Meghalaya is a state in north-east India. Meghalaya covers an area of approximately 22,430 square kilometers. Meghalaya also offers many adventure tourism opportunities like rock climbing, mountaineering, , trekking and hiking and also water sports. Shillong road is a major tourism attraction for tourist. A scenic 50 kilometer (KM) long road connects Cherrapunji with Shillong.
Assam is the central state in the NorthEastern Region of India & serves as the gateway to the rest of 7 States. If you ever plan to visit assam you can first visit the official website of Assam tourism where you can explore more abou this beautiful place. For the purposes of tourism there are wildlife reserves like the Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary, Nameri National Park, Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Manas National Park and Dibru-Saikhowa.
More information regarding the tourism and heritage tourism, tea tourism & adventure tourism in Assam can be obtained from the main office of Assam tourism, which provide information booklet & Assam Tourism Guide at a very reasonable price. The Assam tourism Department also conducts many Assam sightseeing tours through out the year. Assam tourism department has a fleet of luxury and deluxe buses & also jeeps which are available for hire at a very reasonable price.
Weather in Guwahati is also nice when compared to other metropolitan cities of India. Weather in Shillong is just like any other hill station in India which has given a big boost to the Shillong tourism in Meghalaya. The temperature is moderate throughout the year. But the temperature in the month of January and February is around 5 to 7 degrees. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, also known as Guwahati International Airport is the primary international airport of North Eastern States of India. The Guwahati railway station is around 18 KM from the Guwahati City Airport.
There are many places to visit in Shillong. The main Shillong tourist places
are Elephant Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Wards Lake, Shillong Golf Course, Shillong peak, etc. You may Google search the images to see how it looks like. You may also like to have a look at the shillong map at google. But in Map you will only get an idea how far are the distances from one another nothing more than that.
The travel agencies provide Shillong tour packages for Shillong and Cherrapunji sightseeing which covers most tourist places in Meghalaya. Many tourists ask how to reach Shillong from Guwahati. Well from Guwahati to Shillong taxi fare is 180/- per person (on Shared Basis) and 1500/- if you Book the cab. Distance from Guwahati to Shillong is 86 KMs.
There are lots of places to visit in Guwahati like Kamakhya Temple, Assam state zoo, Brahmaputra river side, Shankardev Kalashetra, Bhuvaneswari temple, Deepor beel, Umananda temple etc
Right from budget budget hotels to five star hotels, you may opt to stay in any hotels in Guwahati. The number of budget hotels in shilling is less as compared to Guwahati.
North East has every kind of accommodation types to suit all kinds of budgets & preferences. They range from affordable & budget hotels to boutique & 5 star hotels and Resorts. There is no dearth of Hotels North East especially in Guwahati in Assam and Shillong in meghalaya which are the two most visited tourist destinations. The Meghalaya attractions include mainly the innumerable tourist places that form the backbone of Meghalaya tourism. You may also contact the Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation which is located at Polo Road, Shilling or Tourist Information Center Meghalaya Tourism office which is situated at Police Bazar, Shillong. The Tourism Department Govt. of Meghalaya is the administrative Department and is responsible to oversee the functions of Meghalaya Tourism to ensure uniform implementation of Governmental procedures. Shillong tourism is also emphasizing on adventure Shillong tourism in Meghalaya that include trekking and caving & water sports which has boosted Shillong tourism.
Hotels in Guwahati are quite affordable. Hotels in Shillong are a little bit costlier. Most hotels in Cherrapunji are costly.
Some of the renounced hotels which are known for quality and service at an affordable price are Hotel Landmark (Guwahati/Shillong/Haflong/Kaziranga), hotel Nandan Guwahati, Pinewood hotel Shillong, hotel centre point Shillong, kaziranga resort, iora resort kaziranga, kaziranga hotels, ri kynjai shillong, orchid lake resort shillong, hotel Broadway Shillong, orchid hotel Shillong, hotel silk route Shillong, hotel pinewood Shillong and hotel lake view inn Shillong.
I am a frequent traveller but since i get off from my work only on saturdays and Sunday so i rarely plan any trip which iss more than 2 days long. In short i can say that I travel nearby tourist places only like Guwahati, Shilling, Kaziranga, Haflong etc. I used to stay in different hotels each time i visit these places but i feel very fortunare enough to my friend Rakesh whom i met at an conference asked me to check out a hotel named Landmark. So I decided to check that hotel and to my suprise I found that the quality of service and they were offering was next to none. So now days when ever i get time on Weekends i plan trips to all the beautiful places but i make sure that i book my room in advance in any of the Hotels of Landmark Group. when I visit Kaziranga I make sure i book my room at ‘Landmark Woods, Kaziranga’and for my Trips to Shillong i make sure i book well in advance at Landmark Victoria. It not quite surprising that hotels has got an awesome rating of 3.5 out of 5 at TripAdvisor (popular website where people rate hotels).
The rates are fairly reasonable rates. The rooms are really spacious. Its a decent hotel which is centrally located and away from all sort of clutter. Staffs I found to be good, helpful and smiling. Must say had great fun as I was traveling with colleagues. The USP of this hotel is its central location.