyllong” meaning god who is believed to live on the Shillong peak, overlooking the city and on a clear day one can enjoy the beautiful view of the entire City.
Elephant Falls Located in the Upper Shillong town it is one of the majestic waterfalls in Meghalaya. The water of this three steps falls comes down in flows from different levels over the fern-covered rocks and falls into the canyon down below. The best time to visit the waterfalls is during the monsoon when it offers breath-taking scenery. The forests covered with ferns and thick bamboo grooves are also worth visited for the nature lovers to find the presence of various species of butterflies, birds and orchids.
Evening at leisure and enjoy your comfortable stay at the hotel.