Shillong View Point, Shillong

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One of the highest points in Meghalaya state at 1,965 m (6,446 ft) altitude, Shillong View Point offers sweeping 360-degree views of the capital city. Lush greenery and the serene environment make this spot popular with tourists. Use one of the telescopes on site to catch a spectacular view of the waterfalls gushing out of a mountain. You'll need permission from the Air Force Station to access the peak, which lies along an Indian Air Force road; this might take time, but free parking is available. Bring some snacks along. Using our world travel planner, Shillong attractions like Shillong View Point can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 16, 2017
    YOU go through a military base hiding all your camera equipment, but when you reach there, the view is pretty bismal. even on a clear day the view is not that enjoyable. most of the days are cloudy, s...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    If luck permits without any fog then spent some good time from the tower. The top most point of Shillong giving a magnificent view of the city.  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    I have been to this point numerous times. Just go there for some quiet time or a walk may be. Good place to chill for a short time with street snacks available in plenty to kill time.  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    Very pleasant view from the watch tower, only if the weather is clear. Nearby places are also very beautiful. Must stop.
  • July 10, 2017
    you can see entire city from here, close to Shillong and good for 3-4 hours trip. plenty of shops around for snacks/tea. a must visit place in Shillong.
  • May 27, 2017
    About half an hour from Shillong, Shillong view point s located inside an Army Facility. One of the members should have an Govt. ID Card. Paid toilets are available. There is an observation point. Food stalls are available. You can dress up as locals and take photos.
  • July 12, 2017
    whole Shillong City View, You feel above the sky, looks like clouds are coming out from down.
  • June 26, 2017
    You see miniature like buildings of whole Shillong and there is the facility of binoculars that aid you to see those little little buildings and able to recognize it.

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Shillong's accommodations cater to a range of tastes and budgets, meeting the needs of budget-conscious backpackers and middle-class Indian families wishing to get away from the heat at lower altitudes. The Police Bazar district has most of the lodgings of interest to those seeking the simplicity of a guesthouse or the value of a hostel. Staying in this lively commercial area puts you right in the thick of things. To the south, you'll find some pristine resort hotels set in privileged spots with vistas, pools, and fine-dining restaurants.
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