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  Shillong - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
SHILLONG, a town of British India, in the Khasi Hills district of Eastern Bengal and Assam.
Shillong practically dates from 1864, when the district headquarters were transferred from Cherrapunji.
Cantonments are provided for a battalion of Gurkhas with two guns, and Shillong is the headquarters of the Assam brigade of the 8th division of the Northern army.
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 Shillong India,Shillong Tour Packages,Shillong Travel
Shillong was a small village until 1864, when it became the new civil station of the Khasi and Jaintia hills.
Shillong is at distance of 104 km from Guwahati, 295 km from Kaziranga, 578 km from Siliguri and 658 km from Darjeeling.
Shillong is connected by rail with the rest of the country through the railhead of Guwahati at a distance of 103 kilometers from Shillong.
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 Meghalaya. Shillong, capital of Meghalaya.
Shillong, which was made Assam's capital in 1874, remained so till January 1974, following the formation of Meghalaya outside Assam.
The capital city derives its name from the manifestation of the creator called Shulong, born to a peasant girl, but he bestowed the art of democratic governance and rule of justice in the formation of the princely State of Shyllong (Hima Shyllong), which subsequently bifurcated into Mylliem State and Khyrim State in 1830.
140 kms from Shillong, is a scenic spot and an angler's paradise of carp and mahseers.
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 Shillong News
Shillong, Nov 29: Islamic fundamentalists and Jehadi elements from Bangladesh are infiltrating into the Northeast in the name of studying religion, a senior Border Security Force official said on Wednesday.
Shillong, Nov 27: To make Urdu language popular in Meghalaya, a two-day national seminar on the promotion of Urdu language would begin on Monday to be attended by scholars from across the country.
Shillong, November 18: State Women Commission chairperson Biloris Lyngdem has landed in trouble after she said yesterday that a rapist should be made to marry the victim.
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 Shillong - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shillong (Hindi: शिलांग, Bengali: শিলং) is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the smaller states in India.
Shillong in Meghalaya is one of India's oldest golf courses.
Shillong is the headquarters of the North Eastern Council.
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 Shillong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Shillong is a year round destination that is particularly beautiful in the monsoons (June to September), if you are willing to put up with the heavy showers.
Shillong is a city of waterfalls - feel the spray from the Crinoline Falls, from the two Gunner’s Falls, Spread Eagle, Elephant Gait and Elephant Falls, Beadon and the Sweet Falls.
Shillong is a throbbing city, full of vibrant energy and one that enjoys keeping abreast of development.
www.journeymart.com /getaways/india/shillong/index.htm   (453 words)

 Indian Odysseys.com - Meghalaya Offers Page One
Shillong, located at a height of 1, 496 mts above sea level, is the capital of Meghalaya.
The lake, legend goes, was dug by the ends of the bows of the members of 290 clans of a rebel general of a Jaintia raja.
140 kms from Shillong is Ranikor, a scenic spot and an angler's haven, thanks to a teeming population of carp and mahseers.
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 Shillong Tourism, Tourism in Shillong, Shillong Hill Resort, Hill Station Shillong
The Shillong Peak is at a distance of 10 kilometers from the Shillong city.
Shillong has some excellent waterfall getaways nearby like the Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Sweet Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls and the Dian-thlen Falls that are fun to be at especially during the monsoons.
At a distance of 140 km from Shillong is Ranikor, an angler's paradise containing a huge population of carp and mahseers.
www.destinationsindia.com /hill-resorts-in-india/shillong-travel.html   (1152 words)

