Shillong Peak

shillong peak

It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top . ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Shillong , the capital of the North-Eastern state of Meghalaya , is just 80 kilometres from Guwahati . The  Shillong Peak , also called Laitkor Peak, is located about ten kilometers from the center of Shillong , inside an Indian Air Force base . On a cloudless day this place gives a perfect birds eye view of the beautiful city of Shillong . Located at the height of 6449 feet , this is the highest peak of Shillong , and an absolutely must visit if you are there .

This is a prominent picnic spot of the state with ample place for parking and cooking . The beautiful alpine forest and the cool breeze can lift anyone’s spirits any day . And the view from there is just amazing . And do not miss eating some spicy snacks or hot Maggi with a steaming cup of tea at Shillong peak .

Tip : Thorough checking is compulsory at the gate , so try not to carry any illegal or banned items . Helmets are compulsory for even for pillion rider of two wheelers to enter the camp , and they are available for rent at the shops near the gate .

How to get there :

Easiest way is to hire a cab to take you there which should be about Rs. 150 – Rs. 200 .  Or you can take a local tour for around  Rs. 1000 . You can also check these tours organized by the Government of Meghalaya .

Timing :

9AM to 5 PM Everyday .

Entry fees  :

None

 

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