A short break from the mundane works of life is very much necessary for every individual. This helps in helps in lifting up the spirit. A weekend trip is just the right one to boost up the spirit and then to start work all over again.
Shillong offers its people excellent opportunity for weekend getaways. There are several weekend getaways near Shillong that can be explored. Following are the information regarding some wonderful weekend destinations near Shillong.
Weekend trips from Shillong
Distance: 101 km from Shillong.
Time by road: 3hrs.
Best Season: All throughout the year
Guwahati is known as the land of temples. It is the home to the Goddess Kamakhya. The city of Guwahati houses four Shatipeeths namely Kamakhya Temple on Nilachal Hill , Dirgheswari Temple in north Guwahati, Ugratara Temple, Bhubaneshwari Temple atop Nilarhal hill. Guwahati is endowed with many beautiful places of tourist attraction. The mighty Brahmaputra River is among the major attractions of the city of Guwahati. Other tourist attractions of Guwahati include Digholi Pukhuri, Deepor Beel, Guwahati Planetarium, Guwahati Zoo, Assam State Museum, Accoland and Srimanta Sankardeva Kalashetra. Visiting Guwahati will be incomplete if you do not try the authentic assamese cuisine. The restaurants in Guwahati offers you with the best assamese dishes.
How to Reach
The National Highway 40 connects Shillong with Guwahati. Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) regularly offers bus services from Shillong to Guwahati and vice – versa. Shared Tourist Taxis, Tata Sumo Taxis are also available easily to travel between Shillong to Guwahati and vice-versa.
Bus rates: Rs 100 – Rs 150 (approx) per person.
Tata Sumo rates: Rs 15...
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...available from Mawlong haat or Anjali point. Also taxis from Taxi stand in Police bazaar, Shillong are also available.
Taxi rates: Rs 500- Rs 1000 (Approx)
Lumsohpet Byneng (Bhoi) weekend Trips from Shillong
Distance: 50 Kms from shillong
Time by road: 2 hrs
Best time to visit: All throughout the year.
It is located in Ri Bhoi District on a hill top, known as the navel of Heaven.Lumsohpet Byneng symbolises the deep rooted spiritual belief of the Hynniewtrep – the Seven huts people. According to legend, it is said that "The Golden Bridge" signifies the human Golden Heart and soul in communion with the Divine Creator, in each prayer,worship, reverence, paying obeisance, and divination.On the first Sunday of February an annual pilgrimage is always held.
How to reach
Taxis amd Busses are easily available from Shillong to Bhoi.
Taxi rates: Rs 500-Rs 1000