Day Tours Shillong Local Sightseein Full Day Tour Timing 9 To 8 Hours
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Destination Covered : Shillong
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Day 1: Day Itinerary
(1ST) Shillong Peak, Shillong Overview
At the height of 6449 ft and 1965 m above sea level, Shillong Peak is the highest point of Shillong. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the entire city, the Himalayas, its waterfalls as well as of the Bangladesh plains. A telescope is available for tourists to get a bird's eye view. Trekking up to this semi-circular Shillong Peak is highly recommended for the best views but it is often bounded by heavy fog.
It is said that Shillong gets its name from the Shillong Peak itself. Regional tales tell that the patron deity 'Leishyllong' resides in the hills and protects the city from all evils. The U Shulong site at the top of the peak is sacred and every spring, a ritual is organised there. The Shillong Peak is situated at the air force base and features a radar station of the Indian Air Force. Due to security reasons, heavy checking is done at the gates, and tourists are asked to deposit their cameras.
(2ND) Elephant Falls, Shillong Overview
Named after an Elephant like stone at its foot, the Elephant Falls are amongst the most popular falls in the North-East, situated next to Shillong. It is a tourists' paradise with three layers of the falls accessible to the layman from different vantage points. The Britishers named this fall so owing to the presence of an elephant-shaped rock on one side of the fall. However, the stone disintegrated and was washed away due to an earthquake in 1897. Elephant Waterfalls is a superb place for spending some time in the midst of nature while capturing the incredible moments for your keepsake.
The breathtaking Elephant falls were referred to as 'Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew' by the local Khasi people, which means 'The Three Step Waterfalls', as these falls consist of three mesmerising falls in succession. The first of the three waterfalls are tucked between the dense trees and are very broad. The second waterfall reduces to thin strands of water and is almost negligible in winters due to the receding water levels. The third and the most visible waterfall is the tallest with clear water flowing like a sheet of milk on the dark rocks in the backdrop. Out of the three, the third waterfall tends to strike the visitors as the most impressive. Elephant Falls is a great stopover destination before one head for further journeys into Meghalaya. Located 12 km away from the capital city of Shillong, it is one of the most visited falls in the beautiful state.
(3RD) Air Force Museum, Shillong Overview
Situated in the Upper Shillong area, Air Force Museum is a brilliant display of the country's defence forces, especially the Air Force and learn about the defence history. A great place for adults and children both, the museum has aircraft models, uniforms of pilots, miniature models of missiles, rockets, machinery, technology demonstrations of the Indian Air Force- Eastern Command along with pictures of Indo-China war and Indo-Pak war.
(4TH) Ward's Lake, Shillong Overview
Lying in the centre of Shillong city, the Ward's Lake, an artificial lake surrounded by a prolific green garden, is a major tourist attraction around which the entire city has been planned. Also known as Pollock's Lake, the mesmerising lake is a popular picnic spot amongst the locals and travellers who come here to simply walk around the horseshoe-shaped lake or sit and admire the stunning flowerbeds throwing a myriad of colours.
In the middle of Ward's Lake is a small bridge created to enable the visitors to have a panoramic view of the entire lake or feed the tiny fishes floating around in the water (puffed rice is available at the entrance of the lake for feeding the fishes). The major highlight of the lake is definitely the paddle boating. The Ward's Lake is named after the Chief Commissioner of Assam, Sir William Ward, who initiated the construction of this lake. Since Ward's Lake is located centrally, you can easily reach it through any means of local transport.
(5TH) Lady Hydari Park, Shillong Overview
One of the most famous tourist spots of Shillong, the park is dedicated to the first lady of the province - Lady Hydari. This sprawling park encompasses a wide variety of flora along with a cute mini zoo housing 73 species of birds and over 100 reptiles.
The beautiful bed of roses is the highlight of the park. A special play area is a part of the park as well.
(6TH) Cathedral Of Mary Help Of Christians, Shillong Overview
Cathedral Of Mary Help Of Christians is the cathedral of Roman Antidiocese of Shillong and is the chief praying place of the Christians of East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi. Constructed in the Gothic style of architecture amidst sprawling green lawns, this is one of the most ancient places of worship in Shillong. The church is also designed to absorb shock-waves.
(7TH) At a distance of 4 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Shillong Golf Course is located in Shillong, Meghalaya. Shillong Golf Course is one of the finest golf courses in India and among the best places to visit in Shillong.
Situated at an altitude of 5200 feet, Shillong Golf Course was established as a 9-hole golf course in 1898 by the British Civil Service Officers. It was converted into 18 Holes in 1924 by Capt. Jackson and C.K. Rhodes. According to first survey in 1933, Shillong Golf Course is the third oldest Golf Course in India. Covering an area of 5873 yards, and with a par of 70, the tight fairways at the Golf course of the Shillong Golf Club are made of an indigenous species of local grass which give a solid effect on the soil thus making it challenging for the golfers. The sixth hole, at a distance of 594 yards, is the farthest amongst all the golf courses across India and reaching it proves to be quite a task for the golf players.
The course is located in a scenic valley surrounded by pine and rhododendron trees, which is also home to many varieties of birds. Owing to its greenery and scenic beauty, the United States Golf Association and Museum has given it the title of 'Gleneagle of the East'. Well known for its scenic views, the Shillong Golf Course holds annual tournaments where golfers from around the country come to display their skills.
(8TH) Umiam Lake, Shillong Overview
Umiam Lake, a mesmerizing man-made reservoir, is located at a distance of 15 kilometres north of Shillong which is the capital of the north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. The lake was formed after a dam was constructed to generate hydroelectric power. The scenic Umiam Lake is encircled by lush green East Khasi hills that form one of the best panoramic sights for nature-lovers in the country. The sunrise at the lake is a treat to watch and shouldn't be missed. The Umiam Lake has a park adjoining it which is a hotspot for picnics and frequented by locals for a getaway from their busy scheduled.
The serene lake or the reservoir is surrounded by thick coniferous forests and expands over an area of about 222 square kilometres. Students and nature-lovers can admire the flora and fauna at Umiam Lake as they study the science behind the dam, children can spend some time in the park with their parents, visitors can take a long boat ride in the lake, and adventure lovers can enjoy boating and various water-sports. Apart from the tranquillity that Umiam Lake has to offer, one can also observe the daily life of the natives who come to the lake in search of twigs and grass or the fishermen canoeing in the still waters. In summers, the shores are adorned by beautiful Gulmohar trees while in winters, the water level recedes and turns azure.
(9TH Don) Bosco Museum, Shillong Overview
A theme museum with collective information on the entire North Eastern stated of India, the museum exhibits a wide collection of regional artwork, attires, accoutrements, handicrafts, ornamentation, photographs and weapons. The museum consists of a seven storey building with seventeen galleries
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