Meghalaya is one of the country’s newest states with its capital at Shillong. For long a summer retreat of the British, the beautifully kept golf course and several English country cottages testify to another influence besides the local one. Meghalaya or the 'abode of the cloud' is meant for Gods to live in with its pure atmosphere. Its sweet water and peaceful environment would attract even Gods. It invites you with open arms to spend some time in its lap of nature. Tucked away in the hills of eastern sub-Himalayas Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in India. Nature has blessed her with abundant rainfall, sun-shine, virgin forests, high plateaus, tumbling waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, meandering streamlets and above all with sturdy, intelligent and hospitable people. Beautiful lakes and falls, hillside cottages, a large university, and the popular Bara Bazar are quaint aspects of this town.
The place, the people and the climate all combine to create an atmosphere to make Shillong an ideal holiday resort throughout the year. Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth is only 56 kms away from Shillong. Shad Sukmynsiem means dance with joyful heart. It is a thanks giving dance, held in shillong in the month of April every year.
Altitude: 1496 meters. Climate (deg C): Summer - Max 23.3, Min 15. Winter - Max 15.6, Min 3.9.
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year.
Ward Lake, Botanical Garden & Museum, Meghalaya State Museum, Lady Hydari Park & Mini Zoo, Crinoline Falls & Swimming Pool, Wei Tdem (Sweet Falls), Shillong Peak, Elephanta Falls, Arunachal Pradesh Museum, Iewduh Bara Bazar, Butterfly Museum, Bishop & Beadon Falls, Shillong Golf Course, Polo Grounds, Umian Lake.
Cherrapunjee- 56 kms, Dwaki- 86 kms.
By Air: Nearest airport Guwahati- 129 kms and Umroi Airport- 31 kms are connected with Calcutta.
By Rail: Nearest Railhead is Guwahati- 103 kms.
By Road: Calcutta- 1184 kms, Darjeeling- 690 kms, Gangtok- 692 kms, Guwahati- 103 kms, Kaziranga- 294 kms, Aizwal- 430 kms, Siliguri- 578 kms, Manas- 273 kms, Agartala- 499 kms, Kohima- 469 kms, Itanagar- 481 kms.
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