GREAT FOR

    A great place for couples or groups looking to getaway from it all in a lovely, green, quiet location with the crisp air of the hills.

What we love

  • This annex of the century old residence of the Maharaja of Tripura in Shillong was refurbished and opened to guests over a decade ago. It is located in a secluded area which you reach by driving up a steep and winding hillside road.
  • We love the ancient architecture of this beautiful heritage hotel. Pine, cane, bamboo and stone have been used along with modern material to recreate the style of a bygone era along with the comforts of modern times.
  • The quaint and homely rooms will give you the feeling of being in a guest bedroom of a luxurious home up in the hills; some of the rooms even have fireplaces!
  • Try the North Eastern specialities or an authentic Khasi meal while here. You’ll need to give them a day’s notice for it but it’s totally worth it! You can also enjoy other cuisines such as Indian, Chinese, Mediterranean and Continental.

What to know

  • This heritage resort is perfect for those who wish to be a little away from the crowded parts and relax in the hills. It’s ideal especially if your idea of a good time is a quiet dinner with drinks by the fireplace!
  • You will need to hop on a local taxi or book a car if you wish to go down to other parts of Shillong for a quick bite or visit a few sites.
  • If you’re planning on visiting Shillong during the monsoons, bring along a pair of gumboots or waterproof shoes and a windcheater or a waterproof jacket with you to keep yourself dry. Umbrellas are provided by the resort.
  • The city of Shillong is made for walking even though there are cars around. Walk down the hill to discover interesting trails that lead up to pine forests!

Bedroom

  • Heating
  • Balcony/ sit out area
  • Television
  • DVD player
  • In-room safe
  • Hot water
  • Hair dryer
  • Tea coffee maker
  • Complimentary water
  • Room Service
  • Internet

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Car rental facility
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

  • Living and lounge area
  • Dining Area
  • Lawns/ gardens

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Swimming Pool

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Child friendly
  • Parking
  • Suitable for events
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

  • Washing machine/ Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Towels/ toiletries
  • Laundry

Food

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
  • Safety locker
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 31
March '17
1 April to 31
March '18
Deluxe Room INR 4,500 5,500
Supreme Room INR 6,000 7,000
Superior Room INR 7,500 8,500
Maharaja Suite INR 10,000 10,000

Rate Includes

  • ​Room tariffs on double occupancy basis
  • Breakfast for two people

Additional Details

​Taxes:

  • Taxes will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 1900 (children above 8 years of age will be charged)

Cancellation Policy

  • No cancellation charges will apply for cancellations made more than 4 days prior to the date of arrival
  • For cancellations made between 3 to 4 days prior to the date of arrival, 75% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made between 2 to 3 days prior to the date of arrival, 50% will be refunded
  • For cancellations made within 2 days prior to the date of arrival, no refund will be provided

Check in and Check out time: 1300 hours and 1200 hours

Awesome Things to do nearby

1

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya

​Cherrapunji which means the land of the oranges is one of the wettest places on Earth! Make a trip here through the winding roads of the East Khasi hills passing through oak and pine forests and a variety of rare orchids! You’ll also see breathtaking waterfalls cascading beautifully over deep gorges and some of the most enchanting limestone caves.

Here’s a route that you could take:

Start with Shillong Peak which is the highest point in Meghalaya. Here, you can also dress up in a traditional Khasi attire and get photographs taken, cheesy but fun!

Move on to Mylliem, that’s an area full of rare orchids! Proceed to the gorgeous region of Cherrapunji and then to Mawsmai limestone caves that run more than 3 kms deep!

You must also visit Mawlynnong, a place that’s earned the much deserved title of the cleanest village in Asia! Bamboo waste baskets hang outside the Khasi huts that dot the the little narrow lanes while blooming flowers and the warmth of the locals welcome you in!

If time permits, head over to Nohkalikal Falls, second highest in India or to Nohsngithiang Falls, also known as the Seven Sisters Falls that offers a great view of Bangladesh on a clear day.

