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Shillong is a lively hill-station dotted with quaint churches, colonial buildings, and blue lakes. Named after an important local deity, U-Shyllong, it is the capital of the moisture-laden northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya which translates to Abode of the Clouds. Nearby natural waterfalls like Elephant Falls, Spreadeagle Falls, and Sweet Falls offer verdant trekking routes. Shillong is the hub of the rock music scene in eastern India and you can sample the best of this at any of the hip cafes of the city like Dylan’s or Cafe Shillong. Learn all about the indigenous cultures at State Museum and the sprawling Don Bosco Centre after which you can explore bustling local markets like Police Bazar. Drop by the Khasi Hills Archery Sports to witness the Thoh Tim, a popular betting game.

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Rock Cliff Homestay

Style: Heritage

Rock Cliff Homestay is a cozy accommodation located within walking distance to all major sightseeing places in Shillong. Discover the old world delights of this charming bungalow built in the 1930s that now boasts of modern amenities.

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Tripura Castle

Style: Heritage

The Heritage Club - Tripura Castle is an atmospheric heritage hotel located a mere five minutes from the Shillong city center. Embrace the vintage charm of the historic building which has been the summer retreat of the Tripura royal family through 186 generations.

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