Shillong Peak

#7 of 17 things to do in Shillong

One of the major attractions of the hill station, the Shillong peak is located at a distance of 10 kms from the city centre. Situated at a height of 965 m above the sea level, this is the height point of Shillong. The Shillong peak offers an excellent view of the entire city, the majestic Himalayas, the breath-taking waterfalls and beautiful Bangladeshi plains. It is said that Shillong gets its name from this peak itself. Legend says that the patron deity 'Leishyllong' resides in the hills and protects the city from all evils. The U Shulong site at the top of the peak is sacred and every spring the indigenous people organise a ritual in the site. To get the best view of the city one can trek all the way up to this peak, which offers a beautiful bird’s eye view of the city. The place is situated into the air force base and due to security reasons, heavy checking is done at the gates.

·        Open Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
·        Cost: Entry: Free,
·        Telescope services: INR 10

 

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Shillong Peak  tourism
Shillong Peak  tourism
Shillong Peak  tourism
Shillong Peak  tourism