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People visit Shillong to explore mesmerizing landscapes, Caves, numerous waterfalls, crystal clear lakes people, and their culture, it is famous for heavy rainfall. It is said that Shillong is the Scotland of the East. The hill station never fails to attract visitors from all around the world.
Umiam lake, located at a distance of 15 km north of Shillong is a mesmerizing man-made water body. Umiam means 'water of tears'. The Umiam Lake is girdled by lush green East Khasi hills. It is a great spot to watch the sun rising. There is also a field where people love to picnic and get away. 1 to 2 hours are enough to explore the entire Umiam lake. There is no restriction on the time bond to enter the lake or any interest fee. But if you want to enjoy water sports activities you should reach between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. they offer a variety of water boats at different prices. The cost for the pedal boat is INR 20 for 30 minutes, skiing is INR 200, scooter and River busses cost INR 50 and Yachting costs INR 100 per person.
One of the most popular falls in the North East, located near Shillong is Elephant falls. The local people of Khasi call the fall 'Ka Kshaid Lai Khohsiew'. Here you will get to see three falls at one spot. Your phone is situated between dense forests. It is advised to wear comfortable shoes with a good grip to avoid certain slips on the stair because you need to take at least 100 stairs to reach the elephant fall. There is no entry fee and it will take less than an hour to explore the fall. Tourists are allowed to come near the fall between 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., remember that the elephant fall remains closed on Sundays.
Shillong Peak offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire surrounding, the Himalayas, waterfall, and even the Bangladesh landscape. You can also get a telescope available there for tourists to get a perfect view for INR 10. Shillong peak is positioned at the air force base. It is advised to carry valid ID proof for checking at the gate.
Mawlynnong has situated around 90 km from Shillong in the east of the Khasi hills. It is a small village that was declared Asia's cleanest village in 2003. The village offers great picturesque views of natural beauty with word and forest glister clear water flowering orchids hanging from the trees and extremely clean roads.
The police bazaar in Shillong is the prime shopping hub for locals as well as tourists. They offer a variety of winter clothing from Thailand such as caps, jackets, sweaters, boots, and makeup kits for girls from Japan, Korea, and China, and a wonderful collection of bags and shoes at affordable prices. It is a perfect place to collect souvenirs. One should also try the taste of local cuisine and street foods, such as momos, jalebis, Tungrymbai, and Dohneiiong.
Shillong welcomes summer from March to June. The temperature during this period ranges between 15° Celsius and 25° Celsius. The ambiance and summer season is very calm and green. The people of Shillong also celebrate the festival of Shad Suk Mynsiem in April.
Shillong witnessed a monsoon between July and September. The temperature ranges between 12° Celsius and 16° Celsius. During these months Shillong experiences heavy rainfall, and there will be difficulty in exploring major attractions, so it is not recommended to visit Shillong during monsoon season.
Between October and March is considered the best time to visit Shillong. The temperature there is between 2° Celsius and 22° Celsius. The weather during these months remains pleasant. People of Shillong celebrate Many festivals during these months like the Autumn festival, Nongrem dance festival, and Wangala festival, it is the perfect time to visit Shillong and enjoy its natural beauty as well as the culture of people.
There is a lack of rail and airway connection in Shillong, the roadway is the only option one has to choose. But You have an opportunity to make your journey easy and hustle-free with us. Rent a bike from us in a few simple steps. You need to visit the official website of Ridobiko http://www.ridobiko.com or you can dial us on 9971770131. The transaction will be 100% secure and you can even earn points on each of your successful transactions which you can use on your future bookings.