Shillong (Meghalaya): The north-eastern province of Meghalaya is an unexplored slice of paradise and is home to some of the most enchanting tourist spots that provide visitors with an unforgettable experience. One such tourist spot is the Shillong peak, located at a distance of 10 km southwards of the main city.
Over the years, the mesmerising beauty of Shillong peak tucked away in the laps of nature has wowed tourists from across the globe. It has become the most talked about tourist destination of the state. The peak offers a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the city and the Himalayan ranges.
The state of Meghalaya has carved a niche for itself on the country’s tourism map for its incredibly blessed natural scenic beauty. The state boasts of some of the best tourist spots that provide a major boost to the tourism sector of the state.
Meghalaya’s capital Shillong- the Scotland of the East- is an unexplored slice of paradise that those who visit this place can never forget it in their lifetime.
A large number of both domestic as well as international tourists are seen every day exploring the unmatchable beauty of the state.
“It is a beautiful place and I feel the whole country should seek inspiration from Meghalaya. People here are very warm and kind. We liked the hospitality. In fact, next time whenever we get time, we will definitely visit again,” said a tourist.
Engulfed in lush green mountains, picturesque landscape, surrounding waterfalls, the Shillong peak is a visual treat for the visitors.
Shillong Peak is the highest peak of the province of Himalayas, standing at an altitude of 1,965 meters above the sea level and is one of the most visited sites of the hill station.
One has to travel through deep gorges, zigzag roads with lush green scenery on both sides to reach the Shillong peak.
The visitors can climb on the top of the peak to have a spectacular view of the city in its candid and casual avatar.
Moreover, highly popular among locals and tourists, the Shillong Peak offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan range and Bangladesh plains on cloudless days.
“It is extremely beautiful and nice. After raining, the sky is clear and it looks more beautiful and adds to the charm of the state. We are surprised by nature’s beauty and it is mesmerising,” said a tourist.
Besides exploring the scenic beauty of the city right from the top of the peak, the visitors can have a firsthand experience of the culture and tradition of the Khasi tribe.
For adventure lovers, treks can be an interesting part of their journey amid the rare flora and fauna.
The Shillong peak is not steep and can be termed a gentle climb. Its structure is rather semi-circular. One can approach the Shillong peak through upper Shillong or the Jowai road by bus or car.
Shillong is blessed with an abundance of natural resources which makes it inseparable from the rest of the country. And with a growing number of tourists every year, the Meghalaya tourism sector is likely to see a huge paradigm shift with tourists from around the globe converging to these tourist hotspots.