Shillong, Scotland of modern India. Also, known as the RockMusic-Capital of India. The charming beauty of the city attracts tourists from around the world. The paradise in its own, one who is in search of peace and tranquility Shillong is the place to be. Eastern India, also known as the 7 sisters, Shillong is the most fascinating one. You can visit Shillong any time of the year, but it would be suggested to not to venture out during the rainy season, as the nearby Cherrapunjee records the highest rainfalls in the entire world or second highest. So, here it is the beautiful places to visit in Shillong- the charm of the North East
To visit Shillong Peak, one needs a permit and if you can contact somebody who is in the Indian Air Force, or knows how to enter the place with a permit, nothing would be better than that. This Cantt. The area is the highest peak in Shillong and has got a full clear view of the complete city, which looks magnificent in the evening. Believe me, if you are not surrounded by clouds, you can enjoy the most serene views, even from your hotel room. It is advisable to always carry your ID proofs or Aadhar card with you.
Elephant Falls, is another feather in the cap of our North-Eastern Hill Queen Shillong. Britishers named it so because it looked like an elephant head. But due to an earthquake in the past, a portion of it got distorted. Whereas still, the place has not lost its charm, all you have to do is a trek, so carry your trekking shoes and be prepared to walk. It is located in the Upper Shillong Region, and can be visited from 9-5 PM all the days, and is 11 km from the city. One can hire a cab or a bus from Police Bazaar.
Ward’s Lake, is breathtaking boating, walkway park, and a lake is a beauty in itself. You can boat here for hours, and just wander amidst nature and enjoy the scenic beauty. One can also not magical/dancing fountains, cafes, and come for a picnic with their family and friends.
Umiam Lake also known as Bada Paani is encircled by a thick wall of coniferous trees of the East Khasi Hills. The locals also know it by the name of the Bada Paani. There are a few dotted islands inside this lake, which is formed by the damming of the Umiam River. This Lake is famous for its water sports, kayaking, boating, water cycling, scooting.
If you have plans to visit cherrapunjee, please just don’t say NO. There are living-root-bridges, which are one of a kind, built by the locals over centuries. You will have to trek 3-5 Kms though, passing the clouds. Carry your BSNL sim card while traveling there.