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Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a hill town, situated in the north eastern part of India. Shillong in Meghalaya is situated at an altitude of 1496 m above sea level. Shillong remained the capital of Assam, before the formation of Meghalaya in the 1974. The place, the people and the climate all combined together to create an amiable atmosphere, to make Shillong Meghalaya an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth is only 56 kms away from Shillong. Shillong has beautiful lakes and waterfalls, and is set in pine forests and green mountains. It is a popular hill-station which the British used to call the Scotland of the East.
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Shillong is the picturesque district headquarters of the East Khasi Hills and one of the northeast's most popular hill stations. Its stunning natural setting enshrouded in mists, broken by sunny days, urge you to venture into the green hillsides to spend wonderful moments in the outdoors. In 1876, the English set about separating the province of Assam from Bengal. The English of the Raj-era had an uncanny instinct for uncovering some of the most delightful secrets of our mountain ranges and when they came upon this little mountain village (at the time a part of Assam) they set about replicating a bit of Scotland here for themselves in these beautiful highlands. First they established a garrison township of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills, because of its strategic location between the Surma Valley of Bangladesh and the Bramhaputra River. Then, they very quickly started converting it into a sprawling civil base, complete with churches, Victorian bungalows with

Sightseeing in Shillong
Shillong Peak:
An ideal picnic spot, 10 km. from the city, 1965 m above sea level, offers a panoramic view of the scenic country side, and is also the highest point in the State. Obeisance is paid to U Shulong at the sanctum sanctorum at the peak's summit every springtime, by the religious priest of Mylliem State. In the evening the city lights below appear like a star-studded abyss.

Cherrapunjee (Sohra):
56 km from Shillong, situated in one of the rainiest rain-belt in the world, 1,300 m above sea level. A pleasant drive to see roaring water falls leaping into deep gorges, including the famed Nohsngithiang falls. The lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves and orange honey. Centre of Khasi culture and literature, it also has the oldest Presbyterian Church and also an establishment of the Ramkrishna Mission.

Sohpetbneng Peak:
1,343 m, 20 km from Shillong, regarded as sacred by the Hynniewtrep people, is set amidst a beautiful scenic view against the backdrop of a sacred forest. This 'Navel of Heaven' as per Khasi mythology is a heavenly peak which offers to fill the spiritual void and emptiness, to those who seek and desire solace and peace of mind.

Ward's Lake:
Located in the heart of the city, popular for short garden walks and boating, celebrated its centenary recently.

Umiam Lake: Umiam Khwan (Barapani), 17 km from Shillong, offers water sports facilities including sailing, water skiing, water scooter The Orchid Lake Resort and the adjacent Lum Nehru Park is an ideal quiet holiday resort.

Botanical Garden: A secluded but captivating spot with plethora of indigenous and exotic plants and is located just below the Ward's Lake.

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