Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya - the "Abode of Clouds." It is one of the most tourist-visited destinations in northeast India. Shillong is popular due to its breathtaking scenery, mild climate, and rich cultural heritage. Lush green hills and valleys, waterfalls, and lakes enrich the place. It is often called the 'Scotland of the East' due to its striking similarity with the Scottish Highlands and "India's Rock Capital" for its inhabitants' great passion for music. Lying in the cradle of tall pine trees and pineapple shrubs, Shillong has always been a constant source of attraction for tourists.
The climate is moderately warm and humid during summer but quite cold in winter. October-November and March-April are the best months to visit Shillong. The beautiful and historical places of tourist interest include Don Bosco Museum, Butterfly museum, Botanical Garden, Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake and Ward's Lake.