Shillong has been called the ‘Scotland of the East‘. This is a direct result of its stylish, smooth and beautiful scenes.
The city is given with some quintessential touring offices like the Ward Lake or the Botanical Garden. However, what holds consideration of the sightseers are the waterfalls in and around Shillong. Among them, the Elephant Falls of Meghalaya holds the prime consideration. Here we present to you;
Top 10 spots to visit in Shillong
It is a combination of 3 rivers. One of the British officers named it as Elephant falls after they saw a rock which resembled as an elephant. The falls are surrounded by green vegetation that provides a perfect backdrop.
The Don Bosco Museum:
It is part of DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures). DBCIC comprises research on cultures, publications, training, animation program and the museum, which is a place of knowledge-sharing on the cultures of the northeast in particular, and of culture in general.
Shillong Golf Course:
It enjoys the rare distinction of being one of the few natural golf courses in Asia. Not only is the Shillong Golf Course scenic and enjoyable, but it is also challenging.
A group of British civil service officers introduced golf to Shillong in 1898 by constructing a nine-hole course. The present 18-hole course was inaugurated in 1924.
Laitlum Canyons is one of the least explored places in Shillong. This gorgeous place will provide you with a panoramic view of the Racing village and grassy valleys. This is a must-visit destination.
The “Stone of France” which is locally known as “Motphran” was erected in memory of the 26th Khasi Labour Corps who served under the British in France during World War I.
It bears the words of the famous Latin poet Horace “Dulce et decorum est pro Patria mori” which can be roughly translated as “It is sweet and fitting to die for one’s country.”
David Scott Trail:
The stretch between Ladmawphlang village to Mawphlang village is roughly 16 kms long and is a picturesque day hike. This was originally the horse-cart road that connected the plains of Sylhet (now in Bangladesh) to Assam. Camps can be set to treat the eyes to the stunning views of lush rugged Umiam valley.
A beautiful man-made lake named after Sir William Ward, the then, Chief Commissioner of Assam. Also known as the Polok Lake, it is an artificial lake with garden and boating facilities.