Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is a beautiful hill city perched at 1450 meters above sea level. It lies in the centre of a plateau and is surrounded by hills. There is a lot to do and explore in this charming little place – water rappelling at the Elephant Falls, leisurely stroll along the Wards Lake and boating at the Umiam Lake. Golf Course is another place you would not want to miss out on. Annually, the Cherry Blossom Festival is hosted in Shillong 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 kilometres away. It has limited connectivity with other cities. The nearest major well-connected airport is in Guwahati about 125 kilometres away. Guwahati Railway Station, 135 km away, is the nearest railhead. Taxis and buses are available from Guwahati to Shillong.
It is a beautiful bungalow located in a calm and serene area, 8 km from the city center. There are 12 rooms for the guests across 3 floors; It includes 1 single bedded room, 5 double bedded rooms, 4 triple bedded rooms and 2 six bedded family rooms . The rooms are spacious, airy and comfortable with an attached bathroom in each. The dining hall is there on the ground floor. There are open seating areas and a children’s play area in the garden outside. This family run homestay is a perfect place to stay for large families and groups.
Location: 1,5 km from Airforce Museum.
No. of Rooms: 12; Total Capacity: 35
You will be hosted by Surinder Kaur Pathaw. She stays here with her husband Lionel Nongkhlaw and three daughters. Surinder is an active courteous lady who runs a boutique, manages the homestay and is a Hindi Teacher by profession. She is also very fond of cooking. The family takes care of all guests amazingly, and is there to help you with everything you may need during your stay. The family takes pride in their local culture and will be happy to introduce you to it.
The family takes care of the cooking themselves. They use fresh vegetables and local meat to cook in a very clean and hygienic kitchen. There is a wide variety of food options including North Indian, Chinese and Khasi cuisine. Both Veg and Non-Veg food is served. Breakfast options can be toast with your choice of eggs, butter and jam, puri sabji, parathas with curd and pickle. You must try the local Chicken, fermented Fish, and fermented Soybeans.
Wi-Fi • Power Back up • Parking • Attached Washroom • Television • Running Hot Water • Toiletries • Bonfire • Barbecue • Pet Friendly • Smoking Allowed • Garden • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)
Bird Watching • Hiking • City Walk • Forest Walk • Shopping • Cycling • Fishing • Adventure Sports • Sightseeing
Mid Jan – Mar & Aug – Sep
Single Occupancy: 2000/-
Double Occupancy: 3000/-
Triple Occupancy: 4000/-
6 Bedded Family Room: 8000/-
Extra Person: 1000/-
Complimentary: WiFi • Breakfast
Apr – Jul & Oct – Mid Jan
Single Occupancy: 2200/-
Double Occupancy: 3500/-
Triple Occupancy: 4800/-
6 Bedded Family Room: 8500/-
Extra Person: 1200/-
Complimentary: WiFi & Breakfast
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.
Elephant Falls (2km) • Airforce Museum (1km) • Upper Shillong Tea Farm (3km) • Shillong Peak (3km) • Mattilang Amusement Park (4km) Shillong Golf Course (8 km) Ward’s Lake (9km) Lady Hydari Park (10 km) Don Bosco Museum (11km)
Mawlynnong Village (85Km) • Cherrapunji (61km) • Dawki (89km)
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