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India
Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India
Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India
Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India
Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya, India
Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya, India
2

Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya

In the past, the Khasis noticed the qualities of rubber trees that could perch themselves beside rivers and adapt to the highly erosive soil of the region. These rubber trees send out a multitude of secondary roots from the trunks. The Khasis noticed this and adapted the trees to serve their need for bridges to cross over rivers and streams, thus creating the living root bridges!

Living Foot Bridge, Meghalaya, India
Living Foot Bridge, Meghalaya, India
3

Teer - A Gamble!

​Try your luck at ‘Teer’ or ‘Thoh Kyntip’. This is a unique gambling game where you can go to one of the many counters in the city and buy a ticket (hand-written chits) with a number of your choice from 1 to 100. Professional Khasi archers gather at the Polo grounds and shoot at a target made of haystack. If your number comes, the returns are pretty high! Must try this while in Shillong!

Teer, Shillong, Meghalaya
Teer, Shillong, Meghalaya
4

Don Bosco Museum, Shillong

Address: Don Bosco Center for Indigenous Cultures, Mawlai Phudmuri, Shillong; Open: Monday to Saturday; Timing: 9 am to 5:30 pm;

Don Bosco Museum is a great place to get a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the region, under one roof. It also happens to be Asia’s largest museum of Indigenous Cultures. Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the sky walk.

Don Bosco Museum Sky Walk, Meghalaya
Don Bosco Museum Sky Walk, Meghalaya
5

Game of Football, Shillong

​Catch a football match in this football-crazy city at Polo Ground which started back in the 1980s to improve the declining standard of football in the state of Meghalaya.

Check the I-League fixtures beforehand and you could watch an exciting game involving local teams, Shillong ‘Lajong’ which in the local Khasi language means ‘our own’ or Royal Wahingdoh.

Football at Polo Ground, Shillong, Meghalaya
Football at Polo Ground, Shillong, Meghalaya
6

Barapani Lake, Meghalaya

​Drive down to the reservoir/man-made lake known as Barapani or Umiam (you’ll cross this on your way into Shillong). The lake at all times through the day looks magically serene and beautiful. There are also a host of water sports such as kayaking, boating and a variety of adventure sports such as cycling and scooting that one can indulge in while here.

Barapani Lake, Meghalaya, India
Barapani Lake, Meghalaya, India
7

Local Market - Iewduh or Bara Bazar

Bara bazar or Iewduh is a massive open local market in Shillong where a large number of Khasi tribes come down from their villages selling a bewildering variety of stuff - from edible frogs to bamboo products!

This market isn’t for the faint hearted but is certainly a food’s paradise for non-vegetarians. For those who relish local preparations, try the dishes at the jadoh stalls (jadoh literally means rice meat’) in the market. Ask for jadoh, chicken curry, pork with neiiong or black sesame, dohkhlieh (a type of pork salad) served with a variety of chutneys!

A note of warning: the market, though a spectacle for the eyes, can get pretty messy especially when it rains. We’d also recommend visiting the market with a local guide. The hotel will be able to arrange for one.

Bamboo products at Iewdeh, Shillong, Meghalaya
Bamboo products at Iewdeh, Shillong, Meghalaya
Jadoh Thali at Lewdeh, Shillong, Meghalaya
Jadoh Thali at Lewdeh, Shillong, Meghalaya
8

Cloud 9 Restobar

Address: Hotel Centre Point, Khyndailad, Police Bazar, Shillong; Phone: +91 364 250 4006

In the evening, head over to Cloud 9, one of the hippest lounge bars of Shillong. The place has great views of the city, regular live music and delectable food, including North Eastern delicacies. You could also check out Irish Pub and Tango if you’re there over a weekend.

Cloud 9 Lounge, Shillong, Meghalaya
Cloud 9 Lounge, Shillong, Meghalaya