“India too has Scotland, visit Shillong!” – I had heard this
statement a lot many times but I would often scoff at this – Scotland – really?
To either dismiss or acknowledge this tall claim I knew I had to one day visit
Shillong and see for myself what the hype was all about. So when my mom
insisted on going on a vacation to Northeast India, I agreed without even
To reach Shillong or infact any other state in Northeast
India, one has to go through Assam, which is known as the “gateway to Northeast
India.” After reaching Guwahati, we
decided to visit the famous Kamakhya Temple before heading off to Shillong. I had
hoped for a bumpy drive, but I was pleasantly surprised by the road; it was not
just scenic and beautiful but was in very good condition as well.
Also, if you are on road trip to Shillong, you just cannot miss the small colorful side shops on the roads—I had the juiciest pineapple here.
We reached Shillong in the evening and were welcomed by a slight drizzle. However, the rain was not a spoiler for any one as the streets were busy and full.
The next day started with a visit to the Don Bosco Church.
The blue church against the blue sky almost took my breath away. Note: Photography is
not allowed inside the church.
We then got a free entry to Ward’s Lake. We just took a long good walk around the lake, which was beautiful, clean, and well maintained. Note: The lake is closed on Tuesday.