Shillong is the capital city of the north eastern state of Meghalaya, and is a pristine and beautiful hill station resting at an altitude of 1496 metres. Shillong is fondly regarded as the ‘Scotland of the East’, because of its tranquil natural setting and abundance of biodiversity. The town is characterized by rolls of greenery, lush fields, tumbling waterfalls, giant mountains and numerous nature trails. Every year with the best sightseeing tours in Shillong, it is being frequented by a rising number of both local and foreign tourists. Owing to its beautiful climate, Shillong is suited for travel all around the year, except during the months of June-July when the region experiences heavy rainfall. Shillong boasts of stunning natural regions and cultural hotspots.
After the monsoons recede Shillong adorns the avatar of tranquillity where every space looks pure after the recent rainshower. A hike to the Shillong Peak can be an invigorating experience as the summit offers a picturesque view of the city from above. Among other interesting activities most preferred ones are climbing up to Elephant Falls; taking a walk down history at the Shillong Golf Course where one gets to reminisce about the olden-expatriate era, offering prayers at the Shillong Cathedral and shopping for interesting curios at the Police Bazaar.
A mere fifteen kilometres drive from Shillong at the Mawlynnong village, stands the awe-inspiring Rengthiam Falls in all its grandeur, this pretty waterfall is visited by a lot of tourists. Shillong gives quick access to the village called Mawlynnong located in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. This quaint village is renowned for its women-centric society and in the recent years, the village has also been declared as Asia's cleanest village. Other sightseeing tours in Shillong are Umiam lake, Ward’s Lake, Lady Hydari Park, don Bosco Museum among other interesting gateway tours to Mawsynram & Cherrapunjee.