Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is rightfully the Scotland of East. This beautiful hill city is
covered with cascading hills and pine trees. The city gets its name from Lei Shyllong, a local
deity, which is worshipped in the Shillong Peak. Standing at 1496m above mean sea level, this
region has a soothing climate, crystal-clear waterbodies, manicured golf courses, museums,
and much more. If you are looking for a cultural experience, you can find numerous tribal
communities like Bhowal, Mykiem, Khyrim, Langrim, and others. Enjoying their tribal lifestyle
and indigenous festivals is an important exotic activity in Shillong.
Given the natural beauty of the land, Shillong is a famous honeymoon destination, summer
retreat destination, and a family vacation site. The landscape of this region allows Shillong to be
an adventure destination too. Top outdoor sports to enjoy in Shillong are river canyoning, water
rappelling, mountain biking, archery, golfing, caving, and others. If you want to enjoy the nature
that is flourishing without the interference of westernized tourism, top places to visit are Shillong
Peak, Mawsynram, Mawlynnong, Umaiam Lake, Sweet Falls, Jakrem, Cherrapunjee, and others.
If you are down for some lazy time, explore the local markets to hunt souvenirs like bamboo
articles, wood articles, hand-woven local shawls, tribal head gear, traditional attire, handicrafts,
accessories, and more. The next interesting activity to enjoy here is the local cuisine, which is
famous for pork dishes prepared with an assortment of local spices.
Shillong is filled with interesting small hill villages, hot Sulphur natural springs, waterfalls, lakes,
trails, and much more. The best way to cover all these attractions is by choosing a holistic
Shillong Tour Packages between September and end of May. However, if you wish to enjoy athematic vacation with honeymoon activities, adventure activities, or others, you can find
customized tour packages too. Check out of the list of itineraries and pick the one that covers
Shillong in the way you would cherish.