ABOUT SHILLONG Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India. It is also the district headquarters of the East Khasi Hills District and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 ft (1,496 m) above sea level, with the highest point being "lum shyllong" at 1965m.
Geography & Climate
Shillong is located at 25°34'N; 91°53'E. Due to its latitude and high elevation, Shillong has a sub-tropical climate with mild summers (temperature: 15° - 28°C) and chilly to cold winters (temperature: 2° - 15° C).
How to reach Shillong?
The nearest railway station and major airport are situated at Guwahati (Assam). Guwahati is well connected with all the major cities of India. Shillong is connected by all weather road (N.H. 40) to Guwahati, a distance of 103 km. Frequent bus, Tata Sumo and taxi (on reserved and shared basis) services are available from Guwahati airport/railway station, and it takes about 3-4 hours to reach Shillong from there.
Shillong can be reached by taxi/car and the fare is about INR 1200 by reserved car and INR 170 by shared Sumo. Guwahati Airport is well connected to many major cities in India including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata. Direct flights are also available to Bangkok. Delhi and Kolkata are the international airports close to Guwahati; International travelers can connect to Guwahati through Kolkata or Delhi. There are also helicopter services available from Guwahati to Shillong.
There is a small airport at Umroi, about 35 km from Shillong. At present, Air India operates with ATR42 type of aircraft on this route. Buses / Taxis are available from Shillong to Umroi and back.
Mon, Tues and Thurs
Wed, Sat and Sun
M.T.C. Bus Service from Shillong to Umroi Airport
Departure time from Shillong : 11.00 hrs
Departure time from Umroi : On Arrival of flight from Kolkata
Embarking and Disembarking point : M.T.C. Station, Police Bazar
Type of Bus : 28 seater Starbus
Fare : Rs.100/- per passenger
Schedule days : Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Helicopter is available from Guwahati to Tura and Tura to Shillong on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday and from Guwahati to Shillong and Shillong to Guwahati daily except on Sunday.
It takes 20 mins. to reach Shillong from Guwahati and one hour from Guwahati to Tura. This means of transportation is very economical and convenient.
For details and bookings, contact:
Meghalaya Helicopter Service MTC Bus Stand, Police Bazar Tel 2223129 Sheba Travels Tel 2227222 Tower Tours & Travels Tel 2220075
How to reach NEPA?
The Academy is located at Umsaw Village under the Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya, just west of Guwahati - Shillong National Highway. A 20 Km walk towards the north from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, 83 Km South from Guwahati on the Shillong-Guwahati National Highway and 12 Km west from Umroi Airport. The entry point to the Academy on the main G S Road is called Umsaw Dyke. The Academy is situated just about 100 yards from the Dyke.