Shillong, the capital of the state of Meghalaya, is a mountainous city that is located on the northeast side of India. This mountain station is located at an altitude of 1496 meters above sea level. History tells us that Shillong was the capital of Assam before the separate state of Meghalaya was formed in 1974. It is a central headquarters of the fascinating East Khasi Hills district and also one of the most popular mountain stations in the northeast. The picturesque natural environment covered with mists only breaks with the sunny days that take it out of your hotel room to allow you to enjoy lovely moments outdoors.
Shillong has a very cool climate throughout the year. The summer months, from March to June, have a maximum temperature of 24 ° C and a minimum temperature of 15 ° C. The winters in Shillong are between November and February and are very cold, with a minimum temperature that drops. as 2 ° C. The best thing about Shillong is its snowy peaks during winters that make it look like a beautiful painting. The monsoon months from June to September experience heavy rains and very strong winds. The best time to visit Shillong would be in the month of May, when the weather is not too cold or warm.
If you are looking to reach Shillong by air, the closest airport to which you would have to touch the base is Guwahati. You can continue your trip to Shillong from Guwahati, either in a bus or in a private rental taxi. The difference over Shillong from the other hill stations is that you can opt for a helicopter trip between Guwahati and Shillong. Guwahati is also the nearest train station where you would have to get off to go to Shillong. Shillong is very well connected by luxury and semi-luxury buses that offer frequent services to nearby towns and cities.
The first place that comes to mind when talking about Shiilong is Cherrapunjee, the wettest place in all of India that receives the most rain. Cherrapunjee is located 60 kms from Shillong and is connected by regular bus services from Shillong that take visitors from here to there.
You can also spend the night in any of the hotels available in Cherrapunjee in case you want to experience its scenic beauty for more than a few hours.