Top things to do in Shillong

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…
Market in Shillong

Iew Duh

The vast, crowded public market area (bara bazar means 'big market') is one of the most animated shopping areas in the Northeast. You'll reach it about 1.75km west of the big Police Bazar roundabout along GS Rd. Tho…
Cafe in Shillong

Dylan's Cafe

An ample 1st-floor space with couches, bean bags and terrace tables looking out on the leafy surrounds, Dylan's serves good coffee and juices, breakfasts from waffles to full English, and light eats like quesadillas…
Cafe in Shillong

Café Shillong

This fashionable hang-out in bustling Laitumkhrah ('lai-muk-rah' or just 'laimu') has good coffee, yummy steaks and other dishes (₹250 to ₹500), plus live music on Sundays from about 6pm to 8.30pm. The decor feature…
Adivasi in Shillong


There's no better way to sample local Khasi flavours than by dropping in for lunch at this busy place. Jadoh (sticky rice stewed in pig blood) and curried pig innards are favourites here, but for the best variety tr…
Religious in Shillong


The self-proclaimed Khasi cultural centre, Smit village hosts the five-day Nongkrem Festival featuring goat sacrifices and a slow-motion dance performed by women and men in full ethnic dress in front of the thatched…
Multicuisine in Shillong

City Hut Dhaba

City Hut's smart, efficient waiters serve generous portions of varied Indian, Chinese and barbecue dishes in four clean and agreeable rooms, including a family-only room and an attractive, flower-decked straw pavili…
Bar in Shillong

Cloud 9

Hotel Centre Point's panoramic top-floor lounge has a good party scene going on Fridays and Saturdays when there are often DJ sessions from around 8.30pm (some Fridays live bands play instead). There's good pan-Asia…
Chinese in Shillong

Barbecue Chinese Restaurant

This is a reliable stop for all Chinese standards, served by efficient waiters in atmospheric surrounds with brick walls, wood panelling, mirrors and a fish tank, down a short flight of steps from street level.