Meghalaya is one of the country’s newest states with its capital at Shillong. Meghalaya is a state in Northeast India. The name means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit. The population of Meghalaya as of 2016 is estimated to be 3,211,474. For long a summer retreat of the British, the beautifully kept golf course and several English country cottages testify to another influence besides the local one. Beautiful lakes and falls, hillside cottages, a large university, and the popular Bara Bazar are quaint aspects of this town.
Nature has blessed her with abundant rainfall, smiling sunshine, dark virgin forests, high plateaus, tumbling waterfalls, crystal rivers, dreamy streamlets
The place, the people and the climate all combine to create an atmosphere to make Shillong an ideal holiday resort throughout the year. Shillong is a hill station in northeast India and capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s known for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park. Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by walking trails. North, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures features displays on the region’s native people. Waterfalls include the Elephant Falls to the southwest. East of here, forested Shillong Peak offers city views. Cherrapunji, the wettest place on earth is only 56 km away from Shillong. Shad Sukmynsiem means to dance with joyful heart. It is a thanksgiving dance, held in Shillong in the month of April every year.
Place to Visit
Ward Lake, Botanical Garden & Museum, Meghalaya State Museum, Lady Hydari Park & Mini Zoo, Crinoline Falls & Swimming Pool, Wei Tdem (Sweet Falls), Shillong Peak, Elephanta Falls, Arunachal Pradesh Museum, Iewduh Bara Bazar, Butterfly Museum, Bishop & Beadon Falls, Shillong Golf Course, Polo Grounds, Umian Lake.