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Top 5 things to do in the city of Shillong

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Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is home to pine trees and numerous waterfalls. The city gets its name from the Lei Shyllong goddess worshipped at the Shillong peak.

This hill station provides relief from the heat across the county and is known for its mesmerizing sights and culture. The cooling gentle wind and light drizzles make the city suitable to visit at any time of the year.

Also, known as the ‘Scotland of the East’, this picturesque hill station houses crystal clear lakes, museums, zoos, exciting mountain peaks, and breathtakingly beautiful golf courses.

Shillong is also famous for its music culture and jovial people. Interestingly, the city has a very lively and young feel to it, along with a westernized culture.

When visiting Shillong, you are ought to add these following fun and exciting activities to your ‘things-to-do in Shillong’ list:

Things to do in Shillong

Trekking in the Calm and Composed Trails of David Scott Trekking Trail

David Scott Trekking Trail
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Although the option of trekking is available outside the city, it’s definitely worth your time. Considered one of the best places in Meghalaya to trek, the David Scott Trekking trail is surely the place where you feel the real charm of this ever-enthusiastic activity in trekkinglaya.

The valley is covered by a green carpet and passes through sandstone and low granite cliffs amidst the rolling hills.

Also, you can avail of the Sophet Bneng, living root bridge and the Living Root Bridge for some other exciting experiences.

River Rafting at Ranikor

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Most people consider North India is the only place for the adventurous activity of Rafting. But that’s where they are wrong, Ranikor in Meghalaya is another great destination to enjoy Rafting.

It is an often destination to Shillong and takes about 2 and a half hours to reach.

However, first-timers can enjoy this invigorating activity in Barapani Lake which is only 17km from the main town Shillong.

Waterfall Rappelling at the Elephant Falls

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Elephant falls, known for its astounding scenic view has an elevation of 40 ft for the thrilling activity of water rappelling.

Though it gives you an adventurous lifetime experience of rappelling but does not satiate an adventure-hungry soul.

Horse Riding along the Shillong Peak Pathway

Shillong Peak Pathway

The Shillong peak of Shillong is one of the perfect spots to have a small picnic. The best way to reach the spot is through horse riding.

You’ll get to enjoy a superb experience and an imposing sight of the picturesque slopes of the hill. The peak is adorned with tropical vegetation and wonderful cliffs hanging across the road.

Fun fact: Shillong Peak is the highest point in Meghalaya with an elevation of 1966 m.

Cave Exploring at Shnong Rim

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If you want to experience caving in Shillong then the limestone of Shnong Rim limestone caves is the perfect destination for you.

You can discover the traits of the prominent men and their dueling natures in the popular-longest such as: Krem Mawsmai, Krem Mamluk, and Krem Umshyrpi caves of Shillong holding the dark secrets within.

All in all, the city of Shillong is not only the best place for family vacations in North-East India but also the best destination for enjoying the adventure in North-East.


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