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Shillong

Shillong is even called ‘Scotland of the East’, thanks to the picturesque mountain ranges. Shillong still has some colonial architectural marvels in certain pockets. This colorful city is located on Khasi hills and is a perfect destination to experience natural beauty and take a challenging trek. 

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Umium Lake

Frequently visited by both, a nature and adventure enthusiast, Umiam Lake is one of the most popular and scenic spots in Shillong. The lake is also famously known as Barapani or Big Water.

Time taken from Shillong: 37 mins 

Read Blog Post: Spend a quiet day at Umiam Lake, Shillong

Ward's Lake

This artificial lake, set amidst a well-maintained, lush botanical garden offering mesmerizing views of the orchids and other colorful flowers, lies in the heart of the city. Indulge in the activities of your interest such as take a stroll across the bridge over the lake,  partake in boating on the serene waters of the lake, or feed the fishes.

Time taken from Shillong: 5 mins

Read Blog Post: The horse-shaped Ward's Lake in Shillong

Bara Bazar

Lewduh also known as 'Barabazar' is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and trade centers in state of Meghalaya. The hub of trade and commerce, where most of the shopkeepers are women, certain rituals are performed every year within the market area known as "Khlieh Iew" where huge monoliths are erected. The religious ceremony signifies invoking the blessings of 'U Blei Shyllong' - the Shillong God and also the market deity 'Ka Iew- Lei Hat-Lei Khyrdop', for trade and commerce to flourish. Ideal place to by cane & bamboo handicrafts and get the famous red & black rice.

Read Blog Post: Get ready to empty your pockets at Bara Bazar, Shillong

Police Bazar

The more modern market has a number of hotels, multi cuisine restaurants and shops that cater to every need and fancy, and is a popular place where people congregate in the evenings. eghalaya Handlooms & Handicrafts, Purbashree Emporium, Assam Emporium, Khadi Gram Udyog. Also try Grand Bazar, Glory's Plaza, Dedar Market, OB Shopping Mall, Vishal Mega Mart.

Read Blog Post: The effervescent Police Bazar in Shillong

Lady Hydari Park

A well manicured garden with a mini-zoo and children's playground attached to it-this park right in the heart of the city is now run and managed by the Forest Department. Close to this park lies the Crinoline falls and the city's only swimming pool known by the same name i.e., Crinoline swimming pool.

Read Blog Post: Keep it classy at Lady Hydari Park, Shillong

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