- Mawlynnong, Shillong
- Elephant Falls, Shillong
- Shillong Peak, Shillong
- Laitlum Canyon, Shillong
- Mawphlang, Shillong
- Don Bosco Museum, Shillong
- Ward’s Lake, Shillong
- Nohsngithiang Falls, Shillong
- Umiam Lake, Shillong
Known for its cleanliness, Mawlynnong is a village, situated around 90 kilometers from Shillong in the East Khasi Hills, along the India-Bangladesh border. The travel magazine Discover India declared the village to be Asia’s cleanest in 2003 and India’s cleanest in 2005.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Meghalaya, Mawlynnong is coming under the Pynursla community development block and legislative assembly constituency.
A community initiative states that all residents should participate in village cleaning, and there is a ban on smoking and the use of polythene. The waste is collected in bamboo dustbins, transferred to a pit and used for composting.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Shillong, The Elephant Falls are a three-layer waterfall is situated on the outskirts of the central city of Shillong in the East Khasi Hills District, almost 12 kilometers away from the Shillong city center.
Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew, meaning ‘three-step waterfall’ is the original Khasi name for the Elephant Falls, and the name remains locally used.
One of the most popular attractions in Shillong, the Shillong Peak is the highest point of Shillong, at the height of 6449 ft above sea level, offers a breathtaking picturesque view of the entire city.
Heavy checking is done at the gates due to security reasons because Shillong Peak is located at the Air Force Base and features a radar station of the Indian Air Force.
One of the most picturesque tourist destinations of Shillong, Laitlum Canyon, which literally means ‘the end of the hills’ or ‘the end of the world’, is situated amidst the majestic hills and valleys of Shillong.
Apart from these, there is a picturesque wooden bridge across the river which gives the scenery a magical feel.
Famous for its sacred groves, Mawphlang (Mawphlang means ‘grassy stone’) is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state, about 25 kilometers from Shillong.
Expands over an area of about 78 hectares of land in Mawphlang, Mawphlang Sacred Forest is a significant attraction in Meghalaya. An ideal destination for lovers of nature, Mawphlang Sacred Forest is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
One of the most popular museums in Shillong, the Don Bosco Museum is under the control of the Salesian order of the Catholic Church, which enlightens the history and culture of the northeastern states of Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, and Mizoram.
The house of the beautiful culture and tradition of North East India, Don Bosco Museum is located in the Mawlai area, near the Police Bazaar. Opened in 2003, the Don Bosco Museum is built in a hexagonal shape, which is why it is known as the architectural splendor of Shillong.
One of the major tourist attractions in Shillong, the Ward’s Lake is an artificial lake surrounded by a prolific green garden, lying in the center of Shillong city. Ward’s lake derives its name from the Chief Commissioner of Assam, Sir William Ward, and who has initiated the construction of the lake.
There is also a small bridge in the middle of Lake Ward that enables visitors to have a panoramic view of the entire lake.
One of the tallest waterfalls in India with a height of 315 meters, the Nohsngithiang Falls is situated in the Mawsmai village of the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya. Nohsngithiang Falls, also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls or Mawsmai Falls is a seven-segmented waterfall located at a distance of about 4 km from Cherrapunjee.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Shillong, Umiam Lake is a reservoir in the hills 15 km north of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya. Umiam Lake, locally known as Dam Set, was created in the early 1960s by damaging the Umiam River with the aim of generating hydroelectric energy in the region.
Spread over an area of about 220 square kilometers, the Umiam Lake was built by the Assam State Electricity Board. It is a popular destination for water sports and adventure facilities, including kayaking, water cycling, scooters, and boating.