Places around Shillong with Hill

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1/5 Places to Visit in Shillong with Hill

Barabazar also called as lewduh Market is a prominent market located in East Khasi hills of Shillong. The name Lewduh market literally means the market of the common people. And it surely stands for its name, as the market offers almost everything for all by all. It is at a distance of 3. 7 km from Shillong and takes about 10 minutes to reach there.

Barabazar is one of the oldest and largest trade centres in Northeast India. It is fascinating to see women running most of the shops here. Religious ceremonies take place every year in the market area. The rituals performed signifies to ...

2/5 Places to Visit in Shillong with Hill
Laitlum Canyons
23 kms from Shillong city limits

Laitlum Canyons is a little-explored natural canyon situated in the East Khasi Hills of Shillong. Laitlum Canyons provides a great trekking / hiking opportunity to visitors in addition to the amazing scenary. It is at a distance of 23 kms from Shillong and takes about one and half hour to reach there.

'Laitlum' literally means the end of the hill which it surely is. Visitors will find 300 odd huts, almost on the cliff of the hill and cultivating little available land on the slopes of the mountain. They actually live on the edge. The place has a 3000 step long staircase and a rustic r...

3/5 Places to Visit in Shillong with Hill

The Sohpetbneng peak is a hill-top located 20 kms north of Shillong. The Sohpetbneng peak is reknowned for its beautiful scenary. A name so peculiar has attracted recent tourist interest that adds credits to it other than the spiritual significance it holds to the tribes of the region. The spiritual significance of this peak to what is considered to be connecting the heavens to earth is extravagant.

Sohpetbneng peak means 'Navel of Heaven' stands holding an aura of sacred beliefs and ancient history and wisdom of religion. The place is believed to hold a golden tree at the peak whi...

4/5 Places to Visit in Shillong with Hill

The Spread Eagle Falls - popularly referred to as the Sati Falls - is a natural waterfall located near Shillong. Derived from its majestic looks like an eagle with its wings spread far and wide, The Spread Eagle falls is a great tourist destination situated about 6 kms away from the main city of Shillong. The waterfalls serves as among the most popular waterfalls in the area and is a great tourist destination to look forward for close to the city.

The thin steep fall of water in the mountain spreads bold and beautiful in the lower parts and the sight of the cascading water is mesme...

5/5 Places to Visit in Shillong with Hill
Umiam Lake
15 kms from Shillong city limits

Umiam Lake, commonly known as Barapani lake, is a water reservoir and a destination for adventure seekers located in the hills 15 kms to the North of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India.

Umiam Dam, which impounds the lake, was built by the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 1960s. The dam's original purpose was to store water for hydroelectric power generation. The Umiam Stage I powerhouse, located north of the lake, has four 9-MW turbine-generators, which entered commercial operation in 1965.

Umiam lake serves as a major tourist attraction for the state o...