Shillong Peak Overview

The Shillong Peak is located 10 kilometres away from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. As the name suggests, this is a viewpoint with a height of over 1962 metres above the sea level. This is also the highest point of Shillong and comes with some of the best views of the entire city. Shillong Peak has a mild climb to the top and it is believed the have gotten the name from the tribal deity Lei Shyllong.

The locals believe that the deity guards the hills by residing at the base of it. The peak comes alive with a ceremony and celebrations organised for the tribal deity, which is also worth attending. Discover the lush greenery and enchanting waterfalls with our Meghalaya tour packages.

At the summit of Shillong Peak, enjoy scenic vistas and indulge in hot tea and snacks from the nearby stalls. The peak also houses a radar station that is owned and operated by the Indian Air Force. 


• Trek to the top of the Shillong Peak and admire the stunning views of the city of Shillong from the top. 
• Make the use of the telescope on the top of the peak and get panoramic views of the city from the top. 
• Sip a nice and hot cup of tea when you are enjoying the views from the top of the Shillong Peak. 
• Watch the peak and the base come alive with celebrations for Lei Shyllong- the local deity. 
• Try out the local outfit and shops located at the base of the peak and pose for photo shoots as a unique souvenir. 

How To Reach

  • By Car: The Shillong Peak is 16 kms from the city centre, it will take 45 minutes via the NH 106 route.

Best Time To Visit

Shillong peak is open throughout the year, so you can plan your visit to this place accordingly. 

  • The best season will be summer as the views will be clear from the peak at this time of the year.
  • Weekdays are the best as these are the times when the crowds are minimal and you can stay on the peak for much longer times. 
  • Plan your visit in the afternoon as this is the time when the sky is mostly clear and comes with the best views of the city. 

Other Essential Information

Visitor tips

1. You will have to pay an entry fee of up to 50 rupees per person before you can enter the Shillong Peak.

2. The peak is open on all days except Wednesdays, so plan your travel accordingly. 

3. The peak is open to visitors from 9 AM to 5 PM and you can plan your visit based on the timings. 

4. In case you are hungry at the peak, you can find some stalls that sell tea and snacks at affordable rates. 

5. Due to safety reasons, there will be a baggage check before entering the peak, so do co-operate with the rules and regulations. 

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