The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong, is considered one of the leading hill stations in India. The 330th most populous city in India is popularly known as the Scotland of the East. Has been selected as the 100th city under the Smart Cities Mission, this city is pollution-free, and it features a subtropical highland climate. Shillong remains pleasant throughout the year. It has fresh, rainy summers, and cold, dry winters. The monsoon starts in June and continues to the August end. However, the best months to visit this city are October–November and March–April.
What are the nearest airports of Shillong?
- Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati, India
- Paro International Airport, Paro, Bhutan
- Osmani International Airport, Sylhet, Bangladesh
- Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka, Bangladesh
What are the famous things to see in Shillong?
- Jaflong Zero Point
- Shillong View Point
- Air Force Museum
- Spread Eagle Falls
- Sweet Falls
- Umiam Lake
- Laitlum Canyons
- Ever Living Museum
- Mawphlang Sacred Forest
What are the famous hotels of Shillong?
- The Habitat Shillong
- The Heritage Club-Tripura Castle
- Ha Sharing Guest House
- Cafe Shillong Bed & Breakfast
- Woodland Hillstay
- Hotel Gateway Shillong
- The Majestic Hotel
- Pine Hill Homestay
- The Pear Tree
What are the famous restaurants in Shillong?
- Cafe Shillong
- Heritage Club – Tripura Castle
- City Hut Family Dhaba
- Munchies Shillong
- Dylan’s Café
- Bread Café
- Smoky Falls tribe Coffee
- Pinecone Restaurant
- Cafe Coffee Day
Why is Shillong regarded as the Scotland of the East?
The Scotland of the East offers mountain sky rolling hills, high peaks, waterfalls, clear lakes and greenery. If you browse the pictures of Shillong and Scotland, you will get them similar. Both the places are beautified with lush greenery and sky soaring hills. The mist-laden pastures look nothing less than a paradise on the cloudy days. Both these sites are blessed with roaring waterfalls and lakes that are surrounded with rolling hills. The lakes of Scotland and Shillong too hold stunning resemblance. There is a similarity between landscapes is a major reason behind the naming.