Shillong, also known as, Scotland of the East (the name given by the British authorities), is nestled in the lap of Khasi hills with lush green vegetation. Being the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is, undeniably, the most lively and energetic place in Meghalaya.
The freshness of the air, the playfulness of clouds and the pleasantness of the climate are some of the reasons (out of many) to plan your vacation in Shillong. Major tourist spots include waterfalls, vibrant gardens, clean and beautiful lakes, historical museums and, of course, some of the mesmerizing viewpoints.
Shillong, like any other capital city, is the centre of all the economic activities in the state and that’s why you get to experience the cosmopolis lifestyle in the city. Outside Shillong, the geographic landscapes and way of life are in stark contrast to the other hilly terrains and that is because THIS IS THE WETTEST PLACE ON EARTH!
Language is never a problem here. The natives easily understand and converse in English, Hindi, and Bangla although Khasi is the local language.
When to Travel?
The best time to visit Shillong is anytime other than the Monsoon months. October to April is the time you should aim for visiting this place.