Shillong is the capital city of the north eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. Apart from its picturesque scenic beauty, this beautiful hill station has a lot to offer for its visitors. The Elephant Falls which is 12 kms on outskirt of the city is a mountain stream descending within a fern covered surrounding. The other waterfalls near Shillong are the Bishop and Beadon Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Crinoline Falls and Sweet Falls. Lady Hydari Park which stretches over 1 kilometer has an adjacent zoo and forest museum.
The Shillong Golf Course is the largest in Asia and is considered to be the ‘Gleneagles of East’. Surrounded with pine and rhododendron trees and carpeted local grass, the place creates a challenging environment for the golfers. Shillong peak is a popular picnic spot giving a marvelous view of the countryside. Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum displays the ethnic culture and tradition of the native tribe. Entomology museum is the only museum in India dedicated to moths and butterflies. Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures can also be visited. Shillong is well connected by roads with other parts of the north east and is a must visit place for sure.