Assam-type Heritage Homestay – Shillong

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Shillong

Shillong, the gateway to Meghalaya, is a beautiful city known for its serene and natural beauty.  Founded in the second half of the nineteenth century by the British, Shillong has always enjoyed a cosmopolitan status and it is reflected in its unique culture. People here celebrate every festival with zest and you can enjoy cuisines from across the country and the world. Shillong is also known for its emerging café culture. Attractions here include the pleasant Ward’s Lake, beautiful Elephant falls and the sprawling Golf Links. Shillong host the Cherry Blossom Festival in mid-November when the town turns into a stunning shade of pink. Live music and a plethora of activities like dance competitions, pageants, several stalls catered to represent their region through the cuisine, wine, arts and craft are some of the activities you can enjoy in the festival. 

The nearest airport is the Umroi Airport about 25 km away but has limited connectivity with other cities. The nearest major well-connected airport is in Guwahati about 125 km away. Guwahati Railway Station, 135 km away, is the nearest railhead. Taxis and buses are available from Guwahati to Shillong.

The Homestay

Located in one of the oldest residential areas of Shillong, this homestay is a carefully restored 6 decade old ‘Assam Type’ vintage cottage. Only a few of these homes are found today in Shillong. It is close to the major places of interest and you can walk to most of them and yet can enjoy the quiet and magnificent views of the Shillong Plateau from here. A 15 minute walk is all you need to escape to either the pretty Wards Lake, Hydari Park and other sightseeing areas in Shillong. Shopping is easy since both Laitumkhrah and Police Bazaar, both major market places, are also a 10 minute drive away. 

Providing an old world charm in the city, this homestay has 3 rooms for the ground floor for the guests – 2 double occupancy rooms and 1 family room that has 2 interconnected rooms. All rooms are with attached baths with all modern fittings. There is a common dining area and a living room where you can socialize with other travelers. There is also a garden where you can spend relaxed time. Sunsets here are glorious, as are the twinkling lights of faraway homes perched high on the hilltops at night.

Location: 2 km from Police Bazar
Number of Rooms – 3; Total Capacity – 10

Know Your Host

Suraj Shah will host you along with his team. He has been in the hospitality business for the past 15 years, so you can be sure of being taken care of really well. Other than managing the homestay he is an interior designer as well and that is quite evident in the homestay. Being a native he can guide you well on exploring Meghalaya.

Food

They will serve you home cooked food. Breakfast options are butter toast, egg to order, cornflakes with milk, fresh fruits, stuffed paratha etc. If you relish home cooked local cuisine, the host will happily whip up a healthy, tasty fare on prior intimation. You can order food online as well, microwave oven and crockery is available to use.

Facilities

Wi-fi • Parking • Library • Running Hot Water • Television • Electric Kettle • Mini-fridge • Bonfire • Open Seating Areas • Toiletries • Smoking Allowed •  Pick and Drop Service (Paid)

Activities

Bird Watching • Reading • City Walk • Shopping • Forest Walk 

Tariff

Single Occupancy: 2500/-
Double Occupancy:  3000/-
Extra Person: 700/-
Entire House: 12,000/- (Upto 10 people)
Complimentary: Wifi & Breakfast

Tariff valid from 1 Oct to 7 Jan
Single Occupancy: 3600/-
Double Occupancy:  4200/-
Extra Person: 1200/-
Entire House: 14,000/- (Upto 10 people)
Complimentary: Wifi & Breakfast, Late check out till 2 PM

Child Policy
Upto 8 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.

Local Attractions

Ward’s Lake • Police Bazaar (1km) • Lady Hydari Park (2 km) • Rhino Heritage Museum (3km) • Spread Eagle Falls (4km) • Don Bosco Museum (5km) • Shillong Golf Course (3km) • Elephant Falls (11km) • Airforce Museum (11km) • Upper Shillong Tea Farm (9km) • Shillong Peak (11km) • Mattilang Amusement Park (11km) • Umiam Lake (17km) • Laitlum Canyon Ridge (22km) • Sweet fall (11km) 

Excursions

Sohpetbneng Peak (26km) • David Scott Trail (38km) • Khasi Hills (45km) • Kyllang Rock (56km) • Mawjymbuin Caves (59km) • Māwsynrām (60km)•  • Mawlynnong Village (77Km) • Cherrapunji (52km) • Dawki (80km)

Treks :  Dawki Trek • Diengiei Peak • Laitkor Trek • Rhododendron Trek • Smit Trail • Umden Village Trek • Umshyrpi Caves Trail • Mercyna  Mynsong Trek • Hanging Bridge Trek

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