A beautiful oasis of calm in busy Shillong, Wards Lake offers boating options and landscaped gardens for strolling through. A part of Shillong's Raj legacy that remains a beloved recreational spot.
Once the capital of the Raj-era Assam Province, Shillong today is the state capital of the beautiful North-East Indian state of Meghalaya. This region, literally called ‘The Abode of the Clouds’ has an abundance of geological curiosities that attract a stream of visitors from around the world; Shillong with its many natural and man-made attractions, is the veritable jewel in this crown of hills.
This cosmopolitan and multi-cultural hill city is a vibrant and welcoming hub for students, businessmen and visitors who are attracted by its renowned educational institutions, its many financial opportunities and of course, its innumerable tourism attractions. Being well connected by road, Shillong is at once secluded and yet easy to reach.
Above all, Shillong continues to be famous for its fascinating natural splendour, its beautiful hills and plentiful flora; the orchids and ferns of the region deserve special mention. Adventure-seekers will also be rewarded by rich trekking and caving prospects. Read on to know how best to discover a few of the the treasures and places to visit that Shillong has to offer you!
A day trip out of Shillong leads one into some of the wettest parts of the world. Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram offer panoramic vistas of rolling hills and virgin jungles, adventurous treks and picnic spots galore. Also on the way are the Nohkalikai Falls (the fourth largest waterfalls in the world), living roots bridges and many testaments to the region's rich history of missionary work.