Things to Do in the Evening:
Shillong is a haven for music lovers with quite a few popular pubs in the city offering Live Entertainment together with great food & drinks. Irish Pub (Polo Towers), Cloud 9 (Centre Point), Tango (O.B. Shopping Mall), Poinisuk Hotel (Laitumkhrah) & Evening Club (Police Bazaar) top the list of places to go for nightlife which is generally at its peak on Fridays and Saturdays.
Tourist Attractions (in & around Shillong)
Umiam Lake: Surrounded by thick coniferous forests and undulating hills, Umiam Lake and the adjoining Lum Nehru Park is an ideal place for strolling and enjoying a nice picnic.Umiam Lake is also famous for thrilling water sports and fun activities like kayaking, boating and water cycling.
Distance from The City Centre: 16.5 Kilometers
Shillong Peak: Located at an elevation of 1965m above sea level, Shillong Peak is the highest viewpoint that offers a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of the distant hills, waterfalls, Shillong city, and plains of Bangladesh.
Distance from The City Centre: 4 kms
Elephant Falls: Elephant Falls is a three-tier cascading waterfall very near to the city. The Britishers named it so because of a huge adjoining rock, which has an uncanny resemblance with that of an elephant. However, the rock is no longer seen ever since it was destroyed in an earthquake.
Distance from The City Centre: 11 Kilometers
Laitlum Canyons: Literally translating into the “end of the hills”, Laitlum Canyon is an ideal place for trekking enthusiasts and nature admirers. Visit this hilltop viewpoint, and enjoy stunning views of gorges, distant hills, valleys, and zigzagging hilly roads.
Distance from The City Centre: 4 Kilometers
Mary Help for Christian Cathedral: Featuring high arches and stained-glass windows, Mary Help of Christian Cathedral is one of the most famous churches in Shillong. Perched high on a hill, one can also visit the Grotto Church which is carved out the same hill and is located right below the Cathedral.
Distance from the City Centre: 2 Kilometers
Ward’s Lake: Located at the heart of the city, the lake is encircled by cobblestone walkway and ideal for evening strolls.
Distance from the City Centre: Ward’s Lake is conveniently located at the heart of city near the Raj Bhavan.
Don Bosco Museum: Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures features art galleries, wide collections of handicrafts, artefacts, attires, ornaments, and weapons used by various tribes of North-east India.
Distance from The City Centre: 5 kilometers
Lady Hydari Park: Named after the first lady of the province- Lady Hydari, this park comprises of a sprawling and manicured garden including beautiful rose beds and children’s play area. There is a mini zoo inside the park housing more than 73 species of birds and 100 species of reptiles.
Distance from The City Centre: 2 kilometers
All Saints Cathedral: Considered to be one of the oldest churches in the city, All Saints Cathedral reflects a colonial style architecture along with wooden roofs.
Distance from The City Centre: 1.4 Kilometers