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Khasi Hills - Khasi hill is best known for Sohra (Cherrapunjee), famous for being the wettest place on earth and also Shillong, one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. Infact the entire Khasi Hills region that forms the central part of Meghalaya is richly endowed with natural beauty.

Must See in Khasi Hills


Shillong - Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and also the District headquarter of East Khasi Hills District. The name Shillong is derived from U-Shyllong, a powerful local deity and is situated at an altitude of 1,491m above sea level.

Smit - Smit about 17 km south of Shillong is the traditional seat of Khasi culture and traditions.

Mawsynram - Mawsynram is a small village in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya 56 kilometres from Shillong is reportedly the wettest place on Earth, Mawsynram receives an average annual rainfall of 11,872 mm (about 39 feet). However, as there has been no meteorological department office in the area, therefore for all practical and statistical purposes, Cherrapunjee has been recorded as the wettest place in the world.

Cherrapunjee - Earlier known as Sohra is a sub-division in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya set upon a plateau on the southern slopes of the state. Cherrapunjee is dotted with waterfalls cascading over deep gorges.

Mawjymbuin Cave -  This is one of the well known cave in Mawsynram. exquisiteness. The stalagmite of the Mawjymbuin Cave is shaped into a massive Shivalinga. The cave also has a dome shaped rock with a flat top called the Symper Rock.

Umiam Lake - Umiam lake also known as Barapani is the biggest artificial lake in the state surrounded by sylvan hills with Khasi-pines. The lake situated at a distance of 15 km from Shillong on the Guwahati-Shillong National Highway.

Diengiei Peak - Located to the west of the Shillong plateau, Diengiei Peak is just two hundred feet lower than Shillong peak. The peak presents a spectacular view of green mountainous hills. From the top you can have a panoramic view of the Umiam lake with the background of Shillong.

Kyllang Rock - Half-way to Nongstoin is Mairang (west khasi district), the sub-divisional head-quarter, 12 kms from which, lies the imposing Kyllang rock. A massive dome shape of single rock of granite, rising to an elevation of about 5400 ft above sea level, it measures 1,000 fts. across in diameter. Kyllang rock lies 78 km from Shillong.


Jakrem - Jakrem (west khasi district) is located about 64 km from Shillong on the Shillong-Mawkyrwat road and is famous for its hot water springs of sulphur water which is believed to have curative medicinal properties.

Mawthadraishan peak - Mawthadraishan (west khasi district) which takes an hour and a half to reach from the main road, is located on the northern side of Nongstoin - Shillong road, near Nongshillong, Mawroh and Markasa villages. It is about 70 kms from Shillong on the Nongstoin road. On top of the range, there is a depression with about 7 to 8 fish ponds.

Nongkhnum Island - Nongkhnum island is formed by the bifurcation of Kynshi River into the Phanliang River and the Namliang River. It is the biggest river island in Meghalaya located about 14 Kms from Nongstoin, the district headquarter of West Khasi Hills. Trekking from Nongstoin through the villages of Lawse, Mawduh and Mawthar, it takes about two and a half-hours to reach the Island. There is a wooden bridge over the Weinia fall to enter the island.

Distance from Shillong

Shillong to Dispur - 103               Shillong to Aizwal - 415

Shillong to Agartala - 662            Shillong to Kohima - 434

Shillong to Itanagar - 40              Shillong to Imphal - 576

Shillong to Jowai - 66 km              Shillong to Tura - 323 km

Shillong to Nongstoin - 93 km         Shillong to William Nagar - 312 km

Shillong to Khliehriat - 100 km        Shillong to Mawsynram - 52 km

Shillong to Umling - 70 km             Shillong to Umsning - 30 km

Shillong to Umroi - 35 km              Shillong to Cherrapunjee - 49 km

Shillong to Mairang - 44 km           Shillong to Mawphlang - 24 km

Shillong to Pynursla - 55 km           Shillong to Amlarem - 99 km


nohkalikai falls shillong, east khasi hills



Hotels in Shillong  
Hotel Pinewood, Shillong Royal Heritage-Tripura Castle, Shillong
Hotel Polo Towers, Shillong Hotel Alpine Continental, Shillong
The Majestic Hotel, Shillong Ashutosh Inn, Shillong
Hotel J. K. International, Shillong  Hotel Orchid, Shillong
Lakkhotaa Lodge, Shillong Hotel Micasa, Shillong
Hotel Yalana, Shillong Hotel Broadway, Shillong
Hotel Centre Point, Shillong Hotel Pegasus Crown, Shillong
Hotels in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)  
Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort Sohra Plaza
Coniferous Resort  





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