Capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is sanctified with pleasant climate throughout the year that makes it the most preferable honeymoon destination. During the monsoon season, it turns magical; the surroundings and scenic locations add to the luminous ecstasy. Lying in the cradle of tall pine conifers, its undulating terrain, splendor views, lush valleys, mountains and dense forests are a constant source of attraction for tourists. Shillong offers a bequeathing element for an exploration; the amiable atmosphere accords a peaceful and a fun-filled honeymoon.
Known as big water or barapani, this lake is an ideal place to experience the grandeur of Shillong. It offers water sports like water scooting, kayaking and sailing for adventurous couples.
Unique and exquisitely charming, it is the highest peak of the state at a height of 2000 m above sea level and presents the most panoramic sights. At the peak you will also find a sacred spot dedicated to the U Shulong where rituals are held.
A very steep and one of the most mesmerizing waterfalls. Water gushes down from a height of 96 m, which is hardly visible from the foot of the falls. It is a perfect place to spend some time in solitude.
Mahadev Khola Dham
Most popular religious spot of the city with Lord Shiva devotees, this cave temple is 150 years old. Festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm and an aura of celebrations brings the whole place alive.
Bishop and Beadon Falls
The twin waterfalls are quite an unparalleled sight. The water flowing from the emerald green hill looks like a beautiful white ribbon.
Royal inns, luxury hotels, heritage hotels, budget hotels and cottages are some of the options you can look for accommodation.
Lewduh is the largest open street market where one can get a nice picture of local life here. Traditional bamboo handicrafts and woolen handmade shawls are the most popular buys.
Best time to visit
September to May is the best season. October is pleasant and best suited for sightseeing.
How To Reach
Guwahati is the nearest major airport 100 km away and well-connected to major cities and towns around.
Nearest railhead is Guwahati 100 km away and connected to major railheads across India.
State run public buses and private buses are easily available. One can also hire private cabs.