9 Beautiful Places to Visit in Shillong

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Here is a list of some of the best places to visit in Shillong, Meghalaya...

Elephant Falls

The Elephant Falls is a two-tier waterfall in Shillong. The name originated in the British era when someone spotted a giant rock that looked like an elephant near the fall.


Seven Sisters Falls

Seven Sisters Falls, also known as Nohsngithiang Falls, is a seven-segmented waterfall located near Shillong. It is about 1033 ft. high.


Dawki River

Dawki River, located near Shillong is often termed as the cleanest river in Asia. The water here is so clear that you can easily see the river bed.


Umiam Lake

Umiam Lake was built by the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 1960s to serve as a reservoir. It is now a popular destination for water sport and adventure facilities.


Mawlynnong Village

Mawlynnong is know as Asia's cleanest village. The residents of the village recycle water, banned plastic, and everyone, including every child, is responsible for its cleanliness.


Living Root Bridge

There are a number of living root bridges in Meghalaya. You can find one near the Mawlynnong village. This is also considered one of the best places to visit near Shillong.


Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. It is located about 50 kms from Shillong. The falls create a plunge pool with water of an unusual shade of green.


Ward's Lake

Ward's lake, also known as Pollock's Lake, was built by Colonel Hopkins in 1894. It was named after the then chief commissioner of Assam, Sir William Ward, who planned this lake.


Shillong Viewpoint

The Shillong peak is the highest point in Shillong. From this viewpoint, you can get a view of the entire Shillong city. The altitude of this place is 6449 ft.


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