There’s a reason why Shillong has always been a favourite among travellers. Its scenic beauty, pleasant weather as well as a myriad of sight-seeing spots, have travellers attracted to this place. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya; one of the smallest states in India. The place has some astounding natural attractions owing to its location; being situated between Garo and Khashi Hills. Out of everything you must see and do, these five places shouldn’t be missed for anything. Also Read - Meghalaya TET 2021 Registration Begins Tomorrow: Here’s How to Apply | Step-by-step Guide Here

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Shillong Golf Course is one of the largest golf courses in Asia, and is considered to be one of the few natural golf courses at that. In the year 1898 a group of British officers from civil services constructed a nine-hole course to introduce golf to the people of this region. The enchanting view of this golf course has been increased manifold by the pine and rhododendron trees surrounding it. United States Golf Association Museum has considered this golf course to be the ‘Glen Eagle of the East’. Also Read - Tips to Travel Amid Pandemic | Where to Go, How to Plan, Honeymoon Destinations And More From 'Travel With Searats'

Shillong Peak

Shillong peak is a famous picnic spot, which is situated at a distance of 10 km from the city. This spot is situated at an altitude of 1966 meters above sea level, making it the highest point in the state. Shillong peak offers the most panoramic view of the entire region to its travellers, leaving them spell-bound.

Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls

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This mountain stream is located 12 km away from the city, and descends by 3 successive falls. They are set in the dells of rocks, which are covered by fern, making it a perfect spot for photographers to get some gorgeous shots.

Umiam Lake

Umiam Lake is a perfect spot for water-sport lovers. Being situated at a distance of 17 km from the city, this lake offers the opportunities of various water sports like water skiing, water scooter, and sailing among others.


This is actually the ‘Monument of France’, locally known as Motphran. It was constructed in the memory of the 26th Khasi Labour Corps, who served in France under the British rule during the World War I. Therefore, this monument is a perfect insignia of the history of World War I. History lovers are going to love visiting this place.

Apart from these places, Shillong is also adorned by some other attractive spots, and deserve a small mention. If you have the time and inclination, you could also visit Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, Entomological Museum, Wards Lake, Mawsynram, Bishop and Beadon Falls, Spread Eagle Falls and the Sweet Falls.

Shillong is a rather well-connected city; Umroi Airport is the nearest airport from Shillong, whereas Guwahati is the nearest railway station. Once you reach Shillong, private cabs can be easily hired to take you around.