The capital city of the State as well as the District headquarter of East Khasi Hills District. It is one of the hill station well connected with good roads. The nearest railway station & International Airport are located in Guwahati. The name Shillong is derived from U-Lei Shillong, a powerful deity. The presence of many well reputed educational institutions including the nationally and internationally recognized educational institution viz, Indian Institute of Management(IIM) make Shillong the educational hub for the entire north-east.