Thursday, 29 November 2018

Best place to visit in Northeast India - Shillong | Things to do in Shillong

Shillong is a beautiful hill station located in northeast India and it is also a capital of the Meghalaya state of India. Shillong is well known for the amazing gardens at Lady Hydari Park, the Ward Lake is surrounded by beautifully designed walking trails. At north, the Don Bosco museum is a Centre of regional Cultures. At southwest, the beautiful Elephant Waterfalls and at the east forested Shillong Peak offers amazing views of the city.

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For those who are interested in going to the Northeast of India, Shillong is a beautiful destination situated in Meghalaya, there are many waterfalls, surrounding hills and a very peaceful atmosphere. Here you can enjoy beautiful sunrise and sunset with delicious dishes.

Sweet falls
Sweet Falls is one of the most outstanding and beautiful waterfalls in Shillong. It situated about 5 km from Happy Valley and its about 96 metres in height. It is most beautiful but also most dangerous waterfall in Shillong. Anyone can reach to this waterfalls via road. This straight shield falls on the black rocks from a height of 96 meters. During the rainy season, the falling speed of water also increases and it falls down with full force. The view of this waterfall is very magnificent.

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Lady Haidari Park
Lady Haidari Park is a very famous tourist destination in Shillong, it is located in the heart of Shillong city. This is a green garden, which decorated throughout the year with lots of colorful flowers. The lady Haidari is very well maintained park and you can feel the freshness after entering in it, Kids will definitely more enjoy at this place there is also a mini zoo. All the flowers in this garden are very much colourful and beautiful. Its very clean and path between the gardens are very much comfortable to walk for a long time. There is also some shelter where you can take some rest if you get tired. This is very nice place to spend some peaceful time with your family.

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Shillong Peak
Shillong Peak is the most highest peak of Shillong. From here you can get the panoramic views of the whole city. This is also a famous tourist destination of the city, where most of the tourists visit. The tourist are attracted here just to see the beautiful panoramic views of the city from this Shillong peak. Many historians believes  that this city is named Shilong on this mountain.

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Wards lake
The charming wards lake is increase the beauty of Shilong. Wards lake is located in the center of the Shillong city, where you can enjoy boating in this lake. The water of this lake is very clean and you can see the floating fish inside the lake clearly. Also you can visit to the Botanical Garden which also associated with it. This is one of the wonderful lake in Shillong which is closed on Tuesday. The entry fee of this lake is Rs 20 per person. The lake is surrounded by beautiful flowers, pine trees and green grassland, lots of tourist visit this lake.

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Umiam lake
Umiam lake is located on the way of Guwahati to Shillong. When you see this Lake it is very hard to believe that the lake is man made. Anyone can get the breathtaking views of the lake from the top of the bridge. If you visit this lake in winter season, it is totally turned into a frozen lake which is very amazing to see.

The Umiam lake is very huge and beautiful, here you can enjoy the beauty of this lake from many different angles. There are total three view points to explore it's beauty. The first one is when you coming from Guwahati, then the second one is from the top of the hill surrounding the lake and the last one is most popular which contains a view point deck made by local peoples.

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