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1/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure

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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2/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure
Laitlum Canyons
23 kms from Shillong city limits
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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...

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3/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure
Lumpongdeng Island, Shillong
17.8 kms from Shillong city limits
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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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4/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure
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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5/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure
Marai Cave, Shillong
16 kms from Shillong city limits
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Marai Cave is one of the many caves located in the Khasi Hill range of Shillong, Meghalaya. Marai Cave has many different names. "Krem Marai" or "Cave of Marai". The cave is made up of several slabs of rocks that forms its different and deep cave like structure. The distance of the cave from the city of Shillong is 16 kms and it is on the way to Jowai.

Marai Cave is said to be a sacred place where there are mentions of many mythological legends and folklore of Meghalaya. There are a lot of stories associated with the Marai Cave. One of the many stories is that the daughter of Shill...

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6/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure
Mawjymbuin Cave
56 kms from Shillong city limits
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The Mawjymbuin Cave is situated in the city of Shillong and located in the Mawsynram Village near the East Khasi Hills. The Mawjymbuin Cave is 56 kms from the city of Shillong. The Mawjymbuin Cave is situated in one of the wettest place on the planet. The cave is a natural wonder that attaches enormous religious connection. The cave is situated in the wilderness with no close by amenities or basic facilities. The local transport facilities are reasonable and abundant.

The Mawjymbuin Cave is also locally known by the name of Krem Mawjymbuin. It is a 209 metre high cave that is made ...

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7/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure
Mawsmai Cave
58 kms from Shillong city limits
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Mawsmai Cave is one of the longest and the most beautiful caves of Meghalaya. The Mawsmai Cave is situated on Shella Road at Cherrapunjee. It is located over 6 kilometres away from the heart of the town of Cherrapunjee. This cave is a natural formation which has never needed the aid of man-made modifications. Local public transportation facilities are available at reasonable fares and are always willing to navigate tourists from one spot to another. This Mawsmai Cave is not situated in the barren lands of the town but instead have basic amenities of food and snacks around the vicinity of the c...

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8/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure

Nestled at the approximate altitude of 2000m above the Sea Level and located at a distance of 10 kms from the heart of the city the Shillong View Point, also known as Shillong Peak, aggrandized as the highest geographical point of the entire Meghalaya State is greatly esteemed amongst the vacationers and day-trippers as an ideal picnic destination and a classic tourist hotspot. The panoramic bird's eye view of the downhill Shillong city during the day and the fascinating vista of the glimmering city lights at night yield a real treat to the human eyes.

Enclosed by luxuriant Himalay...

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9/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure

Situated 26 kms from Shillong, Sohliya Strawberry Farm is a village filled with serenity and blessed with natural beauty. The village is renowed for is far streching strawberry farms which are under care of the locals. The village serves as the spine of strawberry production in the state of Meghalaya.

Sohliya Strawberry Farm, with its regular and high quality production of strawberries, is a sight to to behold. Visitors will be able to witness thousands of hectares of land with ripe, red strawberries. It is a modern farming success story that was started off by one man as an experi...

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10/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure

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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11/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure

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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12/12 Places to Visit in Shillong with adventure
Umiam Lake
15 kms from Shillong city limits
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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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