Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak

  • 4.4

    Location: Peak Viewing Point, Shillong, Meghalaya 793004, India.

    Visiting time: 1-2 hours.

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    Shillong peak is an enchanting vantage point located in the Laitkor area of Shillong, under the state of Meghalaya, in India. It is situated at a distance of 13 km from the Shillong Bus stand. This is one of the popular viewpoints in the state of Meghalaya. It is one of the best places to visit in Shillong.


    The Shillong peak is the highest point of Shillong. From here you can have a wonderful view of the city. You can have a breathtaking panoramic view. This place is neat and clean. The atmosphere of the place is very refreshing and peaceful. The temperature of the place is quite cold. This is a must-visit place in Shillong. Don’t forget to carry your ID card.

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    Pine tree at Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak in India.

    Shillong Peak is the highest peak in Meghalaya and is placed at an altitude of 1,965 m or 6,446 feet. According to the local people, the patron deity “‘Leishyllong” resided at the hilltop and protected the city from all evil powers. There is a sacred spot at the top of Shillong Peak which is dedicated to U Shulong and special rituals are organized here every year each spring to honor the spirit of U Shulong.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Beautiful outside view of Shillong view point laitkor peak.

    It gives a 360-degree view of the whole city of Shillong. It is surrounded by waterfalls, the Himalayan Range, Bangladesh, and the lush green scenario. There is a high tower with a telescope at the peak. It also features a radar station of the Air Force of India. Travelers need to carry and show their original ID cards and surrender their cameras at the check post, due to security reasons at the airbase. As this place is controlled by the Indian Air Force, foreigners are not allowed here.

    Opening Hours

    Saturated    9 am to 3:30 pm

    Sunday        9 am to 3:30 pm

    Monday       9 am to 3:30 pm

    Thursday     9 am to 3:30 pm

    Wednesday        closed

    Thursday     9 am to 3:30 pm

    Friday          9 am to 3:30 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    Visitors have to pay a little amount to visit this place. It is Rs. 30 per person.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport to this Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak is the Umroi Airport near Barapani. It is located at a distance of 31.4 km from the place. It has limited connections with other cities. You can find any local transport to reach your destination at the airport.

    By Rail: The nearest railway station to Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak is in Guwahati. Which is about 96.8 km away from the place. You will find taxis and cabs at the railway station. By hiring them you can reach your destination easily.

    Tips for Travellers

    You should carry a water bottle and your necessary things.


    Que: Is it a safe place for tourists?

    Ans: Yes, it is a safe place for tourists. You can go there without any doubt. For your help, here is the local police station information-

    Location: Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001, India

    Que: Is photography allowed in Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak?

    Ans: No, photography is not allowed in the area. But you can click pictures from a viewpoint.

    Que: Is there any toilet in Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak?

    Ans: Yes, there is a toilet facility available. They are meat and clean.

    Que: Is there any parking space in Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak?

    Ans: Yes, there is parking available. A little charge is needed for that. It is Rs.50.

    Que: Are there any food stalls in Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak?

    Ans: Food stalls are available here. You can taste good food there.

    Que: When is the best time to visit this Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak?

    Ans: The perfect time to visit is from Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak September to May. During this time of year, the weather in the city remains very pleasant and travel-friendly. But you can go there whenever you want.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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