Top things to do

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…
Lake in Shillong

Ward’s Lake

The central landscaping element of colonial-era Shillong, this attractive lake has a pretty ornamental bridge, flower beds, coy courting couples, boating facilities and gaggles of geese. Walk 15 minutes northeast of…
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Wankhar Entomology Museum

The memorably named Wankhar Entomology Museum is a remarkable one-room display of pinned butterflies, gruesome rhinoceros beetles and incredible stick-insects in the home of the original collector.
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Iew Duh

This vast market is one of the most animated in the north-east. Thousands of Khasi tribes-people flock in from their villages, selling everything from tribal baskets to fish traps and edible frogs.
Multicuisine in Shillong

City Hut Dhaba

Tucked beside Earle Holiday Home and guarded by gnomes, City Hut serves a variety of Indian, Chinese, barbecue and ice creams in four different eating rooms, including a family-only room and an attractive, flower-de…
Indian in Shillong


With a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere and an impressive array of aquariums full of goldfish, this no-nonsense restaurant serves a tasty mix of Indian and Chinese meals.
Multicuisine in Shillong

La Galerie

This suave glass-panelled restaurant compartmentalised into booths and adorned with photographs of local scenes serves excellent Indian, Continental and Chinese food. Cloud 9 is the top-floor bar-restaurant serving …
Khasi in Shillong


No visit to Shillong is complete without a midday meal at this busy proletarian eatery patronised by locals. Some of the best local Khasi dishes, including ja doh (rice stewed in pig blood) and curried pig innards, …
Cafe in Shillong

Café Shillong

This cool hangout in bustling Laitumkhrah (pronounced Lai-muk-rah) has the best coffee in town, yummy steaks, and rock, jazz and blues on tap. Its fashionable decor features a Les Paul guitar signed by performing mu…
Church in Shillong

All Saints’ Cathedral

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