Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is one of the most beautiful places in Northeast India. It was the capital of undivided Assam since after the independence and became the capital of Meghalaya as this new state came into being in 1972. Nestled in a scenic plateau, it is surrounded by three of the most revered hills of Khasi tradition.
Shillong Map gives detailed information about this city of Meghalaya. Shillong is known all across India for its tranquil and unspoilt beauty. It is counted amongst one of the major tourist attractions of the Northeastern region of India.
Shillong is dotted with a large number of tourist attractions, the most visited among them is Shillong Peak. Located at an altitude of 1965 m, it offers a spectacular view of the Shillong city. The Bishop and the Beadon Falls offer another splendid sight to behold. These waterfalls are a great picnic spot for tourists as well as the people of Shillong.
Shillong is also famous for its Golf course. The city has one of the largest golf courses in Asia. Known as the Gleneagles of the East, this golf course is among the rare natural golf courses in the world. Other places which you must not miss while on tour to Shillong include Ward’s Lake, Botanical Garden, Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Grotto Church and the All Saints Church.
Shillong is connected to other parts of India through air, rail as well as roads. Borjhar Airport in Guwahati is the nearest international air link of Shillong while Guwahati railway station connects the city with other parts of India through rail. You can reach Shillong from Guwahati through NH 40 which links these two cities.
Shillong is home to some of the finest hotels in the region. Catering to the large number of tourist who throng this city, hotels in Shillong are among the best in lot. Hotel Polo Towers, Hotel Alpine Continental, The Majestic Hotel, Hotel Centre Point, Pinewood Hotel, and Royal Heritage are some of the renowned hotels in Shillong.
Shillong is fast emerging as an education hub for the entire northeastern region. Important educational institutes like the Indian Institute of Management, National Institute of Technology Meghalaya, University of Technology and Management, North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Martin Luther Christian University, Institute of Hotel Management (IHM), National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong and North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, English and Foreign Languages University, Shillong College, St. Edmund’s College, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong and several others college and engineering institution have been established here.
Local media in Shillong is strong. There are a number of theatres, newspapers, magazines, local radio and television stations. Shillong is also often called as “India’s Rock Capital” due to its inhabitants’ great passion for music.