About Shillong



Situated at a height of 1496 metres above the sea level, Shillong, the capital of the North-Eastern state of Meghalaya has been the seat of Government ever since days of the British Raj.Blessed with a salubrious climate and an incredible variety of flora and fauna, Shillong has a distinct character and charm that can only be experienced first hand. Its location in the picturesque state of Meghalaya has endowed it with unimaginable natural beauty visible in its waterfalls, pine groves and gardens.

Shillong's unique natural topography makes it a heaven for adventure sports enthusiasts seeking an opportunity to indulge in hiking, mountain climbing, trekking and similar such sports. The picturesque natural beauty, serenity and tranquility that one finds in this scenic resort town makes it an ideal location for an institution of higher learning like UTM. Shillong experiences a pleasant temperate climate throughout the year and the state experiences an average rainfall of around 12000mm each year. May to September are the so called 'Summer' months in Shillong when the city experiences the onset of monsoon showers. October and November are the autumn months that signal the onset of the winter season which stretches from December to February.

The city is very well connected by roads to all other important towns of the state and the NH40 connects Shillong to the rest of the country through Assam. Favorable climatic conditions, good connectivity and a peaceful environment have made Shillong the destination of choice for world-class institutions like IIM, NIFT that have also set base in this charming capital city.



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