Shillong View point - A hill-top in high security zone to enjoy panoramic view of Shillong City with cloud-play around the town

The place which offers spectacular views of Shillong city and surrounded by pretty green hills with high pine trees all around. Amongst all main places to explore in and around Shillong, this view point is quite popular and it also takes some efforts to reach this place given the road condition & then waiting time of crossing through Shillong Air Force gate. This blogpost takes you through the journey to Shillong View Point, some tips to make it an amazing experience for you.

The place which offers spectacular views of Shillong city and surrounded by pretty green hills with high pine trees all around. Amongst all main places to explore in and around Shillong, this view point is quite popular and it also takes some efforts to reach this place given the road condition & then waiting time of crossing through Shillong Air Force gate. This blogpost takes you through the journey to Shillong View Point, some tips to make it an amazing experience for you. 



When you go towards Shillong view point, the road condition is little unpredictable and on your way, you need to go through some security checks at entry gate of Indian Air Force. One needs to carry an identity card because security guards at the entry gate check that and only allow people who have valid identity card. It takes some time here becaue lot of tourist vehicles are usually queued for completing the security check. Vehicles are allowed to taken inside but must follow the route which directly takes to the Shillong View Point. There are some shops if you want to have some snacks, tea, drinks.

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When you go towards Shillong view point, the road condition is little unpredictable and on your way, you need to go through some security checks at entry gate of Indian Air Force. One needs to carry an identity card because security guards at the entry gate check that and only allow people who have valid identity card. It takes some time here becaue lot of tourist vehicles are usually queued for completing the security check. Vehicles are allowed to taken inside but must follow the route which directly takes to the Shillong View Point. There are some shops if you want to have some snacks, tea, drinks. 

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There are 2 watch-towers and one of them has binocular. There are also Meghalayan traditional dresses available for rent, if you want to wear and get your photographs clicked. The place is awesome especially with great cloud play and amazing views of the Shillong city. 

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Shillong view point is located about 10 km south of Shillong City and it's the highest point of Shillong. This place provides great views of Shillong city like what you can see in above photograph. This place also makes you aware about how big Shillong in. I didn't think Shillong is such big city and this place changed my views. There are some huge buildings visible from this view point. There are few waterfalls close to this place, but we chose to skip those and directly went to Mawlynnong Living root bridge.
Shillong view point is located about 10 km south of Shillong City and it's the highest point of Shillong. This place provides great views of Shillong city like what you can see in above photograph. This place also makes you aware about how big Shillong in. I didn't think Shillong is such big city and this place changed my views. There are some huge buildings visible from this view point. There are few waterfalls close to this place, but we chose to skip those and directly went to Mawlynnong Living root bridge. 


Comments

Shrinidhi Hande said…
Nice. When we visited we couldn;t go there as access road would open only after 9 AM and we couldn't wait.

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