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About Shillong

Shillong Holiday Packages

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is one of the most iconic places to visit in the Indian subcontinent. Being a popular tourist destination, a number of travelers book Shillong tour packages to explore this astonishing destination in the best possible way.
These package holidays to Shillong allow tourists to witness each and every popular aspect of the city be it the landscapes, waterfalls, hills, rich folk culture, crazy music festivals, museums, or lip-smacking cuisine. Discover many pristine places that are blessed with natural beauty with the Shillong tour plan.

One of the most unique aspects of these Shillong travel packages is that, one can customize these packages according to their own requirements, and budget. Apart from being budget friendly, these packages to Shillong feature irresistible inclusions such as extensive sightseeing, thrilling outdoor activities, comfortable accommodations, hassle-free local transfers, and a lot more, to provide an unforgettable holiday experience.


5 Best Places To Visit With Shillong Tour Package

1. Umiam Lake

What’s Special: Watersports activities, Picnics

Nearby Attractions: Lumpongdeng Island, Ward’s Lake, Elephant Falls, All Saints Church

Entry Fees: Boating (30 mins) - INR 20

Timings: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm (watersports activities)

Houses: Park, Reservoir

Distance From City Center: 10 kms

Transportation Options: Taxi

Umiam Lake is a great place for nature lovers and people who want to spend some time enjoying and having fun with friends or family. There are a lot of watersports activities that can be enjoyed here. People come here with friends and family to spend some time amidst nature enjoying picnic time.

2. Mawlynnong

What’s Special: Clean and green environment

Nearby Attractions: Living Root Bridge, Byrdaw Falls, Balancing Rock of Mawlynnong

Entry Fees: Free

Best Time to Visit - Monsoon season

Distance From City Center: 42 kms

Transportation Options: Shared Sumo, Private taxi

Mawlynnong is a small village in Shillong which is famed as one of the cleanest villages in Asia. The village offers mesmerizing views of the lush green valleys and the canopies. The fresh air of this place will make your senses calm and rejuvenating. If you are down on energy and want pure bliss, you must visit this place for ultimate refreshment.

3. Elephant Falls

What’s Special: Trekking, Beauty

Nearby Attractions: Upper Shillong, Air Force Museum, Mahadev Khola Dham, Shillong Peak

Entry Fees: Free

Timings: 10:00 am to 06:00 pm (Sundays closed)

Distance From City Center: 8 kms

Transportation Options: Taxi

Elephant Falls is a great place to spend time in tranquility amidst nature and serenity. The falls are so named due to a rock shaped in elephant face near the falls, which is no longer present now due to its eradication by an earthquake. The falls fall in three layers over a rocky terrain, making the sight very appealing.

4. Shillong Peak

What’s Special: Breathtaking Views

Nearby Attractions: Spread Eagle Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

Entry Fees: Free, additional charges may apply for telescope service

Timings: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm

Distance From City Center: 4 kms

Transportation Options: Trekking

This is a must visit place on a trip to Shillong. Shillong Peak offers pristine views of the Himalayas, and other ranges of Bangladesh as well on a clear day. The bird-eye view of the city can be seen via a telescope placed here for which one needs to pay some pennies. Trekking to the peak will add a splash of adventure to your overall journey.

5. Ward's Lake

What’s Special: Boating, Fish feeding, Greenery

Nearby Attractions: Shillong Viewpoint, Botanical Garden, Lady Hydari Park, Capt.Williamson Sangma State Museum

Entry Fees: Adults : INR 10 and Children : INR 5

Timings: November to February: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM and March to October: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Built By: Colonel Hopkins

Built In: 1894

Distance From City Center: 1 km

Transportation Options: Rickshaw, Taxi

Ward’s Lake is an artificial lake in Shillong which is famous for spending leisure time in the lap of nature. Surrounded by colorful flower beds and green trees, the place will give you a peaceful vibe. There are several fish in the lake, so one can feed them. Boating can also be enjoyed on Ward's Lake for additional fun.


What Is The Best Time To Visit Shillong?

