3-Day Shillong Itinerary

Day 1:

Mode of Transport: For hassle-free commute and make most of your time, hire a cab for the day’s sightseeing.

Cantonment Tour

09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Pay a visit at the iconic Elephant Falls to kick off your tour.

The falls was discovered by the British officials. Here you get to see three waterfalls, one below the other. There are a few steps to get to the bottom where you get the best pictures. There is a small assortment of shops and eateries at the entrance that keep the tourists engaged and refreshed.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

500 meters from the Elephant Falls is the Indian Air Force Museum.

If you are an aviation fan or on a trip with kids, this is a must visit place. They have retired aircrafts and weapons on display. You also learn about the operations of Air Force in North East.

Time duration: 30 – 45 min

After this, you head toward the Shillong View Point, Laitkor.

This is a prime tourist spot in Shillong. Being is the highest point in Shillong, you get the view of the entire city from the 2 watch towers. From here, you figure out why Shillong is called Scotland of the East. The area is under strict observance of Air Force and it is important to carry ID proof and abide by the rules. Here, you can look to have your brunch as well.

Time duration: 1 – 1.5 hours

Shillong City Centre Tour

03:00 PM – 07:00 PM

As you enter the city centre for your next stop, we recommend to drop by at the Dylan’s Café. A contemporary themed café that offers some awesome food.

The final attraction of the day is the Ward’s Lake.

A lake that is surrounded by a vibrant garden, flowerbeds and walkway. Boating on the lake is what attracts most of the tourists. The lake is the breeding ground for some species of fish. A wooden bridge at the centre of the lake is the spot where you can feed them.

Time duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

500 meters from the lake is the Police bazaar, the largest market place in Shillong. Explore the area on foot. Here you can shop till you drop!

Also read: Best Area To Book your Hotel in Shillong

Day 2:

Mode of Transport: For hassle-free commute and make most of your time, hire a cab for the day’s sightseeing.

Reservoir and Museum Visit

09:00 AM – 02:00 PM

Today, you will be visiting the largest lake in Meghalaya, Umiam Lake.

The lake lies next to the Guwahti-Shillong Road. It takes 45 min to get here from Shillong. The lake is a paradise for photographers, nature lovers and people of any kind. There are multiple spots to view the lake from different perspective. It will take some time to explore the area in and out.

Time duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Your next stop will be at Don Bosco Museum.

This is a must-visit place in Shillong. The museum has 7 floors and each floor is dedicated to separate aspect of the Northeast history and culture. The arrangement of the museum is such that the chronology of the events are maintained. The tour begins at the first floor and ends at the skywalk on the roof. Another spot where you have to spend some time to understand the significance of this museum.

Time duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

For lunch, you can try the City Hut Family Dhaba at Police Bazaar.

Garden and Golf Course

03:00 PM – 07:00 PM

Post lunch, head towards the Lady Hydari Park.

The park attracts tourists in large numbers. It showcases a unique collection of plants and flowers. The garden is home to birds and reptiles as well. If traveling with kids, you must spend some time here.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

The last attraction for the day will be the Shillong Golf Course.

A perfect place to wind up your day. The golf course is a massive ground used for recreational activities. Taking a stroll in the park is a relaxing experience in itself. Localities involve themselves in fun and games or come for a picnic.

Time duration: 45 min – 1 hour

Later, head towards the Bara Bazaar, another popular market place, to buy souvenirs for your loved ones.

Also read: Shillong Off-beat Travel Plan

Day 3:

Mode of Transport: For hassle-free commute and make most of your time, hire a cab for the day’s sightseeing.

Embrace the Nature

09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Today’s itinerary lets you explore the natural beauty of Shillong at the Laitlum Canyons.

It takes more than an hour to get here. All through the journey, you get to see the panoramic landscapes. The road runs through traditional villages. As you tread along, you realise that region is not yet developed and only few houses have access to electricity. Laitlum Canyon is hard to describe in words. Once you be there, it becomes difficult to leave. Bollywood movie, Rock On 2, was shot at this location.

There is only one shop here that serves maggi, tea, coffee and other items to fill you up.

On the way to (or back from) Laitlum Canyon, you can stop for a while at the Mawrymphiat Park at Smit. This park is an off-beat place and you don’t find many tourists here. The purity of atmosphere is intact and that is what you must endure.

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