Localities in ShillongShillong known as the ‘Scotland of the east” is one of the fastest developing cites in Northeast India. According to the 2011 census, Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with population of 143,007. Shillong is the land of lush green pines and crystal clear rivers and also home of the Khasis.
Laitumukhrah commonly known as ‘Laimu’ is one of the most happening places in Shillong. It has a number of restaurants, churches, shops, colleges and schools. Laitumukhrah is situated in the heart of the Shillong city. It has a market that provides fresh vegetable, beef, pork and chicken and other necessary stuffs. The Nazerth Hospital, one of the oldest hospitals in Shillong, is located in Laitumukhrah.
One can visit the "Holy Ground" cemetery located here. The famous Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong is also located here. Laitumukhrah also houses the famous age old sweet shop "Kalpatru", that offers a wide variety of sweets. This shop is located near Laimu police point. Some of the well known eating joints in Laitumukhrah includes M.O.T, Yalana, Shillong Café, Embassy, flavours and many more.
The North East India's Archdiocese of the Catholic Church and the Cathedral of the Mary Help is also located in Laitumkhrah. Laitumkhrah is near to Police Bazar and can be easily accessed in 10 minutes for Rs. 5-10 and is one of the most cleanest places in Shillong.
Police bazaar is a renowned market area located in Shillong. It is one of the most important shopping centres in Shillong. This market area provides the visitors with lots of opportunities to obtain some of the most exclusive collections that they will never find in any other places. Police bazaar offers lots of option to the buyers from handicrafts and local artifacts to cotton and silk item, from bags and shoes to bamboo and cane items.
Police Bazaar is commercial hub of the city and attracts large number of tourists that visit the place for shopping. This area is also packed with restaurants, hotels, lodges and cinema halls. Tourists visiting Shillong can enjoy the stay and shopping in the Police Bazaar area of Shillong.
Bara BazaarBara bazaar is another very important and well known shopping area in Shillong. One should not miss a chance to visit this place. It is one of the oldest and the traditional markets in the entire northeast. It is one of the biggest and busiest shopping areas in Shillong. This is the main wholesale market in Shillong and is mainly known for the traditional khasi items and homemade food items that are sold here.
Don Bosco SquareDon Bosco Square in Shillong is the busiest hangout place for college’s students. The popular schools and colleges in Shillong are located in this area. This area is also popular for small restaurants that are located on both side of the road. Some popular restaurant includes Joe’s Jadoh, Flavours, Munchies and many more.
Other than these some of the important localties of Shillong include:
- Happy Valley