How to Find Cheap Flights to Shillong
Flights to Shillong from the U.K. can vary in price, but you can normally find tickets at a low cost with a bit of persistence. Using Skyscanner's search tool is an excellent way to find last-minute flights to Shillong.
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Festivals are a huge part of the attraction of visiting Shillong, and there are festivals throughout the year. Some of the most popular festivals are the annual Autumn Festival and the Shad Suk Mynsiem, which takes place in the spring.
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Airports With Direct Flights From the U.K.
There are no airports that fly directly to Shillong from the U.K. However, flights to Shillong with just one or two stopovers depart from Heathrow Airport (LHR) regularly.
Airlines That Fly to Shillong From the U.K.
Most cheap flights to Shillong are offered by Air India. Even if you start out on another airline, such as Virgin Air, the last leg of your destination will likely be on Air India.
Shillong Airport (SHL) is also known as Umroi Airport, and it is just about 20 miles from the heart of Shillong. The airport has just one terminal, so it's easy to find your way around.
Your best bet is to drive from the airport or take a taxi. The nearest bus station is located almost 15 miles away in Jaiaw, and the nearest rail station is 55 miles away. You can travel to town via the NH6 and Shillong Bypass Road.
When to Go
There's no bad time to go to Shillong thanks to the area's mild weather. The city is busiest in the summer and during the fall festival, so you're most likely to find deals during the winter.
What’s the Weather Like?
Shillong has a monsoon season that lasts from June to August, so you may be able to find cheap flights to Shillong during these months. The optimal time to visit is between March and June when temperatures are around 26 degrees. Winters are fairly mild, and temperatures usually only get as low as 2 degrees.
City Guide: What to See and Do
You'll find an enormous amount of natural beauty in Shillong. The area boasts everything from waterfalls to caves.
Some of the most popular outdoor attractions are the Elephant Falls and Sweet Falls. The Mawjymbuin Cave is also a great place to visit as are Umiam Lake and Ward's Lake. For a unique experience, spend some time at the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, which has been preserved by religious sanction.
If you're interested in some indoor attractions, you may want to visit the Butterfly Museum or the Ever Living Museum. Landmarks of interest include the All Saints Church and the Grand Madina Masjid, which features minarets carved from glass.
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