A magical visit to the beautiful city of Shillong

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Shillong is the capital city of the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is a famous hill-station and attracts a large number of tourists all the year round.

Shillong is the capital city of the Indian state of Meghalaya and is a famous hill-station as well. It is also known popularly as the “Scotland of the East” owing to its gorgeous hills and valleys. Renowned for its pleasant and pollution-free environment as well as unprecedented beauty, Shillong is indeed a great choice if you are looking for a memorable holiday with your loved ones.

One of the most prominent attractions while you are here is the Mawlynnong waterfall situated in the pristine village of Mawlynnong. This village has been voted up as the cleanest village of entire Asia in 2005 by the Discover India Magazine, and this title was reinforced by National Geographic, UNESCO and BBC later.

If you are a nature lover, you can visit here and feel that you have finally seen paradise. This whole village is like a beautiful wonderland and is known lovingly by tourists and travellers as “God’s own Garden”. If you are planning a visit during the monsoons, you are in for a treat for your mind and soul.

There is beautiful lush greenery and flowering orchids to soothe your eyes. Agriculture is the main occupation og the village and keeping the surroundings clean is an age-old tradition here. It is a rather common sight to see people picking up leaves and garbage off the streets frequently. One of the best things to do when you are in here is to strike a conversation with the locals and try to understand their ideologies and traditions that have led to this commendable achievement at the level of entire village. Due to its high popularity among tourists, the village features in a large number of Shillong packages as well.

Another interesting place to visit in Shillong is the Umiam lake which is a reservoir made by damming the Umiam river.

Since its construction, the lake has been serving as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya. If you are an adventure lover, you indulge in a large number of water sports and adventure activities that take place here. Some of the most popular activities that take place frequently here include boating,  water cycling, scooting and kayaking. One of the most popular vantage points of Shillong is the Shillong View Point. It is near the Shillong Peak, which is the highest point of Shillong city.

The view from this point during the night is a sight to cherish forever. Moreover it is a host to a radar station of the Indian Air Force. So if you are owning a camera, you are supposed to declare it at the beginning of your visit itself. If you are into sports, you might fancy a visit to the Shillong Golf Course which enjoys a rather pristine and gorgeous location. It is the first golf course of India to have 18 holes in its grounds and it is like a dream come true for golfers.

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