Access & Accomodation - Meghalaya

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Destination Shillong :
By Air:For tourists visiting Meghalaya , the nearest airport is at Borjhar in Assam (Guwahati is the state Capital) about 124 k.m. from Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. The flights that that touch down in Guwahati originate from Delhi and Calcutta and besides the Government carrier(Indian Airlines), several private airlines are also operating on a daily basis . From Borjhar Airport to Shillong, tourists can avail of the services of private tourist bus and taxi operators.

By Rail:In so far as rail passengers are concerned, there are several trains which are connected with Guwahati; from major cities of India. From there , rail passengers can commute to Shillong by Meghalaya Transport Corporation Buses and private tourists buses and taxis.

By Road:Shillong is connected to Guwahati by an excellent National Highway-40 and it takes 3 to 4 Hours to cover the distance of 103 Kms. Further on, the National Highway-44 connects Shillong to Silchar in Assam, Aizawl in Mizoram and Agartala in Tripura.


Hotels, Lodges And Government Accomodation In Shillong

Orchid Hotel Shillong : 145 beds-modern amenities and reasonable price. Phone no : 224933

Hotel Pinewood : 80 beds Phone no : 223116 - 10 lines

Orchid Lake Resort : Umiam (Barapani) about 17 Kms from Shillong - 40 beds. 73258

Hotel Polo Tower : Phone No. 0364-222342

Alpine Hotel : Phone No. 0364-225361

Hotel Centre Point : Phone No. 0364-225210

Prominant Restaurants

Pine wood : Near Raj Bhavan (Governor's House)

La Galarie (with bar) (including Thai cuisine) : Police Bazar (City Centre)

Polo Tower (with bar) : Near Polo Ground

Abba (Chinese owned) Malki point

Broad Way : Police Bazar

Eee Cee (with bar) : Police Bazar

Hongkong Restaurant (Chinese owned)

Prominent Marketing Centres in Shillong:

  1. Barabazar (local name:Iew duh): The biggest open air market in India
  2. Police Bazar Located at the City Centre (Check out Glory's Plaza where Tibetan refugees have started a new life).
  3. Laitumkhrah Bazar
  4. Polo Bazar