Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India.
It is also the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 ft (1,496 m) above sea level.
The city had a population of 260,520 according to the 2001 census.
In 1874, on the formation of Assam as a Chief Commissioner's Province, it was chosen as the headquarters of the new administration because of its convenient location between the Brahmaputra and Surma valleys and more so because the climate of Shillong was much cooler than tropical India. Shillong remained the capital of undivided Assam until the creation of the new state of Meghalaya on January 21, 1972, when Shillong became the capital of Meghalaya and Assam moved its capital to Dispur.
This shot was taken from the Shillong Peak, called so being the highest point in the area, roughly 2000m.
We had visited the same site the previous evening, but being very foggy, could not get any shots.
That next morning it was bright and sunny and gave a good view of the city as well as the surrounding Khasi hills.
My usual, panorama (stitched from 7 images) in horizontal as well as vertical orientation. Sorry about the neck aches! ;)