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Things To Do In Shillong
Situated on a high altitude amidst lush greenery, Shillong is the definite place for adventure and nature lovers. It offers something for every kind of visitor. Being the capital of the state Meghalaya, Shillong is known to be the only hill station that can be approached from any direction. The name is derived from a deity named U-Shyllong. Whether you want to get out and explore the beauty or just stay back and relax, the choice is entirely yours. You could pick a favorite from the things to do in Shillong listed below.
Are you ready to explore Shillong on foot? Then you might probably want to gear up and exploring the David Scott Trail. The Double Decker Root Bridge trek is going to be a memory to cherish as you walk along the valleys, rivers, pools, hanging bridge and a village here and there.
River Rafting can be a thrilling experience. The first-timers can try river rafting in Barapani Lake which is 17 km from Shillong. Ranikor is another destination to try river rafting. It is two and half hours journey from Shillong. Dawki is another river rafting station.
Feel the water gushing against you in Umiam Lake. You can try your hands at kayaking here. In case you are a beginner, there are guides to help you from start to finish. You can also try kayaking in Kynshi River. The Kynshiriver is considered to be the best kayaking destination.
If you are an adventure-hungry person, then do try waterfall rappelling. Sliding down the slippery rocks and water hitting your face with a rope coiled around your body can be quite an adventure. Take necessary precautions and try in the small fall that is 40 feet high before going for the bigger one.
Camping holidays are best in Meghalaya. Overnight stays in camps can create memories for a lifetime. The lush greenery around, the odour of the pine trees and chilling weather are ideal to camp with family and best friends. Camping in Mawlynnong forest, Dawki and Umaium Lake rated high in the listed holiday hotspots.
Follow the footsteps of men in primitive times. Explore the limestone caves in KremMawsmai, KremMamluk, and KremUmshyrpi in Shillong.
Shillong Golf Club has its own charm. The club is set with lush green hills in the background. The huge pine and Rhododendron trees add to the backdrop of the golf course. The British Civil Service men introduced Golf to Shillong in 1898. It is also known for having one of the longest trying holes.
In East Khasi Hills at the outskirts of Shillong, there are a few hard rock formations where you can enjoy rock climbing. Precautions need to be taken in the selection of right headgear and also the spot selection.