Shillong: Best Things to Do

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Dominated with park, waterfall and natural places such as Ka Phang Nonglait Park, Spread Eagle Falls, Don Bosco Museum, and Elephant Falls.

Shillong is located in India and famous for being a city in the middle of the plateau.

It's just 5 hours from New Delhi by flight.

The best accommodation in Shillong is Hotel Polo Towers Shillong and HOTEL HEIGA VNS, Shillong.

Don't forget to try the authentic food in Shillong, Jalebi.

So, just book your flight to Shillong as your journey exploring the best of India..



Take a walk along Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak is a tourist attraction with the beautiful view. This place is the right place to see the most of this city from the top. The nature view refreshes the mind. Don't worry, this place has facilities such as a parking area, toilet, and others. This place offers snacks, tea, and coffee.

Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak

This is the highest point in Meghalaya state.

Shillong peak provides superb panoramic view of Shillong City.

Lush greenery and the serene environment make this spot popular with tourists.

You can also rent a telescope to watch the view more clearly.

Address : Peak Viewing Point, Shillong, Meghalaya 793004, India


The city is famous for Ward's Lake. Ward's Lake is the lake with the beautiful park. This place has some attractions such as a boat, playground, and walking track. This place located in the middle of this city and makes you find this place. Then, this place really good for you to bring your family to recreation on the holiday.

Ward's Lake

Good place to spend quality time with your family, especially with children.

Superb and peaceful with clean water and a variety of different plants.

Boat rides are available at reasonable cost.

Lots of fish present in the lake that expect every visitor to feed them.

There's a coffee shop inside as well with a beautiful view.

Address : near Ward'd Lake, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India


You can find numerous gift shops with interesting items to bring home. M/S Khasi Emporium is the souvenirs store that offers a variety of handicrafts. This store offers bags, accessories, and a display. Laitumkhrah Market (Ïew-Laitumkhrah) is the traditional market in India. This market offers fresh food such as fabric, vegetables, meat, and fruits.

M/S Khasi Emporium

Handloom & handicraft outlet.

Items of various tribes of north east India like Khasi, Naga,Mizo,Manipuri, are available here.

Popular among tourists.

The staff is kind.

Address : O.B. Shopping Mall, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India

Laitumkhrah Market (Ïew-Laitumkhrah)

It's a must visit store at Shillong for the Fashion Lovers.

The place is very clean and the weather is too pleasant to live happily.

Grocery and raw food items like mutton fish beef and pork along with vegetables are available here.

The staff is very kind and helpful.

Address : Nongkynrih, Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India


The authentic food in Shillong is Jalebi. Jalebi made from Hung curd, cornflour, saffron, baking soda, rose essence and others. Lassi is one of the iconic drink from India. Lassi made from Rosewater, dry fruits, saffron, sugar, ice cubes, and others.


Shillong has some various cultures such as Khasi, Garo dan Jaintia. Then, this city dominated with Khasi culture with the Christian religion and many Bengali and Nepalese communities. The unique things that Khasi culture implementation matrilineal and mother are the heads of families.


The best time to visit Shillong is from September and May. During these months, the pleasant weather makes you like when traveling in Shillong.


Stay in Hotel Polo Towers Shillong is three stars hotel with a competitive price. This hotel located 2.1 km from Lady Hydari Park. Then, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minibars, and tea and coffee making facilities. The public facilities are an international restaurant, an Irish pub, and a polished grill with a terrace, plus a cafe, a spa, and a fitness room. HOTEL HEIGA VNS, Shillong is a favourite hotel when traveling in Shillong because located in the middle of this city. It's just 8-minutes from Lady Hydari Park by walk. This hotel provides minibars, Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Other amenities are a TV lounge, a trendy bar, and a laid-back restaurant with city views and open-air dining.

Hotel Polo Towers Shillong

Pretty good 4 star property in Shillong in heart of city.

This hotel is good to visit during spring, summer and fall.

Luxury rooms and delicious food in this hotel.

Staffs are well behaved and cooperative.

Address : Oakland Road, Near Polo Grounds, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India


A very superb hotel with the best rooftop bar in entire Shillong.

The room is spacious and with all the facilities.

Food is decent in the restaurant.

Staff is very courteous and always readily available as and when required.

