Places around Shillong with wildlife

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1/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife

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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2/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife
Elephant falls
12 kms from Shillong city limits
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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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3/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife
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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4/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife

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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5/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife
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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6/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife

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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7/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife
Mawlynnong
78 kms from Shillong city limits
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Mawlynnong is a village that is situated in the city of Shillong and is located on the East Khasi Hills district of the state of Meghalaya. Mawlynnong Village is located 90 kilometres away from the main city of Shillong and is along the border of India and Bangladesh. The Mawlynnong Village is locally known as "God's own Garden", considering the natural scenic beauty that prevails in this village. The villege is located at a distance of 78 Kms from the city of Shillong.

The village of Mawlynnong has been given the title of "The cleanest village in Asia" by Discover India in the yea...

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8/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife

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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9/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife

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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10/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife

St. Anthony's Botanical Garden is a beautiful garden near in the heart of Shillong. The botanical garden is located inside the campus of St. Anthony's College. It was inaugurated for public in 2004 and has been a place of attraction for tourists, ever since. The garden also serves as a reserve for the study and scientific research of various flora. It is situated at a distance of 2. 5 km from the center of the city.

The garden was established with a motive to secure the existence of rare and endangered plant species. It is for this reason that the garden boasts of showcasing some o...

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11/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife
The Sacred Forests of Mawphlang
25 kms from Shillong city limits
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The Sacred Forests of Mawphlang is a forest spread across 78 hectares of land. Sacred Forests of Mawphlang is preserved by the local tribes of the region. The Sacred Forests of Mawphlang is located about 25 kms from the main city of Shillong.

Like most other areas around the Khasi hills, the Sacred forest also has been protected and conserved by the local tribes of the region. The place is considered to house the deity U Ryngkew U Basa. This significance of the forest has led to strict policy of no trees being cut down. Sacred Forests of Mawphlang is the perfect example of natures ...

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12/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife
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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13/13 Places to Visit in Shillong with wildlife
Ward's Lake
Within Shillong city limits
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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...

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