Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls and Umiam Lake

Shillong is a beautiful city and our first sightseeing spot was Shillong peak. It was a long drive from the hotel. A journey with sounds of nature and a trail following mountains after mountains. Enroute, we encountered cloudy landscape view, mostly showcasing the city skyline with hundreds of houses. In addition, the Peak sports a photo stop where you will spot plenty of yellow and Orange flowers, mammoth clouds and best landscapes. Our next touring spot was Elephant Falls at the East Khasi Hills District. Elephant Falls is the British name of what the local Khasi people refer to as “Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew” or 3 Steps Waterfall. We were told that the British renamed the falls because there was a rock resembling an elephant.

Photography in Traditional Khasi Dress

There’s a photography studio with traditional Khasi dresses close to the venue. Usually to keep their culture alive, they dress you in a traditional outfit in just about 3 minutes, and encourage photography for you to cherish the moment. Moreover, it’s only when you wear these clothes is when you get to feel their culture completely. You will have to travel to North-East to feel it for yourself.

The Umiam Lake

Furthermore, we visited Umiam Lake, also known as the Barapani Lake. A reservoir in the hills, created by damming the ‘Umiam’ river in the early 1960s. Besides ‘Umiam Lake’ is a also famous for water sports other than being a major tourist attraction in Meghalaya. This glorious lake in its most natural form will remind you of Zurich Lake if you have ever visited Switzerland. Altogether, I think we were done for the day, so we halted for a relaxed lunch break. 

However, we did not leave Shillong before we explored the museums and the shopper’s street. We look forward to visit Don Bosco and Airport museum.

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