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7 Places you should never miss in Shillong

03 Mar, 19

RenTrip - Guwahati

7 Places you should never miss in Shillong-

Visiting North East India is the dream every rider wants to live, and Shillong is the destination that one can never afford to miss during the visit of North East India. Situated amidst Khasi Hills, Shillong is one of the most beautiful spots that possess almost all the gifts nature can give. The charms of waterfalls, flora, and fauna are incomparable and thus rightly called the “Scotland of the North East”.

Though there are almost 20+ places that one can visit in Shillong, we didn't find all of them worth the precious time of a rider. Keeping in view, we have compiled a list of 7 places that shouldn’t be amiss if one gets a chance to visit North East.

  1. Elephant Falls - We find Elephant Falls the best place to visit in Shillong. This waterfall is made of rocks shaped like an Elephant, thus getting named after Elephant. However, the rocks disintegrate in an earthquake, so one cannot see the rocks in that shape. However, the beauty of the fall remains intact. This is the only fall in Shillong which can be felt nearby. Caution: Some stairs are slippery, so one needs to be careful while going down to the fall.
  2. Sweets Fall - This waterfall is marvellous to view but takes some time to reach at some distance from Shillong city. Most of the taxi drivers do not take the tourists to this place, whose visit timelines are short. One needs to plan a full-day trek to reach the vicinity of this fall. The fall is bigger than the Elephant Falls, and the sound of falling waters can be heard from a distance of even 2 Km. Caution: The landing road to the viewpoint is steep, so be well prepared to drive in one single shot.
  3. Don Bosco Museum - The Don Bosco Society maintains this museum, a heritage site in Shillong. If you want to have a feel for the original Khasi culture, you should keep Don Bosco Museum in mind. 
  4. Wards Lake - This lake is semi-artificial but nice to have some pastime. There is a small entry fee to visit the place, but for having a boat ride, one needs to purchase another ticket. The flocks of birds are nice to watch on the lake. The Ward’s Lake is also a regular place for local morning joggers owing to its lush green grounds.
  5. Air Force Museum - Situated near Elephant Falls, the Air Force Museum is one of the must-visits for anyone interested in having some insights into the history of the Indian Air Force. Entry to the museum is restricted, so one may need to prove your identity at the entry point.
  6. Shillong Peak - This is Shillong's highest point. There are two towers from which one may view complete Shillong, which is often misty.
  7. Umiam Water Sports Complex is on Guwahati - Shillong road, 10 KM short of Shillong city. This complex is built on the banks of the famous Umiam Lake, which is impossible to miss while riding to Shillong. The complex has boating facilities on the Lake. One can also enjoy a Jet Ski ride over the Lake. The meadows are a perfect place for a picnic and pastime.

Places Not to Visit In Shillong-

Spread Eagle Falls - We don’t recommend visiting this place as no such falls exist. We wasted our time finding out this fall but learned from locals that this fall does not exist now. The only thing one may find at this place is open sewage, which falls from some height.

And Yes! Don’t forget to rent bikes from RenTrip. We have a range of bikes to make your trips smoother and hassle-free with cost-effective bike renting in North East India. Just give us a call and we will be with your bike at your desired time and date.


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