 IndiaPost. Shillong: 'Scotland of the East'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Shillong has steadily grown in size and significance in its own traditional way from a mere village as it used to be when it became the new civil station of Khasi and Jaintia Hills in 1864.
Shillong Cathedral: As if to justify the desire of the British founding fathers of the city of Shillong to make it a little England, churches and cathedrals, large and small, have come up everywhere in the city.
Churches of Shillong - a measure of the religiosity of the Shillongites.
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 IndiaPost. Shillong: Where myths and mountains meet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Apart from being the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is the district headquarters of the East Khasi Hills.
Shillong is a big town spread in the vast open valleys with rounded hills.
Opposite it is the impressive All Saints Cathedral, one of the oldest churches in Shillong.
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 1Up India > Indian Hillstations > Hill Stations in India > Shillong - Meghalaya
Shillong has beautiful lakes and waterfalls, and is set in pine forests and green mountains.
Shillong is said to derive it's name from the deity Shyllong whose dwelling is said to be on the peak overlooking the town, Shillong Peak.c
According to a legend, it was dug with the ends of bows by members of 290 clans of U Sajjar Niangli, a rebel general of Jaintia Raja, to commemorate the great exodus of the clans, now mainly settled in the Ri Bhoi and West Khasi Hills districts.
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 Dev Kumar Vasudevan : Of Shillong and Music: Bob Dylan's birthday and Lou Majaw, Dev Kumar Vasudevan blogs on sulekha, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Shillong was the town in which I would have been born, when my parents were here on an earlier posting, but for the fact that my mother had decided to go back to our ancestral village in Kerala for the delivery.
Shillong would be too far from the place where he would be posted.
It was titled Shillong, Bob Dylan and Cowboy Boots and had won the third prize in the Outlook-Picador non fiction competition 2001.
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 Shillong: India's Secluded Shangri-La
Shillong was established in the mid-1800s by Colonel Henry Hopkinson, agent to the Governor General of India, as a refuge for the officers and staff of the East India Company during the sweltering summer months.
To the homesick expatriates, Shillong's shifting mists its winding country lanes and its gardens with phlox, pansies and roses, were all reminiscent of Devonshire or Sussex.
Nongkrem Dance Festival: Held in Smit (20 km from Shillong) in November each year, it is a celebration of thanksgiving to the Almighty for a plentiful harvest, peace and prosperity.
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 Shillong travel guide - Wikitravel
Shillong was the capital of Assam, but after the state was split up this role was transferred to the newly formed Meghalaya State.
Rengthiam Falls At a distance of 15-km from Shillong on the Shillong - Jowai highway is the awe-inspiring Rengthiam Falls.
Sohpetbneng Peak Situated at a height of 1,343m, 20-km from Shillong, regarded as sacred by the Hynniewtrep people, is set amidst a beautiful scenic view against the backdrop of sacred forest.
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 User Reviews and comparison blog on Shillong - Tourist Attractions by Optical_letters on MouthShut.com
Shillong is a wonderful place and this is what I have kept on saying to everybody I meet.
The Shillong Club and High Court are next to the Lake (I envy my lawyer friend in Shillong).
It is situated about 18 Kilometers from Shillong and is one of the biggest reservoirs for power generation in Meghalaya.
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 Driving Tour India: Make My Trip Tours India
The dreamy city of Shillong has constantly been one of the important tourist destinations in the northeast part of the country.
Lying amidst tall pine conifers and pineapple shrubs, Shillong’s undulating terrain is a constant source of attraction for tourists from both home and abroad.
The Shillong peak, which is highest in the state, is excellent for trekking.
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 YWAM Shillong   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Started in 1997, YWAM Shillong is located in the state of Meghalaya, north-east India (locked between Bhutan in the north, Bangladesh in the south and Myanmar in the east) Currently YWAM Shillong has 15 permanent staff.
Known as ‘the Scotland of the East’, Shillong is also the district headquarters of east Khasi Hills.
Shillong has its own charm distinct from other hill stations and presents a beautiful natural scenery dotted with a number of waterfalls and brooks.
www.angelfire.com /indie/ywamshillong   (501 words)

After several militant organisations in the North East saw a vertical rift due to the differences between their chairmen and the C-in-Cs, it is now the turn for HNLC to experience a similar situation with its chairman Julius K Dorphang and C-in-C Bobby Marwein developing a hitch over the issue of peace talks.
SHILLONG: At least 60 people in Jaintia Hills have reportedly died, while scores are suffering during the last one month because of suspected dengue, which struck the district's border with Asom.
Shillong: A national seminar on North East India in the context of New Economic Policy will be held on December 8-9 at Raitong Building conference hall in the Secretariat Hill, Shillong.
www.theshillongtimes.com /shillong.html   (2840 words)

