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Visit to Shillong

I spent my bihu holidays in Shillong. I went to Shillong with my parents. We hired a car from Paltanbazar. We reached Shillong at 12.30 pm. We stayed at my uncle’s house in Shillong. I was happy to meet my cousins there, namely Amit, Sumit and Ashish Sinha. They were also very happy to meet us.

Shillong is the most popular tourist place. It is an exciting beautiful hill station and Shillong is also known as ‘Scotland of the East’. There are many beautiful places to see there. The next day we went to see the popular places in Shillong. First we went to the Lady Hydari Park, it is behind the Civil Hospital and in the park a mini-zoo is also there. There was a great rush at the ticket window. My father bought three tickets and we entered the park. We saw many animals there. They looked very scary. Then we went to see the Wards Lake located in the heart of the city. We enjoyed boating in the lake. There is a small Botanical Garden next to the lake. Next we went to see Elephant Falls and Shillong view point. We visited almost all the important places in Shillong. On the third day we went to Police Bazar and Bora Bazar. There were big crowds in the market. We bought many things from the market. On the fourth day we went to Cherrapunjee, officially known as Sohra. There are many viewpoints and places of Tourist interest in Cherrapunjee. They are Sohra Market, Ram Krishna Mission Musuem, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Living root bridge, Dain-Thlen Falls, Mawsmai Cave, etc.

We visited Nohkalikai Falls (view point) – the 4th waterfalls in the world fields and the highest in Meghalaya. Mawsmai Cave -- where I got a great experience of caving and then we went to Khoh Ramhah. It is also known as ‘Motrop’ and we sat under a tree and ate food there.

We were all enjoyed to see the places in Cherrapunjee.

The memory of the beautiful sights of Shillong and Cherrapunjee are still in my mind.

-- Ritwick Sinha
Class-IV, Section-A
Roll No- 61.
Don Bosco Senior Secondary School, Guwahati.


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