Places around Shillong with Water

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1/14 Places to Visit in Shillong with Water

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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Beadon Falls, Shillong
5 kms from Shillong city limits

Beadon falls is one of the twin falls located on the East Khasi Hills of Shillong. It is a narrow stretch of the waterfall that falls into Umiam river at its foot. It is at a distance of 5 km from the centre of Shillong and is well connected by road transportation.

Beadon falls is one of the tallest and steepest waterfalls in India. It is located in the Suna valley of Shillong. It falls along with its twin brother Bishop falls which is adjacent to it. The falls can be seen from a viewpoint that is located just a few kilometres away. However, there are a couple of other viewpoints too...

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Bishop's Falls, Shillong
5 kms from Shillong city limits

Bishop's Falls is a waterfall located in the city of Shillong, Meghalaya. It is located close to Shillong city limits and is approachable from the city.

The waterfalls cascades from green elevation, forested with different varieties of flora. Visitors can witness the waterfalls from a distance, one cannot get close to the actual site.

The Bishop Falls is a three-tiered waterfall with a height of 135 metres (443 ft). The Bishop' Falls is often referred to as the twin brother of the Beadon Falls. More than the waterfalls, the greenary and the scenic beauty of the site can...

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Crinoline Falls
Within Shillong city limits

Crinoline falls is one of the most celebrated waterfalls of Shillong. It attracts visitors from around the world and is preferred by all age groups. It is located at a distance of 3 km from Shillong and is well within the city.

Crinoline falls fall from a height of 13 feet creating a natural water pool at its bottom. The water gushes through the rocks and dense greenery surrounding it to fill water to the pool. It seems like a most pristine location, which is flanked by colourful orchids on both the sides of the pool. The waterfalls are well maintained with all the tourist facilitie...

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Elephant falls
12 kms from Shillong city limits

Elephant falls is a very popular waterfall in Meghalaya located in Shillong. Elephant falls is know for its dramatic and picturesque view. The falls were named so during the British era. The falls were given the name "Elephant" because of an elephant-shaped rock which was once present at its foot. It is located at distance of 12 kms from Shillong. Its easily accessible location and proximity to the city makes it for a great half-day trip.

Elephant falls is 3 layered waterfalls. The first one is very broad and hidden among the forests. The second one is a thin line of water, which ten...

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India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden is a prominent tourist attraction located in Ward's Lake in Shillong. Just 2 Kms from Shillong, India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden is located in a relatively remote area on the outskirts of the city.

Wards Lake is a century old picturesque lake located near the heart of the city. Wards Lake is popular for short garden walks and boating. India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden - just below the Wards Lake - is home to indigenous and exotic plants and colourful species of birds. This Botanical garden houses an incredible collection of rare orc...

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Kyllang Rock
78 kms from Shillong city limits

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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Lady Hydari Park
Within Shillong city limits

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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Lumpongdeng Island, Shillong
17.8 kms from Shillong city limits

Lumpongdeng Island is a natural island located in the state of Meghalaya. The island is in the Umiam lake also known as Barapani Lake, which is located in the North of Shillong. The island is located around 17. 8 kms from the Shillong International Airport. In order to reach the island, people need to take either a speed boat, a tourist boat, or even a canoe.

Lumpongdeng Island is a beautiful isolated island which is a private enterprise in collaboration with Meghalaya Tourism. It is famous for its boat house and camping. Since the lake is surrounded by sylvan hills, the island has...

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Nohkalikai Falls
55 kms from Shillong city limits

Nohkalikai Waterfalls is natural waterfall located around 5 km from Cherrapunjee. NohKaLiKai is the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft, this fall is a great attraction of Cherrapunjee. It is located at a distance of 55 Kms from the city of Shillong.

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India and The falls are often covered with fog and mist. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres), making it as the highest waterfall in India and its one of the wettest places on Earth. This is at present a popular tourist attraction where one will find...

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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...

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Sweet Falls, Shillong
10 kms from Shillong city limits

Located 10 kms away from the city of Shillong, the Sweet Falls are one of the steepest waterfalls in Meghalaya. The white waterfalls descend from a mighty height of 312 ft. The flow of the stream remains unbroken by any hindrance from large rocks and the water tumbles with tremendous force. Sweet falls are situated in the East Khasi Hills.

The Sweet Falls allure the tourists to dive into the splendor of nature. The falls drop amidst the exquisiteness of lofty mountains, green forests, colorful flowers, and warbling birds. The scenic beauty is so amazing that tourists tend to gaze a...

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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...

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Ward's Lake
Within Shillong city limits

Ward's Lake or popularly referred to as the Pollock's Lake is a Lake situated in the middle of the city of Shillong. The artificially developed garden and lake is filled with lush greenery and is a named after the Chief Commissioner who started the project. It is within Shillong city limits.

The Ward's Lake serves among the most common tourist attraction in the north eastern city, Shillong. The main water body is man-made is surrounding by beautiful garden filled with exciting species of flora that leaves behind much to explore. The lake is also adjacent to the botanical garden th...