Travel Diaries: Shillong, Meghalaya – Day 2

My first day in Shillong started with a scrumptious breakfast and then we got a taxi and headed straight to Elephant Falls. Elephant Falls has three lovely waterfalls and entry isn’t very expensive. You will have to pay to take your cameras and smartphones in. We paid around ₹120.

After this we went to Police Bazaar, which is the local market of Shillong. 

The market has eateries, fruits, clothes, electronics, etc. We went to a local bakery because the smell of its baked goodies had filled the street.

R.B’s had cakes, muffins, cookies and the works. Too much baking powder but some of the things tasted good. Ask for their recommendations to pick something you can have with tea. We also went to a supermarket on the street where we got some essentials.

Paan lover will love Shillong for its fresh supari. Supari grown on a tree just like ten coconut tree and is peeled off by local women using a sharp knife and used in preparing the perfect paan. 

After some local food at Cafe Shillong we moved to Don Bosco Museum. This museum is huge. 7 floors and is rated top on Trip Advisor. 

There is a sky walk at the top with a view of Shillong that you shouldn’t miss. You must also not miss the documentary that tells you about the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of NE India on the floor right below the sky walk. You will also find some snacks there.

The sky walk is beautiful and is an absolute must visit. 

After the museum we went to Hydari Park.

The park is a nice place to relax after a long day. There are also some animals in the park so if you are taking a kid along don’t miss looking at them. It was quite fun, we saw a pair of rather large griffons get into a fight. Amazing! 

Afterwards we went to the main market again to look at the imported clothes market. We didn’t find a lot of fun stuff but then we went to get some coffee at cafe coffee day and that cheered us up. We got back late and watched some TV before bed. 

One thought on “Travel Diaries: Shillong, Meghalaya – Day 2

  1. Tamul aka fresh betel nut is also you can trace in the police bazaar and on the way to shillong from Guwahati.

    Hydari Park was great with beautiful flowers and lovely birds.

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