Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a store of the natural beauty that offers serenity and relaxation. The high sky-climbing mountains, the stunning lakes with crystal clear water, the mesmerizing waterfalls and the wide-spread pine forests have made this place a biggest attraction for the tourists. Due to all these beautiful attractions, Shillong is also known as the “Scotland of the East”.
One of the most famous hill stations, Shillong, got its name from the deity Lei Shyllong. Though it was considered as a small village till 1864, it became the civil station of Jaintia hills and Khasi after that. An amazing fact about this place is it has been totally rebuilt by the people of Meghalaya after it got destroyed by a strong earthquake in 1897.
Shillong is a land of many picturesque places where you can not only enjoy the nature to the best but can also capture your special moments. These include Shillong Peak, Elephant falls, Umiam Lake, Lady Hydari Park, the Shillong Catholic Cathedral, the Baptist Church, Dingei Hills, Dumpeep Peak and the Ward Lake. The best time to visit Shillong is March-April and October-November.