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Shillong Peak

Offering magnificent views of Shillong city, Shillong Peak is a major tourist attraction located 10 km from Shillong. Located at an altitude of 6449 feet (1965 meters) above sea level, Shillong Peak is the highest point in Shillong from where you can capture the most breathtaking views of the city, the lofty Himalayas, splendid waterfalls, and Bangladesh plains.

Shillong Peak is located at the air force base and thus, serves as a radar station for the Indian Air Force, therefore the visitors have to submit a valid ID proof and get approval to enter the center, which is under constant surveillance. You can also use the telescope for a bird’s-eye view of Shillong that will make your trip to Shillong Peak memorable. You can trek up the hill to reach Shillong Peak for the best views but it is often bounded by heavy fog.

It is said that Shillong has gotten its name from this peak itself. Local tales say that 'Lei Shyllong', the patron deity lives in the hills and protects Shillong from all evils. Also, the U Shulong site atop the peak is considered sacred and in spring every year, a ritual is also performed here.

Here is detailed information about Shillong Peak 

Best Time to Visit Shillong Peak

September to May is the perfect time to visit Shillong Peak. During this time, the weather is pleasant and you can see clear views of Shillong city, the Himalayas, and Bangladesh. You can expect irregular rainfall but it is much less than the monsoon months from June to August.

Shillong Peak Timings

You can visit Shillong Peak from 9 am to 3.30 pm. The place is closed on Wednesday.

Shillong Peak Entry Fees

INR 30 per person for entry and INR 10 for the telescope (1 minute per person).

How to reach Shillong Peak

Shillong peak is located around 10 km away from the main city. A cab or taxi will take around 40 min to take you here.

Tips for Visiting Shillong Peak

  • Carry an ID proof with you to enter the gate.
  • Carry less luggage with you.
  • Wear light woolens as it may be cooler up the hill.
  • Carry an umbrella or raincoat with you. 

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