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The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is a vibrant city encircled by pine trees. It is a great summer escape for travellers who visit here to relax amidst ample of nature. Heart warming climate makes Shillong a bundle of joy for family vacationers. Many honeymooners also choose the city to spend some moments of love due to seamless serenity sprawling here. Shillong is blessed with picturesque waterfalls, mountain peaks, pristine lakes, beautiful golf courses and ancient museum. The locals here lead a simple life which shows glimpse of the cultures.

Here are the top places to visit in Shillong:

Shillong Peak

Just 10 kms from the city, Shillong Peak is the place where you can sit for hours to savour views of the city from a height of 1965 m. This is the highest point in Shillong. Visit here on a clear day as otherwise the place stays blanketed with clouds. Shillong Peak lets you savour some unseen sights of the majestic Himalayan peaks and makes a great place for day picnics.

Umiam Lake

With verdant coniferous forests and East Khasi hills surrounding Umiam Lake from all sides, it makes a great place to relish nature. The lake is an extensive man-made water body sprinkled with few tiny islands. Close to the lake lies the Lum Nehru Park good for nature walks and picnic with kids.

Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls remain a must visit attraction in Shillong. This is a three-tier cascading waterfall which looks astonishing. The waterfall has been named after a huge rock placed close to it which looks like an elephant. However, the rock cannot be seen now as it was destructed due to an earthquake. Sit here and enjoy the beauty of dropping waterfall, surrounding thick vegetation, and pleasing climate.

Laitlum Canyons

Residing in the Khasi Hills, Laitlum Canyons is the most unusual place to visit in Sikkim. �Laitlum Canyon remains popular among trekkers as well as nature lovers. Visit here and enjoy bird’s eye views while trekking to the top. You will find many uncharted terrains, zigzag roads, tiny villages and unusual nature during your journey.

Mary Help for Christian Cathedral

Mary Help for Christian Cathedral remains on the itinerary of every traveller visiting Sikkim. Its rising arches and stained glass windows look impressive. This pearly white edifice has a huge statue of Mother Mary which is worshipped by the visitors.

Ward�s Lake

Enjoy boating at the very popular Ward’s Lake of Shillong. It is also known with the name of Polok Lake. The lake is encircled with cobblestone pavement to let visitors enjoy leisurely walks. Enjoy dancing fountain shows and eat at the cafeteria while basking into the nature around.

Don Bosco Museum

If you are into history then Don Bosco Museum will surely entice you. The museum brings out the indigenous cultures of Shillong and displays a huge collection of antique handicrafts, artefacts, attires, ornaments and weapons. Here you can also learn about various tribes of North-east India.

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