JAKREM HOT SPRINGS

Distance:  64 km from Shillong,

A potential health resort having gushing hot-spring of sulphur water, believed to have curative medicinal properties.


 

ELEPHANT FALLS - These waterfalls are in three steps which gave it the original name Three Steps Waterfalls. However, the British renamed the waterfalls as there was a rock that resembled an elephant here. This supposed elephant rock was destroyed in the earthquake though. The first step waterfall is quite broad and easily distinguishable. The second step waterfall is quite small and recedes in level during the winter. The last step waterfall is the tallest and has very powerful water flow. There are bridges connecting one area to another. The steps to climb the falls are quite well-maintained but can be steep and slippery. 

GUIDE TO SIGHT-SEEING TRIPS WITHIN SHILLONG AND ITS OUTSKIRTS  

LADY HYDARI PARK

ONE DAY TRIP TO MAWLYNNONG and forward to SHNONGPDENG

Mawlynnong – the cleanest village in Asia and home to a living root bridge-single tier. So, for those who could not make it to the Double decker living root bridge this is it! Just 10 minute walk from the parking lot.     Distance – 80 kms from Shillong.

DAWKI – SHNONGPDENG – is a border town, where one can have a glimpse of the neighbouring country of  Bangladesh.

SHNONGPDENG

 Distance – 34 kms from Mawlynnong 
               

WATERFALLS:

Hanging bridge over Umngot River, Dawki

Please note: There are many more tourist attractions and waterfalls in Sohra but we recommend a few of the best.





LIVING ROOT BRIDGES – are unique to the state of Meghalaya. The specific tree used for these bridges is the Ficus Elastica. The villagers grow their bridges instead of creating them from wood or other materials like iron. This practice has been evident since the year 1844 which makes it an ancient practice already. It generally takes over 10 years for a small living root bridge to be fully functional. About 10 kilometres from the city centre of Cherrapunjee, the Double Decker Living Root Bridge can be found, the only one of its kind in the world. An additional third level is being added into the double decker root bridge.

DIFFICULTIES FOR THIS VISIT

DISTANCE: 82 kms from Shillong. (3 hours)
Requires a trek of 2-3 hours, so be ready to suffer from bone breaking experience after climbing 2000 steps!!

However, November is the perfect month to visit, so for the young and adventurous this is something unique and will be totally worth it!!

ONE DAY LOCAL TRIP WILL COVER THE FOLLOWING:

MAWSMAI CAVE – a surreal experience of stalactite and stalagmites.

Crystal clear Umngot River with awesome scenic rocks

GOLF LINKS  SHILLONG

 Other interesting sights:

WARD’S LAKE

MAWLYNNONG VILLAGE

GRAND MADINA MASJID – India’s first glass mosque – exquisite lighted night view!

ALL SAINTS CHURCH

SIGHT SEEING

KRANGSURI WATERFALLS

Distance – 80 kms from Shillong

One of the favourite picnic spots, it has a mesmerising aquamarine colour best seen during the winter months. It takes a 30 mins trek to reach the falls.

DISTANCE : 10 KMs away from the city centre.

Distance : 10 KMS from centre of Shillong (Police Bazar)
** 10 kms may seem near but may take upto 1 hour or more to reach, sinceShillong is a hill-station with narrow roads and traffic congestion is known to occur.

KAMAKHYA TEMPLE, GUWAHATI

Distance 90 kms from Shillong

LAITLUM CANYONS 

Distance- 25 kms  from Shillong

The views here are fantastic, from the white clouds that surround the peak to the views of the valleys and the never-ending greenery.

ROCK ON 2 WAS SHOT HERE

NARTIANG MONOLITHS

Distance : 62 kms from Shillong

The Garden of Monoliths. It is the largest of its kind in the country with the largest monolith towering 8 metres. The monoliths are dedicated to the Jaintian kings who have ruled the region.

DON BOSCO MUSEUM – CENTRE FOR INDIGENOUS CULTURES

Exhibits the agriculture, art, weapons, music and lifestyle of the indigenous tribes of the region.

NOHKALIKAI FALLS – highest single drop waterfall in the country laced with a tragic local legend.

OTHER SIGHTS WHICH ARE WELL WITHIN SHILLONG CITY, CAN BE SEEN AS DRIVE THROUGH

DAIN THLEN FALLS – thunderous waterfall shrouded in a very interesting local legend.

MAWJYMBUIN CAVES

Distance - 56 kms from Shillong,

The Mawjymbuin Caves in Mawsynram is a natural tourist attraction in the city. There's a stalagmite formation here in the form of a shivalinga that devotees visit.

KAZIRANGA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY, ASSAM

Kaziranga is famous for its one-horned Rhino, has good places to stay.

Distance – 280 kms from Shillong

ARWAH LUMSHYNNA  CAVE – recently opened to public but has million year old  fossils of fish, prawn, moths etc 

CATHEDRAL OF MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS

ONE DAY TRIP TO SOHRA (CHERRAPUNJEE)


Cherrapunjee- The second wettest place on Earth after Mawsynram, another idyllic town in Khasi Hills. Like Shillong, Cherrapunjee has an elevation of 1,480 metres above sea level.

Distance – 64kms from Shillong

CAVES:

UMIAM LAKE – GATEWAY TO SHILLONG

10th to 13th November

SHILLONG PEAK/VIEW POINT - It is about 1,560 metres above sea level and gives one a panoramic view of Shillong, the surrounding forests, waterfalls and even the Himalayan peaks(on a very clear day/depends on your luck!)