5 beautiful places to explore in Shillong this May

Meghalaya’s Shillong is a beautiful hill station. This picturesque hill station, which nestles between the Khasi and Garo hills, is known for its dazzling waterfalls, clean gardens, beautiful lakes and rich culture. Shillong is also referred to as the ‘Scotland of the East’ for its natural beauty and rich greenery.

Here are 5 beautiful places to explore in Shillong this May

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1. Umiam lake

Umiam Lake is a man-made reservoir formed when a dam was built to provide hydroelectric power. The Umiam Lake is surrounded by the green Khasi hills, which provide tourists with a breathtaking view of the natural world. Thick forests surround the lake and parks close by offer a great place to have a picnic.

2. Elephant Falls

This stunning waterfall in Shillong is three-tiered. During the British administration, the fall was called Elephant Fall because of the adjacent rock that was present earlier. However, the stone was demolished by an earthquake, but the falls continue to be known as Elephant Falls. You can relax in the calming falls surrounded by beautiful greenery.

3. Don Bosco Museum

The largest museum in Asia, the Don Bosco Museum represents the indigenous culture and tradition of northeastern India. The museum’s seven-story structure dazzles visitors as it scraps into the sky. The museum is regarded as one of the interacting sites to visit in Shillong in May since it contains 16 galleries showing wonderful artefacts, various paintings and figurines showing northeast culture.

4. Laitlum Canyons

For hikers and trekkers who share an equal love of nature and adventure, Laitlum Canyons is the perfect place to explore. Visit the hilltop to enjoy the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, valleys and hilly roads.

5. Shillong Peak

At around 6500 feet, Shillong Peak provides a 360-degree  view of the whole city. All of the city’s beauty, as well as views of distant mountain ranges, waterfalls and lakes, may be seen from one place.