About Shillong - Meghalaya
Shillong the capital city of Meghalaya lies on the eastern part of the state. Shillong is situated on a plateau bound on the north by the Umiam gorge, on the northwest by the great mass of the Diengiei Hills that rise up to a height of 1,823 meters (6077 ft.) above sea level, and on the northeast by the hills of the Meghalaya valley. The Umshyrpi and the Umkhra rivers, which finally merge and form the Umiam River, water it. Shillong is at distance of 104 km from Guwahati, 295 km from Kaziranga, 578 km from Siliguri and 658 km from Darjeeling.
The romantic city of Shillong has been one of the important tourist desitnations of the North East. It is often referred to as the "Scotland of the East" due to its striking similarity with the Scottish Highlands.
How to Reach Shillong:
By Air : Shillong has an Airport which is 25 kms away from the city.
By Rail : Guwahati is the nearest railway station to reach Shillong which is 104 kms from Shillong.
By Road : Shillong is well connected by State Transport buses & Private bus services.