Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Shillong

Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures

This well-maintained museum is a fabulous repository of innumerable tribal artefacts interspersed with galleries on Christian missionary work. Compulsory tours depart on the half-hour and last over an hour. Sights i…
Top Choice Bridge in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Root Bridges

The most fascinating sights around Cherrapunjee are the incredible root bridges – living rubber fig–tree roots that ingenious Khasi villagers have, over decades, trained across streams to form natural pathways. Thre…
Park in Shillong

Shillong Golf Course

Walk 15 minutes northeast of Ward’s Lake to visit the rolling meadows of Shillong Golf Course, bordered by pine trees and fronted by a pretty clubhouse. You're free to roam the far extent of the greens (a public roa…
Waterfall in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls are particularly dramatic during the monsoon, when their capacity increases 20-fold. You can see them from the viewpoint located on a plateau at the end of a mountain ridge 4.4km from Cherrapunjee's…
Nature Reserve in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Nokrek Biosphere Reserve

About 17km from Tura, the forested Nokrek Biosphere Reserve is home to the endangered Hoolock gibbon, as well as red pandas, elephants and a few species of macaque. The reserve can be visited if you hire a vehicle (…
Lake in Shillong

Ward’s Lake

The central landscaping element of colonial-era Shillong, this attractive lake has a pretty ornamental bridge, flower beds, manicured lawns, courting couples, boating facilities and gaggles of geese.
Nature Reserve in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Balpakram National Park

Balpakram is traditionally considered by the Garo to be the ‘abode of souls’: where people temporarily go after they die. The park is thick with wildflowers and butterflies in spring, and its little canyon geologica…
Museum in Shillong

Wankhar Entomology Museum

This remarkable one-room display of pinned butterflies, rhinoceros beetles and stick insects is located in the home of the original collector. It's said to be the only museum in India exclusively devoted to moths, b…
Museum in Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Ramakrishna Mission

Cherrapunjee’s Ramakrishna Mission (an ecclesiastic order with origins in West Bengal) has an interesting one-room collection of everyday tribal artefacts, plus a discordant display of 78rpm records. Located 1km out…
Monument in Garo & Jaintia Hills

Nartiang Monoliths

The Jaintia Hills is home to the village of Nartiang, where you can visit an intriguing complex of stone monoliths erected by different clans between the 16th and 19th centuries. It's unattended and overgrown – bewa…