How to Get There
Travel options to get to Shillong
By Air: The nearest airport to Shillong is the Umroi Airport near Umiam lake, which is about 25kmsto Shillong with a daily flight operating only from Kolkata. For connectivity from other cities, the nearest major airport is Guwahati, linked by a beautiful 125 kms 4 lane highway to Shillong and serviced by numerous taxi services.
By Train: The closest railway station to Shillong is at Guwahati. It’s 125 kms away and easily accessible by taxi. The Guwahati railway station is connected to New Delhi and other major cities across the country.
Road/Self Drive: There are several private as well as government operated deluxe and regular tourist buses plying at regular intervals between Guwahati and Shillong. For a convenient and comfortable journey, it is better to hire a taxi or even take a shared taxi to be more economical.
Where to Eat: Shillong has a colourful tribal heritage that reflects in its food habits and different types of cuisines. The main local cuisine is Khasi and consists of delicacies prepared without any artificial or chemical preservatives. Do try the signature food items of the state, Jadoh (red rice and pork, cooked together with ginger, onions and turmeric), Dohneiiong (pork with black sesame curry) and Dohkhleh (pork salad) at Trattoria and Jadoh for local food at reasonable price.
For a posh and fine dining experience, pay a visit to La Galerie (Centre Point Hotel), Groove Eatery (O.B. Shopping Mall), Heritage Café (Tripura Castle) or eat at the numerous Cafes that dot the entire streets of Laitumkhrah and Police Bazaar.