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A Meeting with Nature

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya which offers you many caves, crystal clear lakes, mountain peaks, and breathtaking sightseeing. 


Located at a distance of 10 kilometers from the main city Shillong which requires 20 minutes of driving, visit the Shillong peak, which offers the most panoramic view of the entire Shillong as well as some regions of Bangladesh landscape. Also, you will be offered a telescope to have a close view of the surrounding. The Shillong peak is situated at the Air force base because of it, heavy checking is done so remember to keep your I'd proof with yourself while visiting the Shillong peak. The entry is free but you will be charged INR 10 for a telescopic view. You are allowed to visit between 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This place will take you less than an hour. 


A man-made reservoir is situated 15 kilometers from Shillong, the Umium Lake. Premium Lake is surrounded by green verdant Khasi Lake hills. The verdant forest is spread across 222 square kilometers. One gets a bundle of sightseeing beautiful creations. You can visit the lake anytime but the watersports start after 9:00 AM and continue till 5:00 PM. Charges are Pedal boat/canoe/kayak is INR 20, Skiing INR 200, Scooter INR 50, River bus INR 50, Yachting INR 100. Approx 1-2 hours is required to explore the Umium Lake and half an hour to experience the Boat ride. 


The three-step waterfalls are located at a distance of 12 kilometers from Shillong, the Elephant waterfall offers breathtaking sightseeing of nature. Monsoon is the best time to visit the elephant waterfall. One is allowed to visit the elephant waterfall between 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. There is no visiting fee to enter the waterfall. Approx. 1 and half hours are required to explore the entire waterfall. 


And the favorite part is shopping for souvenirs for loved ones and yourself. You can have a perfect collection of souvenirs from the police bazaar which is the popular market of Shillong. It is a prime shopping hub that attracts most tourists. The market offers you a collection of jewelry, merchandise, apparel, handicrafts, home decor, and foods. 

Don't forget to have the taste of their food which they are famous for like momo, jalebi, Jadoh, Dohneiiong and so on. You can also explore some Cafes like City hut, Jiva sizzlers, Trattoria, Red Rice, Eee Cee bakery, RB stores, and Madras Cafe.

Remember the market remains closed on Sundays. 


Shillong welcomes summer from March to June. The average temperature during these months varies between 15 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. Though it's summer, the weather remains pleasant and calm, which makes it an ideal time to visit Shillong. You can also enjoy their local festival of Shad Suk Mynsiem which is celebrated with the full joy of traditional music and dance in April.


Shillong welcomes Monsoon from July to September. The place witnessed an average annual rainfall of around 3300 mm. The average temperature during these months fluctuates between 12 degrees Celsius and 16 degrees Celsius. People who love nature and adventure can visit Shillong during the monsoon. Shillong offers a picturesque view. If you are visiting during the monsoon don't forget to be a part of the traditional festival of The tribe of Jaintia. 


Shillong welcomes winter from October and stays till March. The temperature fluctuates between two degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius. Which makes it another season for visiting Shillong. During winters no doubt you will enjoy nature but also lots of festivals like the autumn festival which is celebrated in October and November with lots of colors and entertainment like cultural programs dance and famous activities on a global level.  You can also enjoy the Nongrem dance Festival which is again celebrated in October and November. Nongrem Festival is celebrated by the people of Shillong to thank the almighty for prosperity peace and a good harvest. In February the Wangala festival is celebrated to honor the god of fertility. 


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