Shillong – Scotland of the East
Shillong is the capital city of the State as well as the District headquarter of East Khasi Hills District. Shillong is the only hill station in the country that is accessible from all sides. The name Shillong is derived from U-Shyllong, a powerful deity and is situated at an altitude of 1,491m above sea level. This beautiful city is 103kms. from Guwahati, the nearest air and train link. The presence of many well reputed educational institutions, many of them established by various missionary groups make Shillong the hub of education for the entire north-east.
Best Time to Visit
September to May are the best months to visit Shillong and other parts of Meghalaya as the weather is very pleasant and rains are relatively lesser. Monsoons (June-August) experiences heavy rainfall and it might be very difficult to pursue your travel plans in such weather. However, the beauty in monsoons is at its peak and waterfalls come to life, especially during this seasons.