The place, the people and the climate all combine to create an atmosphere to make Shillong an ideal holiday resort throughout the year. Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth is only 56 kms away from Shillong. Shad Sukmynsiem means dance with joyful heart. It is a thanks giving dance, held in shillong in the month of April every year.
Altitude: 1496 meters. Climate (deg C): Summer - Max 23.3, Min 15. Winter - Max 15.6, Min 3.9. Season: Throughout the year.
Places Of Interest: Ward Lake, Botanical Garden & Museum, Meghalaya State Museum, Lady Hydari Park & Mini Zoo, Crinoline Falls & Swimming Pool, Wei Tdem (Sweet Falls), Shillong Peak, Elephanta Falls, Arunachal Pradesh Museum, Iewduh Bara Bazar, Butterfly Museum, Bishop & Beadon Falls, Shillong Golf Course, Polo Grounds, Umian Lake.
Excursions: Cherrapunjee- 56 kms, Dwaki- 86 kms.
Reach - By Air: Nearest airport Guwahati- 129 kms and Umroi Airport- 31 kms are connected with Calcutta. By Rail: Nearest Railhead is Guwahati- 103 kms. By Road: Calcutta- 1184 kms, Darjeeling- 690 kms, Gangtok- 692 kms, Guwahati- 103 kms, Kaziranga- 294 kms, Aizwal- 430 kms, Siliguri- 578 kms, Manas- 273 kms, Agartala- 499 kms, Kohima- 469 kms, Itanagar- 481 kms.