Located at a distance of 10 km southwards of the main city, Shillong Peak is the highest point of Shillong and offers panoramic views of the city, the waterfalls, the Himalayas, the lush green surroundings as well as the Bangladesh plains. The peak has an impressive height of 1962 m, above the sea level.
The Shillong peak is often bounded by fog due to its high altitude. The peak is not steep and is in a semi-circular form. It is approachable through the Upper Shillong or Jowai Road. If you really wish to treat your eyes to the lovely views of Shillong, trek up to the peak. Do not forget to carry packed snacks.
The top of the peak also has a sacred site that is dedicated to the U Shulong. In every spring season, a ritual is also organized here in the honor or U Shulong. The spiritual pastor of Mylliem offer prayers. It is said that this place gets its name Shillong, from this very peak only. As per the region’s mythology, the local deity Leishyllong who protects the city has her abode on this peak.
The radar station of the Indian Air Force is placed here. For security reasons, the visitors are required to surrender their cameras.