Laitumkhrah Heritage Homestay-Shillong 

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Laitumkhrah is located in the heart of Shillong. Staying in this locality is an experience in itself. Laitumkhrah has old architectural buildings giving it a colonial feel.  This place is relatively cold as compared to other places in Shillong. The famous North East India’s Archdiocese of the Catholic Church is one of a highlight of Laitumkhrah. It also houses the famous Ramakrishna Mission of Shillong. In Khasi language ‘lait’ meaning ‘free’ and ‘umkhrah’ is the name of a river. So ‘Laitumkhrah’ means a place where the river “Umkhrah” originates.

It’s an old colonial house in Boscobel Compound that was built by the British tea planters in 1942 and was bought by local Khasi family in 1961, now converted into a charming home-stay. It has 2 tastefully done spacious bedrooms; one room has 2 twin beds and family room has a double bed and a special bed for child. Both rooms have attached toilet and bath. Also there is a dining area, a living room a beautifully maintained lawn. Every corner of the house has a character of its own.

Location-  650 Mtr from Don Bosco Square.
No. of Rooms -3 ; Total Capacity- 9

How To Reach

The nearest airport is the Umroi Airport about 24 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.


Single Person: 1500/-

Twin Bed Room: 2500/-

Family Room: 3000/-

Extra Person: 800/-
Complimentary:  Breakfast & Mor & Evn Tea/Coffee

Dinner : Veg/Non-Veg: 300/- pp

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

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


Wi-Fi • Parking • Attached Bathroom • Running Hot Water • Laundry • Tea and Coffee Maker • TV • Living room • Garden • Travel Assistance


You will fall in love with delicious home cooked meals here that are served with lots of love and care. Breakfast includes Indian and English menu (Veg/Non-Veg) vizcut fresh fruits, juice, corn flakes, toast/ paratha and tea/ coffee. Lunch is not served. Dinner (Veg/Non-Veg) is served on request. It can be Indian, Chinese or continental as per your choice.

Points of Interest

Don Bosco Museum • Ward’s Lake • Golf Course • Wankhar Entomology Museum • Anglican Church All Saints’ Cathedral • Lady Hydari Park • Elephant Falls • Umiam Lake • MawsynramCaves • Shillong Peak • David Scot Trail • Mawphlang • Spread Eagle Falls • JakremHot Springs


Mawlynnong – Asia’s Cleanest Village (42Km) • Cherrapunji (54km) • Nongriat – Double Root Bridge (65km) • Dawki (81km)

House Rules

1. Check-out Time: 12:00 PM

2. We do not offer room service and do not allow food in the rooms.

3. We are a pet friendly homestay and hope you too appreciate their presence while you stay here.

4. Smoking is allowed only in open spaces

5. Main gate closes by 9.30 pm for safety and security reasons. Exceptions to the rule are permitted on occasions with prior intimation.

Know your Host

You will be welcomed by a well traveled, multi-talented lady, Aunty Mayborn and her daughter Janess. Aunty Mayborn loves to experiment with food and cooks delicious local as well as international cuisine. She has been participating in wine festival from past 10 yrs. Wine prepared by her has been awarded ‘Best Homemade Wine’.

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Lovely experience

Mayborn aunty is a fantastic host. Not only does she welcomes you with warmth but makes you feel at home instantly. The colonial house is filled with relics and has a very homely feel to it. The cottage is located in a non noisy area very close to places of interest. You will love the food served at Boscobel homestay which Mayborn makes herself. Don't miss out on her wonderful homemade wines. Thank you Mayborn aunty.



Amazing Hospitality

It's an amazing home stay. Well maintained everything. A lovely green lawn with beautiful flowers. Very tasty food. Mayborn aunty is very lovely lady. I would like go there again and again with my family.


Mahua Mitra

Shillong Homestay

Stayed there with family and friends in 3rd week of May 2018. Excellent Homestay in Shillong. Aunty Mayborn and Janess are very helpful and nice. The place is very well maintained. Lovely food. Will definitely go back on my next trip to Shillong. Will recommend this place highly to all.




Stay here was simply awesome. Mayborn aunty is a very nice decent lady. She served very good Breakfast.


Amit Bhandari

Ritika Laitumkhrah

Thanks Mayborn aunty for making our stay comfortable with your warm hospitality. The house is beautifully maintained taking you to the British period, the food offered is delicious, the lawn around is lush green with the chirping of birds. We would love to come back and stay with you again :)


Ritika Bhateja

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