Shillong is a breathtaking hill station in Meghalaya. Nestled between the Khasi and Garo hills, this scenic hill station is characterized by glistening waterfalls, manicured gardens, azure lakes and diverse culture.Because of its natural beauty and lush greenery,Shillong is often referred to as the ‘Scotland of the East’ and rightly so the place is filled with natural beauty and captivates visitors.We have curated a list of the best places to visit in Shillong to witness the beauty of the place and will also enlighten you with the culture and heritage of Meghalaya.
Top 5 Places To Visit In Shillong On Your Next Holiday
One of the most beautiful lakes to visit in Shillong, Umiam Lake is surrounded by coniferous forests and Khasi hills. This man-made water body is formed by damming the Umiam River. The Lum Nehru Park adjoining the lake is a famous destination for day picnics and ideal for nature lovers. You can indulge in adventure sports at Umiam Lake like kayaking, boating, scooting etc.
This mesmerising waterfall in Shillong is three-tiered. Due to the adjacent rock which was present earlier, the fall was named Elephant Fall during British rule. However, the rock was destroyed by an earthquake but the falls remain to be called Elephant Falls. You can enjoy the soothing falls surrounded by the lush green vegetation.
Laitlum Canyons is an ideal destination for trekkers and hikers who love nature and adventure equally. Visit the hilltop and enjoy the stunning views of the hilly roads, valleys and surrounding beauty that the place has to offer.
This park is named after the first lady of the province, Lady Hydari. The park is spread over manicured gardens with scenic flower beds and even has a mini zoo inside the premises. If there are any kids on the trip, this park would be a great addition to your itinerary.
5.Phan Nonglait Park:-
Phan Nonglait Park is located at the centre of the city and attracts thousands of tourists every year. The park has Himalayan Black Bears, Porcupines, Jackals, and Leopards in the zoo. If you are a nature lover, you will enjoy the flora and fauna of the park. There is also a lake inside the park where you can enjoy the scenery while boating.
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