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How To Reach Shillong

Planning A Trip To Shillong? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Shillong

A city lined with pine trees and clouds kissing the hilltops is what makes Shillong a holiday to look forward to. Shillong gets its name from Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at the peak. The hill station stands tall as 1496 meters with soothing panoramic views. The sunrays peep through pine trees,and gentle wind sings the songs of cheer. The rolling hills around Shillong have earned it the title of ‘Scotland of the East.’ You will be enticed by the traditions of Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Bhowal, Mallaisohmat and Langram tribes that enrich this place with cultural values and stunning history.

 

Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is enriched with clear lakes and breathtaking waterfalls. The natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere is the main attraction for visitors. The culture and jolly young people with music around create a joyful atmosphere. Shillong has a westernized culture and is also known as the music capital of India. So, how do we reach Shillong? Here is how. 

Shillong By Air

Shillong By Air:  How To Reach Shillong
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Being a hill station, Shillong does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Umroi Airport which is located near Barapaniand which is 25 km away from Shillong. The connectivity is quite limited to other cities. The Guwahati airport is situated 125 km from Shillong is well-connected to all the cities. Taxi services are available to take you to your destination.

Shillong by Train

Shillong by Train:  How To Reach Shillong
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The closest railway station is Guwahati which is 100 km away. The Guwahati railway station is linked to other major cities. Taxis are also available.

Shillong by Bus

Shillong by Bus:  How To Reach Shillong
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ASTC (Assam State Transport Corporation) and Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) buses run from Shillong to Guwahati regularly. Guwahati has a main interstate bus station which is situated close to the railway station. A considerable number of buses in AC/ AC Sleeper/Luxury and Volvo are at the disposal of tourists traveling from different parts of the country.

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