Shillong is one of the most beautiful and serene hill stations in India and around the world. Located in the north-east, Shillong is the capital one Meghalaya, one of the seven sister states. It is surrounded by the East Khasi Hills, green valleys and a lot of villages that thrive on their culture and tradition. Beautiful waterfalls, calm lakes and cloudy skies, Shillong is the kind of getaway a lot of us are looking forward to and pretty much need! Here are some photographs of Shillong, that will make you want to plan trip to the north east soon!

Shillong is named after a deity named Lei Shyllong.

It is often referred to as the Scotland of the East.

Photograph courtesy: Sarit Arora/Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Sarit Arora/Creative Commons

The hill station offers several nature walks and treks that bring you closer to nature.

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Photograph courtesy: Sarit Arora/Creative Commons

The Umaim Lake is one of the biggest attractions of Shillong

Photograph courtesy: Ashraf Masrur/Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Ashraf Masrur/Creative Commons

The fact that it is India’s 330th most populous city, makes it perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Photograph courtesy: Sarit Arora/Creative Commons

Police Bazaar is the hub of all activities in Shillong.

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It comes to life post sundown like any other city!

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Every place in Shillong offers views that beat the cityscape hands down!

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Photograph courtesy: Sarit Arora/Creative Commons

In fact, most of them are almost postcard perfect.

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Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

The greenery around you is almost overwhelming.

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Photograph courtesy: Masrur Ashraf/ Creative Commons

And the people too are warm and friendly

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Photograph courtesy: Arnaud DG/Creative Commons

And though at point, you’ll feel completely lost…

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Photograph courtesy: Ashraf Masrur/Creative Commons

You won’t mind it one bit!

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Photograph courtesy: Deep Goswami/ Creative Commons

In fact, you probably won’t want to go back home!

Photograph: Shutterstock

Photograph: Shutterstock

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