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Colonial Heritage Walk of Shillong (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour)

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Trip Overview

Step back in time and discover the colonial legacy of Shillong on our 2-hour guided Colonial Heritage Walk with a local expert. Stroll through the city's historic streets adorned with colonial-era buildings, from grand churches to elegant government structures. Learn about the architectural marvels, cultural influences, and significant events that shaped Shillong's colonial past.

Highlights:

  • Historical Insights: Delve into Shillong's colonial past as you visit iconic landmarks, colonial-era buildings, and historical sites. Learn about the city's history, architecture, and the legacy of British colonial rule from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Architectural Marvels: Marvel at the stunning colonial architecture of Shillong's heritage buildings, churches, and government structures. Discover the unique blend of British and local influences reflected in the city's colonial heritage.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the colonial charm of Shillong as you stroll through its historic streets, interact with locals, and experience the cultural richness of the city. This guided tour offers a fascinating glimpse into Shillong's colonial heritage and its significance in shaping the city's identity.

Colonial Heritage Walk of Shillong Itinerary:

  • Our journey begins with a visit to the iconic All Saints' Cathedral, a splendid example of colonial-era architecture and a significant religious landmark in Shillong.
  • Admire the intricate details, stained glass windows, and historical charm of this cathedral as our guide shares insights into its history and cultural significance.
  • Next, we explore The Raj Bhawan, the official residence of the Governor of Meghalaya, showcasing British colonial architecture and lush gardens. Learn about the building's history, its role during the colonial era, and its continued importance in present times.
  • Stroll through Police Bazar, a bustling commercial hub that retains its colonial-era charm with old buildings, markets, and vibrant street life.
  • Experience the lively atmosphere, interact with locals, and immerse yourself in the bustling energy of this historic area. Our walk continues to Ward's Lake, a serene oasis in the heart of Shillong surrounded by lush gardens, walking paths, and a picturesque lake.
  • Discover the colonial influences in the design of the lake and its surroundings, offering a peaceful retreat amidst the city's hustle and bustle.
  • Throughout the tour, our guide will share fascinating stories, historical anecdotes, and architectural insights, providing a deeper understanding of Shillong's colonial heritage and its impact on the city's development.

Basic Details

Start Point
All Saints' Cathedral
Finish Point
Ward's Lake
Start time
9:00 am 10:00 am 4:00 pm 5:00 pm
Category
Walking ToursFamily-friendly
Trip Code
O2534A3914

Inclusions

  • Expert guide for insights into Shillong's colonial heritage.
  • Walking tour through colonial-era buildings and landmarks.
  • Visit historical sites, churches, and government buildings.
  • Learn about the British influence and architectural styles.
  • Photography opportunities.
  • Food Tasting if option selected

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses and gratuities.
  • Entrance fees to museums or attractions.
  • Optional activities not mentioned in inclusions.
  • Meals or snacks.
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Important Information

  1. Comfortable Footwear: Wear comfortable walking shoes or sandals with good grip as you will be exploring heritage sites on foot.

  2. Clothing: Dress in light, breathable clothing suitable for the tropical climate of Trivandrum. Consider carrying a hat or umbrella for sun protection.

  3. Sun Protection: Carry sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat or cap to shield yourself from the sun during the tour.

  4. Hydration: Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated throughout the walking tour, especially in the warm weather.

  5. Camera or Smartphone: Capture the historical landmarks, architectural marvels, and cultural sights along the heritage trail with your camera or smartphone.

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

Our Colonial walk begins promptly; kindly arrive 10 minutes early at the All Saints' Cathedral entrance to meet our guide. Let's explore on time.

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