Guwahati to Shillong
Travelling from Guwahati to Shillong
By Bus – There is a direct Guwahati to Shillong bus service and this is the most convenient way to travel. Travel to Guwahati from Shillong in just two hours by bus. The distance from Guwahati to Shillong is approximately 100 km. The bus drivers are used to the narrow winding roads and the terrain of the region. The bus journey there will also offer one some stunning views.
By Train – Due to the mountainous terrain in the region, Guwahati to Shillong train service is not available. The closest station to Shillong is in Guwahati, so this way of travel to Shillong from Guwahati is not an option.
By Flight – Guwahati to Shillong flights are available – along with some economical prices as well. It must be kept in mind that there are very few direct flights between the two places. This is why travelling to Shillong by road is the preferred over a Guwahati to Shillong flight, travelling by road also gives you the option of being able to get a great view of the area.
By Car/Cab – Cab service is available to cover the Guwahati to Shillong distance. Travelling from Guwahati to Shillong by car takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes via NH 40 depending on the service and traffic conditions. Guwahati to Shillong distance of 100 km has to be covered in this route to reach the destination. Think about how to travel from Guwahati to Shillong based on the ages of those travelling with you and based on your needs.
Shillong – The Scotland of the East
Shillong is the hill station capital of the north eastern state of Meghalaya. Located on the Shillong Plateau, it is blessed with pollution free pleasant weather making it the ideal holiday destination.
Things to do
Sightseeing in Shillong is a long list if beautiful places. The city of waterfalls, is the only place to feel the spray from its waterfalls spread across the city while riding across them or marvelling their beauty while enjoying a peaceful picnic with your friends or family. Head over to Ward’s lake for a boat ride with multi-hued fish and maybe feed a few. Adventure seekers can head over to Umiam Lake to try their hands at water sports or go to Cheerapunji to trek along the ancient David Scott trail.
Chinese cuisine is the specialty of Shillong. Indian food like chola bhatura and idli dosa are available at small restaurants in Police bazar or venture out to the small unnamed shacks in Mawkhar main road to get a taste of the local cuisine. Hotels in Shillong include several mid- range places are cosy and comfortable and budget hotels that are fairly comfortable.