Both Beauty and Grace: An Exploration of Shillong

Private & Custom Tours in India
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Tour description

This 5-hour private tour of Shillong will begin at the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians in the heart of Shillong and will end with a visit to the humongous Bara Bazaar or Lewduh Bazaar. You will also see Lady Hydari Park, the glorious Umiam Lake and the Elephant Falls. You will be accompanied by a private English speaking guide in a fully air-conditioned vehicle.

Shillong, the breathtaking hill town and capital of Meghalaya, is located at an altitude of 1496 metres. Owing to its cascading waterfalls and undulating hills, the city is popularly referred to as the Scotland of the East.Your first stop on this tour will be the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. Located in the heart of Shillong and often referred to as the Shillong Cathedral, this site is the seat of the Bishop of Shillong. Close to the church is the sprawling Lady Hydari Park which is home to a wide variety of flora, including a mini zoo. 15 kilometres away from Shillong, you will experience the Umiam lake which is built on the Umiam river and is famous for its gorgeous waters and view. At a distance of 12 km from Shillong, the Elephant falls are a collection of 3 small waterfalls, merging into one gigantic water body. Afterwards, you will be taken to explore the Lewduh Bazaar. Earlier known as the Bara Bazar, the market is an interesting site with its cheerful women who dominate the business.

What's included

  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Bottled water

What's not included

  • Gratuities
  • Camera Fees