Shillong is a beautiful hill station located at the height of 1496 meters. It is capital of Meghalaya and is also called � Scotland of the East '. It is known world wide for its golf course, which is not only one of the wettest but also one of the best golf course in the country.
Shillong has beautiful lakes and waterfalls and is placed among green mountains and pine forests. Though comparatively lesser known, this hill station offers clean, serene, cool and pollution free environment to tourists.
There are no major monuments in Shillong, but its scenic beauty covers up for it. Its breathtaking views attract tourists from all over the world. The Shillong Peak offers a birds eye view of the hill station and is an ideal spot to observe its spectacular splendor. Cherrapunjee one of the wettest places on earth and located at an attitude of 1300 meters is also situated just 56 kms from this hill station.
Some of the important tourist spots of Shillong include Ward's Lake, Botanical Garden, Golf Course, State Museum, Butterfly Museum, Lady Hydari Park, Sohpetbneng Peak, Thadlaskein lake, Jakrem Hill Resort, Dawki Border, Sweet falls, Bishop falls, Beadon falls and Elephant falls. Some of the significant churches in the hill station are Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, Grotto Church and All Saints Church.
The hill station of Shillong is also popular for its fascinating boat race on the Umgot River . This boat race is held annually during the spring season and it attracts many tourists.