The best time to visit Shillong is between September to May. This is because Shillong witnesses the best weather during this time with pleasant temperature and moderate rainfalls, which makes sightseeing, and outdoor activities quite enjoyable. Tourists can also visit during the monsoons when the beauty of this place is at its peak, but travelling would be difficult in those conditions. During the monsoon season, one can soak in the full glory of misty waterfalls and cloud-covered hills in Meghalaya. Between June and September, there may not be clear skies due to heavy rainfall. Let’s see the season-wise details of weather in Shillong:

Summer Season (March to June)

Summers in Shillong are relatively cool and pleasant. Travelers can visit Shillong during the summer season to enjoy amazing weather conditions. The temperature ranges between 15 to 25 degree Celsius during the summer season in Shillong and sightseeing activities can be enjoyed well in this season.

Monsoon Season (July to September)

Monsoon season in Shillong begins in July and continues till September. This is a great time to visit Shillong for those who love nature and adventures. Shillong receives heavy rainfall, so it won’t be easy to get around here during the monsoons.

Winter Season (October to March)

This is the best season for a Shillong trip. One can enjoy the pleasant weather of Shillong during this time. Besides weather, one gets to enjoy the Autumn Festival which takes place in October or November.


How To Reach Shillong?

The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is well connected by roadways. Meghalaya does not have an active railway line because of which it’s road infrastructure has been well developed. But traveling to Shillong might be a little tricky during the rainy season. So, here are the 3 best options for you to successfully visit Shillong.

By Air

The Shillong airport located in Umroi is 35 km away from the city center. The airport is connected to major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. You can de-board here and then take a bus, auto or cab to Shillong. The roads are well-maintained and the surroundings are quite scenic too. You will enjoy this ride.

By Rail

Shillong does not have its own railhead. The Guwahati Railway Station, located 135 km away from Shillong is the nearest railhead. You can easily avail cabs and buses from the station to reach Shillong. Another scenic journey for you.

By Road

If you are traveling from nearby cities, you can avail Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) and Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) buses for easy movement to Shillong.


Why Shillong Is A Tourist Magnet?

Known as the Scotland of East, Shillong offers some of the most charming tourist places to explore which leave the travelers awestruck. Shillong tour packages include most of these alluring attractions which allow travelers to witness the best of Shillong during their vacation. Some of the most popular sightseeing places in Shillong include Umiam lake, Shillong Peak, Elephant falls, Laitlum canyons, Ward’s lake and Air force museum. Let the rolling hills, picturesque landscapes and soothing climate take over your senses, while you make the most of our holiday packages for Shillong.

Covering a myriad of attractions, our tour package for Shillong will also take you to Lady Hydari Park- a mini zoo clubbed with a deer park, named after the first lady of the area; Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures- the largest museum of indigenous cultures of its kind in Asia; The Laitlum Canyons- translated as ‘End of Hills’; and Ward’s Lake- a popular spot to take a lazy walk amid the multi-coloured flowers. Tourists can also indulge in outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, camping, and national park tours, to taste the thrill of adventure. Travelers booking these Shillong holiday tour packages can enjoy all such types of activities during their vacation.


2 Shillong Tour Packages

Best Shillong Tour Packages
Shillong Tour Packages Duration Price* Inclusions Details
5 Nights & 6 days tours to Guwahati to Meghalaya 5 Nights / 6 Days ₹20000/- Meal, Transfer, Flights, Sightseeing, Hotels View Details
GLIMPSE OF NORTH-EAST 6 Nights / 7 Days ₹52000/- Meal, Transfer, Flights, Sightseeing, Hotels View Details
2 tour packages in Shillong
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5 Nights & 6 days tours to Guwahati to Meghalaya 3 Night Shillong |2 Night Guwahati

6 Days & 5 Nights

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20000/- Per Person on twin sharing
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GLIMPSE OF NORTH-EAST 3 Night Shillong | 3 Night Cherapunjee

7 Days & 6 Nights

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52000/- Per Person on twin sharing
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