 Shillong Travel,Shillong India Travel,Shillong Travel Guide,Destination Shillong
Shillong is a beautiful city and is surrounded by pine trees.
Legend has it that the lake was dug by the ends of the bows of the members of 290 clans of a rebel general of a Jaintia raja.
Also 64 kms from Shillong is Jakrem, a popular health resort with hot-springs of sulphur water, said to have medicinal properties.One can take a peek at Bangladesh from Dawki a border town 96 km from Shillong.
www.destinationindia.com /travel_guide/meghalaya/shillong.html   (1215 words)

SHILLONG ---- THE SCOTLAND OF THE EAST By: Paromita Chowdhury http://www.hedir.com Northeast India is known by its scenic beauty.
Shillong is located at an altitude of 1496 meters above sea level in the hills of eastern sub-Himalayas.
Shillong is a place of Waterfalls:: There are different waterfalls in and around this small but lovely hill station.
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 Shillong,Shillong India,Shillong India Tourism,Shillong Travel Guide,Tourism in Shilong
The more common legend traces the name of Shillong to a mythical youth, U Shillong, a supernatural youth born out of immaculate conception of a virgin mother named Lir U Shillong or the one who grows naturally and who is the presiding deity of the city.
Another legend involves the Shillong deity, a Supernatural being and his beautiful daughter who went on to become the "Pahsyntiew" (lured by flower) Queen mother of the Shillong kingdom following her marriage to a local youth Kongor Nongiri.
At a distance of 15-km from Shillong on the Shillong - Jowai highway is the awe-inspiring Rengthiam Falls.
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 Music culture rocks in Shillong : bands, culture, Shillong : IBNLive.com : CNN-IBN
Shillong: Bands playing their heart out at local gigs is a scene that has been witnessed for decades now in Shillong.
The bands may play the music of the world, but bands including Snow White also make sure that their Khasi culture forms a strong part of their expression, no matter how rocked out they may be.
So be it a concert in the town center or the five-day autumn carnival, all through the year Shillong is the place to go to if you want to break far away from Bollywood and Indi-pop and indulge in a culture so different that it you may be surprised it actually exists.
www.ibnlive.com /news/music-culture-rocks-in-shillong/25599-8.html   (465 words)

 SHILLONG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
SHILLONG: Sri Sarada Sangha, Shillong inaugurated its Golden Jubilee celebration on Monday at the Vivekananda Cultural Centre.Established in 1955, the Sangha will celebrate its golden jubilee year by organising various cultural and social activities.Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, Governor M M Jacob lauded the Sangha for its achievements in the past 50 years.
SHILLONG: The A·Chik Citizens’ Welfare Organisation, Shillong has urged the Chief Minister D D Lapang to ensure equal representation of Garo ministers in the Council of Ministers.In a memorandum submitted to the chief minister, the organisation urged the inclusion of not less than six Garo MLAs in the new downsized ministry.
Officials of the Shillong Branch of SBI said the bank had enough coins in its possession and that the traders and financial institutions could get them from the bank.
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 Govar - and my mumbo jumbo: Confirmed! Next IIM in the Shillong
I guess an IIM at Shillong would help motivate a lot of people from the region to compete and get into it, thereby giving them access to a better life, and benefit the region in the long run (more the business-savvy folks from the region, more would be the investments that flow into it).
Shillong has an airport and with low cost airline serving this regions u can get air tickets as low as 3A/C train fare..given the kind of fixed schedules Bschools have u can plan ur travel details well in advance there by ensuring the apex fare or the low price of low cost airlines.
.shillong is a heaven made by god.concluding the debate it isthis place where the next iim shouldbe constructed.
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 Tourism of India - The North East
Shillong, a hill resort with an incomparable climate, is the capital of Meghalaya.
There are regular flights from Shillong to Calcutta and Guwahati.
Notable festivals are Shad Suk Mynsiem, Nongkrem Dance Festival and Shillong autumn festivals.
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 Shillong Travel, Tour Packages, Tours, Hotels, Holidays Or Vacation In Shillong
It is located in the heart of the city near Raj Bhawan and is easily approachable from Shillong.
Shillong is connected by rail with the rest of the country through the railhead of Guwahati at a distance of 103 km.
Shillong is quite luxuriously spread out but taxis and local buses are frequently available.
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