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Shillong View Point

East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya 793004, India


About Shillong View Point

Mountaintop with observation towers offering views of the sweeping vistas of Shillong City.

Attractions near Shillong View Point

Lady Hydari Park2.16km from Shillong View Point

Scenic, manicured green space with flowering gardens, a lake, and a small zoo.

Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians2.85km from Shillong View Point

A unique feature of the Cathedral Church building is that it stands on sand. The type of foundation was recommended since the region, where Shillong is located, is prone to severe earthquakes. At the time of building the foundation, trenches were cut from rock and half-filled with sand. The structure has no direct connection with the rock. Theoretically, the Church building, in times of earthquakes, can rock safely on the shock-absorbing sand which is supposed to reduce the earthquake's effects.

Ward's Lake3.35km from Shillong View Point

One of the most popular attractions of Shillong, Ward’s lake is a must-visit place when in this pristine north-eastern city. Also known as Pollock’s Lake, this artificial water body is encircled by an extensive lush garden and lies in the middle of the city. Take a walk around this horse-shoe shaped lake on the cobble-stone path or simply admire the colorful floral beds in the garden. It is equally popular amidst locals, family vacationers and honeymooning couples, as a picnic spot.

Shillong Golf Course4.52km from Shillong View Point

Shillong Golf Course, located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, is one of the oldest, biggest and finest natural golf circuits around the world. It is situated in a mesmerizing beautiful vale that is surrounded with thick pine and rhododendron forestation.

Air Force Museum4.92km from Shillong View Point

The museum offers its visitors an insight into the history of the Indian Air Force and its events, especially during the Indo - Pak War of 1971. Among other things, the museum provides information on the history of planes and aircraft, models of aircrafts, the world's oldest airport, and the Wright brothers’ memorial.

Elephant Falls5.4km from Shillong View Point

Dramatic, multi-tiered waterfalls in picturesque surrounds, with an easy walking trail and stairs. The local Khasi people called it Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew (or “Three Steps Waterfalls”). The British renamed the falls because there used to be a rock resembling an elephant near the left side of the main falls (which I think was the bottommost one). However, that rock was destroyed in an earthquake back in 1897.

Where is Shillong View Point

Discover more attractions in East Khasi Hills, where Shillong View Point is located

East Khasi Hills11 attractions

The East Khasi Hills District is mostly hilly with deep gorges and ravines on the southern portion. The most important physiographic features of the district is the Shillong Plateau interspersed with river valley, then fall sharply in the southern portion forming deep gorges and ravine in Mawsynram and Shella-Bholaganj bordering Bangladesh.

What visitors say about Shillong View Point

It is just a viewpoint overlooking the Shillong city.

Personally, I found the place less interesting. The drive to the viewpoint was much more nicer than the viewpoint itself. May be it will look better in the evening when the city below is all lighted up.

There are shops and eateries nearby, including a costume shop where you can try out the local clothing.