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Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India and home to the Khasis. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 1496m above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 1966m. Shillong is popularly known as 'Scotland of the East' as the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland.

Must See

-Elephant Falls
-Lady Hydari Park
-Crinoline Falls
-Wards Lake (locally known as Nan-Polok)
-Shillong Golf Course
-Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
-The Stone of France (locally known as Motphran)
-Shillong Peak
-Captain Williamson Sangma State Museum
-Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
-Entomological Museum (Butterfly Museum)
-Chrysalis the Gallery
-State Museum
-Bishop and Beadon Falls
-Spread Eagle Falls
-Sweet Falls (also called 'Weitden' in the native dialect)
-Umiam Lake (Barapani)

Popular Food

-Bamboo Shoot Pickles
-Momos (steamed Tibetan dumplings filled with cabbage and pork)

Things to Buy

-Bamboo Handicrafts and Woollen Handmade Shawls
-Art Crafts (made of wood and bamboo)

How To reach

Roadways
-Shillong is well connected by roads with all major north eastern states
-Two major National Highways pass through NH-40 and NH-44
-Private as well as State Transport buses from other states ply to and from Shillong daily
-Taxi services are also available to destinations like Guwahati, Agartala, Dimapur and other North Eastern towns and cities

Railways
-The nearest railway station is in Guwahati(98km) from Shillong and is well connected with all major cities of India

Airways
-Shillong Airport is in Umroi, about 25km from Shillong
-It is a small airport with flights only to/from Kolkata on certain days of the week and generally are cancelled at the last minute due to inclement weather
-Guwahati Airport(118km) is the nearest airport well connected with major cities of India

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