“Scotland of the East”

Known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is situated on an elevation of 1946 meters above sea level. It derived its name from the legendary Shyllong hill range, where the deity U Lei Shyllong d welled. The capital city of the State as well as the District headquarters of East Khasi Hills District. Shillong. This beautiful city is 103 kms, from Guwahati, the nearest air and train link. The presence of many well reputed educational institutions, many of them established by various missionary groups make Shillong the hub of education for the entire north-east. Shillong was previously home to the Khasis but now its population comes from all regions of the country. English is the official language and Khasi the predominantly spoken language but English, Hindi and Bengali are also widely spoken.Shillong is also a destination for the nature tourist. A wide range of activities-rock climbing, caving and boating awaits those who seek nature sports. Cherrapunji, famous for its abundant rainfall and waterfalls, is only 34 km away……..So when you are visiting…….?




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