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Lady Hydari Park


Lady Hydari Park is one of the well-known attractions in Shillong. The Park is frequently visited by locals and is a well-visited tourist spot of the region. Named after the first lady of the province, Lady Hydari, wife of the Governor of Assam, the Park is spread over an area of more than a kilometer and features a mini zoo that has about 73 species of birds, 140 species of reptiles and other mammals.

Besides all this the park has a wide variety of local flowering plants and orchids, and is landscaped in Japanese style. Take a walk and enjoy watching deer that are present in the one corner of the park.

The Park is best known for beautiful bed of roses that blossom here in various colours. The park also has a butterfly museum a special play area for kids that offer swings like sea-saws, slips and other small rides for children.

The Lady Hydari Park is very avidly maintained and is an ideal place to spend some peaceful time. You may sit in the green garden and relax while reading a book or just enjoying the beautiful nature around.

Best time to visit

The park can be visited throughout the year. Although, the tourist season is the summer season from May till July, if you want to escape the crown you may avoid these months.


A walk in the butterfly museum will be very educational as it preserves a huge variety of butterflies and boards that display details about their species.


The park remains open throughout the day but if you want to visit the butterfly museum then visit between 11:00 am till 4:00 pm.

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