Known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is situated on an elevation of 1946 metres above sea level. It derived its name from the legendary Shyllong hill range, where the deity U Lei Shyllong dwelled. It is the state capital of Meghalaya and also the headquarters of East Khasi Hills District. Shillong was previously home to the Khasis but now its population comes from all regions of the country. English is the official language and Khasi the predominantly spoken language but English, Hindi and Bengali are also widely spoken.
Shillong is also a destination for the nature tourist. A wide range of activities-rock climbing, caving and boating await those who seek nature sports. Cherrapunji, famous for its abundant rainfall and waterfalls, is only 34 km away.
To know more about Meghalaya, please visit: http://meghalaya.gov.in/megportal/