"Shillong - 'Halfway To Heaven'" Shillong by anilpradhanshillong
Shillong Travel Guide: 78 reviews and 309 photos
Perched atop a plateau, Meghalaya is blessed with the widest range of scenic beauty imaginable. From the misty heights of Shillong peak (1965 mtrs) to the verdant low-lands of Garo Hills, this ‘Abode of the Clouds’, is easily an exciting all-season tourist destination. With dazzling vistas, intriguing caves, sacred groves and over 300 varieties of orchids, Meghalaya is a tourist delight where even the monsoons provide the exhilarating experience of being in the rainiest place in the world - Cherrapunjee. Nokrek peak in Garo Hills is 1412 mtrs high and is considered as a national biosphere. The capital of this unique nature-blessed state, Shillong, derives its name from ‘U Blei Shyllong’, the presiding deity of Shillong peak. Totally air-conditioned by nature, Shillong is truly a destination that is ‘Halfway to Heaven’.
First Written: Oct. 25, 2010
Re-Visited: May 07, 2015
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