Posted by: Brad Beaman | May 31, 2015

Shillong Photo Essay

Shillong is the Hill Station at the capital of Meghalaya in Northeast India.

Umiam Lake is a reservoir located  just before Shillong on the Guwahati-Shillong Road.

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This house on the Tripura Castle road.

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Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is in Don Bosco Square visited as a pilgrimage site for Catholic Christians.

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The tea lounge at Tripura Castle which is now a hotel now but was built in the early 1920s by Maharaja Bir Bikram.

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Shillong is also sometimes called as “India’s Rock Capital” because of the passion for music.

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Khasi Tribal woman in traditional rain cover. Meghalaya is the “wettest place on earth.”

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Meghalaya known as “Abode of Clouds” Shillong is a mile high city about 5,000 feet elevation.

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Shillong Peak at 1965 m above sea level is the highest point in the state.

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Our kids in Khasi tribal dress at Shillong Peak.

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Fern on the way to Shillong Peak.

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Elephant Falls 12 km from Shillong.

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Mawphlang Sacred Forest Eco tourist destination.

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Wards Lake is lake park with garden.

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