Known as the Scotland of the East. It is a hill station with seven hills displaying seven moods and faces, rich in flora and fauna, exotic orchids, beautiful waterfalls and varieties of butterflies. The Ward's Lake with boating facility, Lady Hydari Park, Bara bazaar, Umiam lake, Shillong peak, Crinolene Falls, Butterfly Museum andState Museum are the other attractions. Cherapunji and Mawsynram, places with heaviest rainfall, Ranikot, Dawki, Jakren, etc are places near to it. Airport and railhead: Guwahati, 104 km.