Rock On! Shillong, India’s ‘Rock Capital’, is in a brand new guise

The festivities of the year have begun and a number of events take place across the country in the October- December period.

For music lovers the destination inevitably remains the rock capital of the country – Shillong, Meghalaya which plays a host to some of the most famous music festivals and concerts in India.

Barcadi NH7 Weekender, which includes camping at NH7 and the Yellow Bucket music festival are already underway in the valley.

Most of the music lovers head to Shillong in the months of November and December.

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The best known properties and accommodations one can choose from range from tribal to regal-

  • Ri Kynjai

It means ‘land of serene environs’ in the local Khasi language. The resort is spread over 45 acres of lush land bordering Umiam Lake. It’s about 20 kilometers short of Shillong, on the way from Guwahati.

Ri Kynjai

The architecture at the resort is inspired by the tribal culture and based on the design of Khasi thatched huts. Continuing with the tribal theme, the resort has a textiles emporium featuring Northeast handicrafts and hosts folk music and dance in the evenings.

  • Camp Kite Manja

Kite Manja, is situated in a beautiful landscape situated at the top of a cosy hill where you’ll find all the festive fever. It is just 1.8 kms and 2-3 minute drive (20 minutes walk) from the festival box office at Khlieh Tyrshi village and in the midst of green.

The venue is breathtaking with lush green landscapes. It is ideal for all music lovers with its bonfire gatherings and open sky jamming.

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Kite manja ‘s camp site
  • Royal Heritage Tripura Castle

The Heritage Club Tripura Castle is located in Clive Colony, Shillong. The nearest modes of connectivity are Shillong Airport (33 Km) and Tetelia Railway Station (99 Km).

Tripura Castle Road was built in the early 1920s by Maharaja Bir Bikram, who came to Shillong for his military training and fell in love with the place. The Castle was used as a summer retreat for the Maharajas of the Manikya dynasty of Tripura.

Meghalaya, Hotel Tripura Castle is located in the surroundings of snow-laden peaks.

In 2003, it opened as the first heritage hotel in India’s Northeast region. The Castle’s interior is filled with a collection of antiques and artwork, paintings, and photographs of the royal family. Its popular, atmospheric restaurant is open to visitors.

  • Aerodene Cottage

Aerodene is located in Dhankheti, Malki, Shillong. Built in the 1950s, Colonial-style design makes Aerodene Cottage a really special place with a perfect cottage garden and private areas for relaxation.

Aerodene Cottage, Shillong

Shillong is not only the best place for family vacations in the North-East India, but also the best destination for having an adventure trip.

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