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Attractions to explore nearby Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

Cathedral of Mary Help of ChristiansLaitumkhrah, Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya 793003, India

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.

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Ward's Lake0.93 KMs away from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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.

Lady Hydari Park0.97 KMs away from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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

Shillong Golf Course1.80 KMs away from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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.

Shillong View Point2.85 KMs away from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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

Air Force Museum7.31 KMs away from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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 Falls7.73 KMs away from Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

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.