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“Very Nice place for city view”
Review of Shillong Peak

Ranked #27 of 157 things to do in Meghalaya
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Very Nice place for city view, The Shillong peak stands at a whopping 2000mtr above sea level. The peak dedicated to the city is also the highest point in the state. An ideal picnic spot, the Shillong Peak offer breathtaking bird's eye view of the city and the scattered villages around the Peak. A sanctum offering curtsy U Shulong is located at the peak's summit. The spiritual pastor of Mylliem State offers prayers at the sanctum during springtime. If the view of the human abode below is breathtaking during daytime, then the view at nighttime in absolutely awe inspiring. The city and other dwelling lights provide the ground below an aura of the night sky.

1  Thank Shahed A
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

This is just a view point popularly known as "Shillong Peak". One of the highest peaks in Shillong. You can see the whole town from there. Vehicles can be parked right near to the view point. Need to have a good zoom camera to take good snaps. The place will be usually crowded with tourists. Few shops are there selling local articrafts and other things. Bargain for the best price if you are planning to buy anything. There is a watch tower for the best view, another one under construction.

1  Thank NithinJohny
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Shillong Peak is located around 10 km from the Shillong city at an altitude of 1965 m above sea level is the highest peak there. One can get a panoramic scenic view of the city from the peak. This point is included in the sightseeing of the Shillong city. The road to the point is very smooth and you need to cross the Air Force Museum at Upper Shillong to reach there. There are vendors selling snacks and beverages, you can have some and leave for your next destination.

9  Thank Abhijit G
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

No hill station is complete without its own view point and Shillong is no different. The only thing different is that you drive through a air force base to reach here. Try and make it around noon when visibility could be clear. Also, try the pineapples sold here!

3  Thank RohitSarawgi
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Road towards the peak diverts leftwards from the Cherapunzee road as you cross the Elephant Falls crossing/diversion. It takes a narrow track leftwards, surrounded on all side by dense vegetation and lush green potato fields. You’ll also find a Central Potato Research Institute under CSIR project just beside this road. Distance of the peak from this point is around 5 Kms. Drive carefully, road is narrow. After 1 Km, the road starts uphill climb steep. After around 2.5 Kms the road widens slightly and you’ll find some expanse beside the road where Khasi ladies may be found selling fresh vegetables. Then you reach the Shillong Air Force Gate.
Now, Shillong Peak is nestled inside India’s Eastern Air Command Cantonment Headquarters, located in Shillong. It’s a high-security, sanitized area. At the gate, your driving license has to be DEPOSITED. Yes, the IAF sentry at the gate will keep your (or the car drivers) license and give you a token. Keep it carefully. On way back you need to show the token and collect the DL back. At least that was the scene till the time I visited. Don’t know how’s it now.
After entering the gate, view of the nice cantonment is enchanting. Always carry woolen. As you drive up and now enter the cantonment, its chilling. And 1 km ahead through a well-guided route as you reach the peak vantage point, you may shiver. Its unusually cold even in summer.
If weather is clear, Shillong commands an awe-inspiring view from the top. The vast expanse in front is mind-boggling. But the area is cloud-prone. If cloud cover comes, then it has a different, dusky beauty. You feel as if you’r in UK. But if the weather is inclement, come down. Not only road may be cloud enveloped, the whole area may be misty and you cannot see anything. There may be rain also. Better to carry umbrella/raincoat in case if the weather is not OK. Weather changes frequently also.
At the top, enjoy the view of the rotating IAF radar on the eastern side, wear and take group photos in traditional Khasi dresses from the two shops that deal in this, a few other vendor shops of Khasi Kongs sell varieties of snacks and piping hot Maggie, tea, noodles, coffee. Snuggle up in your woolen, have a cup of hot coffee/tea, relax in the sunny chill at the compound on the peak (seats / benches are there), climb up the lone view-post (always irritatingly crowded), wrestle and jostle with crowd to take photograph of the Queen of Hill Station down below. Then start back.

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