Address : Upper Lachumiere Dhankheti Shillong, Jowai Roads, NH6, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India


Try the famous food with a visit to City Hut Family Dhaba. City Hut Family Dhaba is the famous restaurant that you should visit in Shillong. This restaurant has some various Indian menu as recommended. This restaurant also has an amazing decoration with a garden. Deja Vu is a popular Chinese restaurant in Shillong. This restaurant has a modern style with wooden decoration. The delicious food makes you love to eat here.

City Hut Family Dhaba

It's one of the best places in and around Police Bazar to grab a lunch or dinner.

Nicely decorated place with very healthy and warm welcome.

The food is of the best quality one can get in Shillong.

The service is excellent the waiter is very polite and professional.

Address : Earle Holiday Home, Oakland Road, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India

Deja Vu

Deja Vu is a popular Chinese restaurant in Shillong.

Address : Nongkynrih, Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India


Hangout in Shillong, Dylan's Café is the great cafe to spend time here. This place has a modern style with cool decoration. This cafe has some bakery and drink. Cafe Shillong is the popular cafe in Shillong. This cafe has a classic style with a cozy atmosphere. Then, this cafe also a good place to build a conversation with others.

Dylan's Café

Cozy and well decorated cafe.

Beautiful scenery outside with a nice decor.

Quantity and quality of the food is very good.

The bakery is good and shakes are awesome.

Address : Tripura Castle Rd, Dhankheti, Malki, Shillong, Meghalaya 793014, India

Cafe Shillong

Cafe Shillong is the popular cafe in Shillong. This cafe has a classic style with a cozy atmosphere.

Address : Don Bosco, Nongkynrih, Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India


Spend your time with a visit to Tango RestoBar & Lounge is a bar that you can find in Shillong. This bar has a great selection of beer and wine. Then this bar has a classic vibe and suitable to spend your night in Shillong. The Evening Club is a popular bar in Shillong. This bar have a music live performance as the attraction. This bar also has a great selection of alcoholic drinks.

Tango RestoBar & Lounge

Amazing place to hangout with your group.

Ambiance inside is excellent too with decent space for dance.

The drinks and meals are amazing.

Enjoyable live performance by the local bands.

Address : Basement, OB Shopping Mall, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India

The Evening Club

Best place in Shillong for live music

The music settings and quality of sound produced is world class

Their snacks are delicious, acoustics are superb, and ambience is cosy.

The service is pretty good.

Address : The Eee Cee Hotel, Khyndailad, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India


The interesting place that you should visit is the Don Bosco Museum. Don Bosco Museum is the favorite museum that includes the history of Shillong culture. This museum offers tools, clothing, and artifacts. Spread Eagle Falls is waterfalls that become tourist attraction in Shillong. This waterfall has great scenery and the nature vibes that make you enjoy this place. This place becomes an interesting place to visit when in Shillong.

Don Bosco Museum

Probably the best museum in North East.

It has huge collection of models from range of tribes across north east.

It's informative and interesting.

A must visit spot in Shillong.

Address : Mawlai Phudmuri, Mawlai Mawdatbaki, Shillong, Meghalaya 793008, India

Spread Eagle Falls

A place where you can fell the majestic nature of North Eastern India.

Breathtaking scenery, and serene place to hold hand of someone really special.

It is a beutiful an waterfall, a place to go with your friends and family.

A must visit for any tourist travelling in the north eastern states of India.

Address : Laitumkhrah, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India


If you want to search the Instagram spots in Shillong is Elephant Falls. Elephant Falls is a waterfall with beautiful scenery. This waterfall is really suitable to take some moment in Shillong. Ka Phang Nonglait Park is a park located in the middle of Shillong. This park has many spots to take some photos here. Then, the park also a recreation place for families with a cozy atmosphere. Ka Phang Nonglait Park has also a picnic area, playground, and others.

Elephant Falls

One of the main attractions in the city Shillong is the Elephant Falls.

Peaceful and serene environment for relaxing.

The sight of this waterfall is worth capturing in your camera.

Surely a must visit place for people traveling to Shillong.

Address : Upper Shillong, Shillong, Meghalaya 793009, India

Ka Phang Nonglait Park

A awesome place for family picnic.

Atmosphere is beautiful and pleasant with wildlife.

Beautiful lush green grass bed and amazing flowers blossoming all around.

Good place for children's to play, and enjoy watching animals, birds and fishes in the pond.

Address : Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India