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Shillong the Capital of Maghalaya at an altitude of 1496 meters above sea level has a pleasant &  bracing climate. This is an enchanting colorful town surrounded by blue hills in exotic wilderness. Shillong is Connected to Guwahati by an all weather road. It is also connected by air & Guwahati is the nearest railhead.  

Umiam Lake  

Located about 17 Km from Shillong. Umiam Lake is highly popular for a relaxing time. The orchid Lake Resort here has watersports facilities and the nearby Lum Neheru Park has an aviary and orchadarium.

Argubly the wettest place on earth, it receives a phenomenal amount of rainfall. The road journey from Shillong (65 Kms) is full of exhilarating scenery.

Source : Welcome to North East Frontier Railway / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 10-02-2011