Popularly known as the ‘The Scotland of the East’, Shillong has its unique way to charm and mesmerise every individual who comes to visit. The city offers everything from scenic beauty to bustling markets and places to hangout.
Trattoria, Police Bazaar– Although the name defines an eating place for Italian cuisine, it actually serves local food. Located in the centre of the city, it has a seating capacity of 25-30. The average meal for two would cost around Rs. 180-200. Do try jadoh (rice pulao with pork), doh iong (pork with black sesame curry) and doh khleh (pork salad with onion).
Shillong Cafe, Laitumkhrah – Perfect place to hang out with friends over a cup of coffee. The food is fresh and yummy and is the only cafe in Shillong where you can enjoy live music every Sunday between 6-8 p.m.
Cloud 9, Hotel Centre Point, Police Bazaar – It is the most popular rooftop nightclub in Shillong. Here you can experience the city coming alive with youth’s dressed in their best attire and dancing away the night. Do check out the paintings done by local artists displayed in and around the club.
Police Bazaar – This is the main shopping area where you can buy clothes, shoes, handloom, local made products, honey etc.
Glory’s Plaza – One stop destination for shopping. For the best deals, it’s best to brace yourselves for some serious bargaining.
Kwai – Kwai is a combination of betel leaf and areca nut (also known as betel nut) chewed together with a pinch of edible lime. A popular saying in Khasi states ‘ Even in heaven, people eat Kwai’.
Golf link – It was the first 18-hole and also has one of the largest golf courses in Asia. The best way to visit this place is to pack some snacks and carry a camera to capture amazing moments. P.S – Don’t forget to dump all waste in the garbage.