Outdoor Activities in Shillong

Outdoor activities in Shillong are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Shillong comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Shillong and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Shillong has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Shillong.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Shillong:

  1. Elephant Fall

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    Elephant Fall

    Outdoors, Forest, Nature

    Known as Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew by the local Khasi people, Elephant Falls are perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Shillong. If you are on a sight-seeing spree of the city, make sure this place is right at the top of your itinerary. The first thing that you will witness after reaching the spot is the foaming white water, gurgling down the stony steps. This crystal clear water ...Read more
  2. Lady Hydari Park

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    Lady Hydari Park

    Outdoors, Park, Zoo, Walking Area

    Out of the places to visit in Shillong, this is the most enchanting one. This magnificent garden enthralls with its green lawns, well manicured outdoors and varieties of flora adorning the Park. This unmissable picnic spot is run and maintained by the forest department and also is a home to animals in a mini-zoo. The children's park nearby is quite crowded with numerous kids coming there to pla...Read more
  3. Wards Lake

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    Wards Lake

    Outdoors, Water Body, Botanical Garden, Lake

    If you are in Shillong you cannot and should not miss out on the Ward's Lake. Located in the heart of the city, this horse-shoe shaped lake is a popular spot to take a lazy walk or admire the green lawn dotted with multi-colored flowers. Shillong travel guide mentions Ward’s lake as the most visited destination and we know why! Named after Sir William Ward, the then Chief Commissioner of ...Read more
  4. Shillong Peak

    Outdoors, Trail, View Point, Hiking Trail

    Sightseeing at Shillong cannot be complete until you spare time to visit the Shillong peak. If you want a panoramic view of the beauty of Shillong, just take the trekking trail to Shillong Peak and you will get to witness a spectacular sight, unique and exquisitely charming. Experience a completely different high here! Approximately 1966 m above sea level, this peak enjoys the tag of ...Read more
  5. Butterfly Museum

    Outdoors, Nature, Specialty Museum

    A museum which houses varieties of butterflies, from different parts of the region, this privately owned museum is a treat for those who are visiting Shillong for the first time. Owned and managed by Wankhar, Riatsamthiah, this museum is filled with colors, quite literally. The museum also takes up various programs to preserve and conserve various species of butterflies and moths. Butterflies a...Read more
  6. Sweet Falls

    Outdoors, Picnic Spot, Nature

    Situated near Happy Valley at a distance of about eight kilometers from Shillong, Sweet falls is a yet another beautiful waterfall of Shillong, It resembles a straight pencil of water emerging from a large size water pipe, as it drops vertically over a distance exceeding two hundred feet. With pleasing sight of the nature and picturesque sanity of surroundings, this is an amazing place for natu...Read more
  7. Shillong Golf Club

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    Shillong Golf Club

    Outdoors, Golf Course, Valley, Picnic Spot

    Out of all the places to visit in Shillong, Golf course in the most unique one! Shillong enjoys the rare privilege of having the largest and the only natural golf course in the whole of Asia. This golf course is also known as the Gleneagles of the East. Golf was introduced in Shillong in 1898 by a group of British civil service officers after the constructed a 9-hole course. Presently it has an...Read more
  8. Bishop And Beadon Falls

    Outdoors, Forest, Hill, Nature

    Bishop and Beadon Falls are twin waterfalls that will make any traveler fall in love with the city of Shillong. The waterfalls cascading from the emerald green hill, forested with different varieties of flora, is quite an unparalleled sight. Of the two falls, Beadon Falls is a little bit disjointed and you will see rocky hills and stones, which seem to disconnect the flow. On the other hand, th...Read more
  9. Spread Eagle Falls

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    Spread Eagle Falls

    Outdoors, Forest, Water Body, Nature

    Cutting through rocky terrains, meandering amidst the green forests of Meghalaya, Spread Eagle Falls or Urkaliar, spreads its water over a wide region, making it one of the widest waterfalls in the region. Surrounded by steep, beautiful hills, this waterfall is a sight that will be engraved in the hearts of all tourists, who come here to enjoy its mesmerizing views. Since the spot is situated i...Read more
  10. Umiam Lake

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    Umiam Lake

    Outdoors, Forest, Water Body, Lake

    This is a beautiful lake that sees numerous tourists from all over the country. The scenic spot is a part of a hydro-electric project, Umiam Umtru Hydro Electric Power Project, which resulted in the construction of this lake. Also known as Big Water or Barapani, this lake is an ideal place to experience the natural splendor of Shillong. If you visit this place, you will have the opportunity to ...Read more