Places around Shillong with History

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1/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Air Force Museum, Shillong
Within Shillong city limits
History

The Air Force Museum, situated in the East Khasi Hills District of Shillong is a a museum of defense, culture and heritage of Shillong. The well maintained display of technologies and models used by the IAF Eastern Command is housed within the Air Force Museum of Shillong. It is located within Shillong city limits.

Other than missiles, air crafts and cultural insight, the Air Force Museum also offers pictures of Indo-Pak and Indo-China war. The museum can be easy located as it is near national highway 106, inside the campus of Eastern High Command. The museum offers a panoply of wa...

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2/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History

All Saints Church is one of the oldest and most magnificent churches of Shillong. The church was built on Karachi Road during British Raj among the mesmerizing hills, forests and waterfalls of Shillong. However, the disastrous earthquake of 1897, left the old church in ruins and derbies. A new church was constructed and was completed in 1902. The structure of the church is heavily influenced by colonial architecture and it is a marvelous wooden structure. Opposite to the State Central Library, it shares the same vicinity as other tourist attractions such as the State Museum, Lady Hydari Par, C...

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3/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History

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 ...

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4/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Don Bosco Square
Within Shillong city limits
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Don Bosco Square is a public square in Shillong. Do Bosco Square is a piece of Shillong history that stands out right in the centre of this locality. There is an elegant statue of Don Bosco aloft a podium situated at the center of the square.

Don Bosco Square in Shillong is the busiest hangout place for college's students. The popular schools and colleges in Shillong are located in this area, which include 4 of the oldest educational institutes of the region. Don Bosco Square area is also popular for small restaurants that are located on both sides of the road. Visitors usually com...

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5/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Ever Living Museum
9 kms from Shillong city limits
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The Ever Living Museum is prominent museum located at Mawshbuit, around 9 kms from Shillong. The Ever Living Museum was opened as a living testimony of one's love for nature, culture, tradition, history and posterity.

The Museum owned and operated by retired Meghalaya government engineer Kyntiewbor War. Inaugurated in April 2015 as the latest addition to Shillong's long list of museums, The Ever Living Museum is considered as a modern-day 'cabinet of curiosities', a microcosm of Meghalaya showing a collection of its tribes, stones and flowers, put together by this after years of co...

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6/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Kyllang Rock
78 kms from Shillong city limits
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Kyllang Rock is a magnificent rock structure located in the West Khasi Hills of Shillong. It is a unique rock made of red granite. Visitors have to trek for a few kilometers before being able to reach the rock. It is at a distance of 78 kms from Shillong. And is well connected from the capital city.

This massive structure of Kyllang Rock is located at a height of 5400 feet above sea level with a width of 1000 feet. The gigantic rock is said to have magnetic properties and is believed that no one falls off from its top. This monolithic rock is a part of Khasi folklore and one gets to ...

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7/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Lady Hydari Park
Within Shillong city limits
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Lady Hydari Park is a Japanese styled public park in Shillong. Its a lush green park, stretched over a kilometre in the heart of Shillong.

Lady Hydari Park is named after the erstwhile first lady of Assam, Lady Hydari. Distinct Japanese influence is seen in every space in the Park, from the round shaped hedges to circular design elements and to small ponds scattered all around the park. There are a vast variety of orchids and flowering plants that add to the glamour of the Park. But the bed of roses is exceptionally the best of Lady Hydari Park.

Lady Hydari Park is not only...

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8/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History

The Living Root Bridges are a collection of man-made grown bridges. The Living Root Bridges are Meghalaya's most famous root bridges. The most famous one being the "double-decker" root bridge. The Living Root Bridges are located in Cherrapunji(Sohra), around 54 Kms from Shillong.

The Living Root Bridges are made from rubber tree roots also known as Ficus elastica tree. Some of the root bridges are over 100 feet long and haven taken 10 to 15 years to attain the perfect shape. Once fully grown, these roots last for as long as 500 years.

Deep in the dense tropical forest o...

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9/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Mahadev Khola Dham
5 kms from Shillong city limits
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Mahadev Khola Dham is a hindu temple located within natural caves around 5 kms from the main city center of Shillong. The easiest way to reach this place is to take a cab. Visitors can trek at Mahadev Khola canves or climb the steps leading to the temple.

The history of the temple goes back to the belief that a saint named Lakhiya Baba came pondering this place around 150 years back. During those days the area was covered with thick forests. It is said that a major of the battalion named as SubedarGurkha Rifles dreamt about a saint wearing red color dress and a string made of rudra...

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10/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History

Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians also known as Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong is a historic church positioned between Dhankheti and Laitumkhrah. Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong is one of the most prominent churches in Meghalaya, visited by over 300,000 worshippers every year.

Cathedral Catholic Church Shillong is erected on the same site where the first church of Shillong was built. The current Cathedral Church was built over 50 years ago. The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is one of the most beautiful churches in Shillong. It known for its high arches and stained ...

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11/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History

The Meghalaya State Museum is a government run museum in Shillong. Meghalaya is bestowed with cultural heritage that is well maintained and presented by the state's museums. This museum is located at East Khasi Hills District, Shillong. Meghalaya State Museum is located within Shillong city limits.

Meghalaya State Museum was established in 1975. Meghalaya State Museum serves the purpose of enriching tribal culture and giving respect to our patriotic leaders. This museum serves as a symbol of justice since it has confined collections of different monuments for the great patriots of ...

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12/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Motphran
Within Shillong city limits
ArchitectureHistory

Motphran is a historical monument, which translates to "Stone of France", which was erected to commemorate the sacrifice of the 26th Khasi Labour Corps. Motphran is located within Shillong city limits, it would approximately take a 15min drive to reach here.

The British built this monument to honour the 67 porters who died carrying arms, ammunitions and other essential items for the British soldiers during the First World War. Originally named as Mot France, it bears the words of the famous Latin poet, Horace: "Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori" which can be roughly translated ...

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13/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History

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...

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14/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with History
Wankhar Entomology Museum
Within Shillong city limits
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Wankhar Entomology Museum is a specialized museum that displays a private collection of rare varieties of insects like butterflies, moths and beetles. Wankhar Entomology Museum located in Riatsamthiah, within Shillong city limits.

Wankhar Entomology Museum is said to be the only museum in India exclusively devoted to moths, butterflies and insects. The museum is owned by the famous Wankhar family of Shillong, which established the museum during 1930s. The museum is located in a ground floor of a private bunglow. Wankhar Entomology Museum has a vast collection of different species of ...

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