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    The perfect place to stay at for those who are looking to explore the city of Shillong while staying in a comfortable place that’s great value for money.

What we love

  • This is a beautiful refurbished and lovingly maintained “Assam type” bungalow, now difficult to find, in the heart of Shillong. The ambience is relaxed and takes you back to a laid back era when these type of structures were common in the city.
  • We love the architectural style and design of this structure that’s made using wood, plaster and tin roofing, a style that was popularized by the British for lightweight and earthquake proof housing.
  • The rooms with wooden flooring are simple and homely. They have all the modern amenities to make your stay comfortable, at the same time, also have a warm Shillong feel to them in their architectural style and design.
  • From here, you also have a great view of the undulating sprawl of the city!
  • The food served is fresh and well prepared. For breakfast, you have a choice of Indian and Continental. Loved the warm hospitality of the staff!

What to know

  • This bed and breakfast place doesn’t have a restaurant yet and hence you’ll need to step out for lunch. For dinner you may order in from their nearby cafe/ restaurant. The food is delicious!
  • The staff can arrange local taxis for you. The charges will be slightly higher if you step out at night. Also, this being a small hill city, the roads generally get quiet by around 8pm or so and only few restaurants/ bars remain open past 10pm.
  • You’re in the eastern most part of India! The sun rises here earlier than the other western regions of India, despite being in the same time zone. W e highly recommend an early morning stroll just before breakfast. A route worth walking along would be from Lower Lachumiere, up a winding road to Don Bosco square and then back via the Catholic Cathedral Church.

Bedroom

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

Connectivity

  • Wifi
  • Local phone
  • Credit card accepted

Spaces

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

Entertainment

  • Television
  • Swimming Pool

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Pets allowed

Housekeeping

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

Food

  • Bar
  • Chef can prepare whatever you want!

Staff

  • Manager
  • Housekeeper
  • Chef/ cook
  • Security personnel

Safety

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Doctor on call
  • Power back up
Below rates are indicative. Send booking request for lowest rates Show rates in Indian Rupee
Room Type Currency 1 April to 31
March '18
Deluxe Room INR 3,900
Classic Room INR 4,300
City View Room INR 5,400
Luxury Room INR 5,500

Rate Includes

  • ​Room on double occupancy basis
  • Complimentary breakfast for two

Additional Details

Taxes:

  • GST of 18% will be applicable on the above mentioned rates

Extra Bed Charges:

  • An extra bed can be provided at a charge of INR 1200 per person per night (children over 8 years of age will be charged) plus taxes of 12%

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

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

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
5

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
6

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
7

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
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