Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, India is just 55 km from Mawsynram, the world's wettest place. It is one of the important tourist destinations in the northeast India. It is often referred to as the ‘Scotland of the East’ due to its striking similarity with the Scottish Highlands. Shillong is also often called as "India's Rock Capital" due to its inhabitants' great passion for music. The city derives its name from ‘Leishylong’ – the Superpower or God who is believed to reside on the Shillong Peak, overlooking the city. Lying in the cradle of tall pine trees and pineapple shrubs, Shillong’s undulating terrain is a constant source of attraction for tourists both from the country and abroad. The climate is moderately warm and humid during summer but quite cold in winters. October-November and March-April are the best months to visit Shillong. The beautiful and historic places of tourist interest include Don Bosco Museum, Butterfly museum, Botanical Garden, Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake and Ward’s Lake. 

For more information about Shillong visit:  http://megtourism.gov.in/shillong-circuit.html

Post Conference Tour: An One day / Two day post-conference tour may be organised to Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Dawki and Mawlynnong Village / Dawki for the interested participants on payment of the requisite charges. Participants interested in such tours may inform to sthmcon@gmail.com in advance.

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Tourist Spots

Distance (Km) from the venue


Don Bosco Museum

3.3 km

Mawlai, Shillong

Shillong Peak

18.2 km

Upper Shillong

Elephant Falls

15.3 km

Upper Shillong

Umiam Lake (Bara Pani)

15 km

Ri Bhoi District

Mawphlang Sacred Grove

25 km

East Khasi Hills Dist.

Sohra (Cherrapunjee)

53.7 km

East Khasi Hills Dist.

Double Decker Living root bridge, Laitkynsew

65.7 km

East Khasi Hills Dist.

Mawsynram (Wettest place in the world)

65 km

East Khasi Hills Dist.

Nartiang Monoliths

65 km

Jaintia Hills Dist.

Mawlynnong (Cleanest village in Asia)

90 km

East Khasi Hills Dist.

Nongkhnum Island

107 km

West Khasi Hills Dist.

Balpakram National Park

219 km

South Garo Hills Dist.

Siju Cave

439 km

South Garo Hills Dist.

Kaziranga National Park

317 km


Kamakya Temple

130 km