Meghalaya is one of the countrys newest states with its capital at Shillong. For long a summer retreat of the British, the beautifully kept golf course and several English country cottages testify to another influence besides the local one. Beautiful lakes and falls, hillside cottages, a large university, and the popular Bara Bazar are quaint aspects of this town.
Altitude : 1496 mts.
Climate (deg C) : Summer - Max 23.3, Min 15 ; Winter - Max 15.6, Min 3.9.
Season : Throughout the year.
How to Go there
Air : Nearest airport Borjhar (Guwahati), 129 kms from Shillong, is connected with Kolkata. Umroi Airport, 31 km from Shillong, is also connected by Vayudoot with Kolkata.
Rail: Nearest Railhead is Guwahati (103 kms).
Road: By road Shillong to Kolkata-1184 kms, Darjeeling-690 kms, Gangtok-692 km, Guwahati-103 km, Kaziranga-294 km, Aizwal-430 km, Siliguri-578 kms, Manas-273 kms, Agartala-499 kms, Kohima-469 kms, Itanagar-481 kms etc.
Local Transport: Taxis are available on negotiable rate according to distance.
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