Shillong Peak is the highest viewing point in the beautiful hill station of Shillong. The Shillong Peak lies at a height of 1,966 meters above sea level and is a vantage point from where the entire city of Shillong can be seen. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the city and travellers throng the peak to see the kaleidoscopic view of the ‘Scotland of the East’.
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Historians believe that the name of the city Shillong came from this hill. The local tribal people of the place believe that their local deity, ‘Leishyllong’ resides in this hill and oversees the city and protects the people from all evil. The spiritual pastor of Mylliem offers prayer at a sanctum that is located in this hill. Apart from the great view that Shillong Peak offers, the Indian Air Force radar is also situated here. The viewpoint is located within the premises of the Indian Air Force.