Shillong attractions

Top Choice Museum in Shillong

Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures

This well-displayed museum is a fabulous repository of tribal artefacts interspersed with exhibits on Christian missionary work. The self-guided visit takes about 1½ hours. The 17 galleries exhibit tribal basketry, …
Sports Ground in Shillong

Khasi Hills Archery Sports Institute

This is the venue for a 50-person archery event whose outcome is the subject of a highly popular betting game in Shillong, known as Thoh Tim or Teer or Siat Khnam. At tiny betting stalls all over the city, people wa…
Museum in Shillong

Wankhar Entomology Museum

This remarkable one-room display of pinned butterflies, moths, rhinoceros beetles and stick insects is housed in the home of the original collector. Most of the exhibits are from Northeast India and the giant moths …
Lake in Shillong

Ward’s Lake

The central landscaping element of colonial-era Shillong, this attractive lake has a pretty ornamental bridge, adjacent flower beds and manicured lawns, courting couples, boating facilities and gaggles of geese.
Park in Shillong

Shillong Golf Course

Walk 2km northeast of Police Bazar to stroll the rolling meadows of Shillong Golf Course, bordered by pine trees and overlooked by a pretty clubhouse. You're free to roam the far extent of the greens (Sts Peter &…
Historic Building in Shillong

Pinewood Hotel

The centrally located Pinewood Hotel is a 1920s tea-growers' retreat that is particularly representative of colonial-era architecture. It's now a state-government-run hotel and you can drop in for tea or a drink in …
Church in Shillong

Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church, perched above Police Bazar, is a graceful structure in whose grounds stands a statue of Thomas Jones, the still-revered Welsh missionary who brought Christianity and literacy to the Khasi pe…
Church in Shillong

All Saints’ Cathedral

The 1902 All Saints’ Cathedral would look perfect pictured on a biscuit tin.
Gate in Shillong

Ward's Lake Gate No 2

An entrance to Ward's Lake.
Gate in Shillong

Ward's Lake Gate No 1

An entrance to Ward's Lake.