"Shillong - 'Halfway To Heaven'" Shillong by anilpradhanshillong

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Shillong - 'Halfway To Heaven'

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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  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jun 12, 2014 at 1:54 AM

    Hey Anil! Looking forward to seeing you guys in November !

    • anilpradhanshillong's Profile Photo
      Jun 14, 2014 at 3:53 AM

      Hi! Lynne! Wonderful hearing from you! Yes, we are keeping November free for you. Would love to indulge you!

    • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
      Jun 14, 2014 at 6:29 AM

      Thanks Anil.......no need for indulgance.....just your lovely company is sufficient!!

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2012 at 11:50 AM

    nice to see your area - very beautiful with lots of nature

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    Excellent tips and photos! Been a while since I've read of someone's hometown that is written so well that I want to go visit. Thank you for taking the time to do it well.

  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Written just as if you were a professor of English....I love the hole hearted stone and cashew nuts

  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2012 at 2:59 AM

    You certainly live in a very beautiful area :-) Now, I must check on a map where exactly these hills lie...Ah, the closest I've been was Dhaka... Excellent page!

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Oct 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Excellent Shillong page with well written and informative tips.

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    Sep 19, 2010 at 2:30 AM

    Hi Anil ! I like your tips re Nightlife and - especially- on Shared Taxis! It must be a very special experience sor any traveller ! Greetings from Vienna, Austria!

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