The history of Shillong says that it was a small village which became the new civil station of the Khasi and Jaintia hills in 1864. It was made a sanatorium for the British in 1829, during the First Anglo-Burmese War. A serious uprising by the Khasis against the British followed in 1829 and after the Khasi leader Tirot Sing surrendered to the mighty British military, this place was made the British headquarters which was then named ‘Yeddo’. The name ‘Shillong’ was adopted later due to its location below the Shillong Peak. In 1874, it became the capital of composite Assam under British rule. In 1972, after the formation of Meghalaya as an independent state, Shillong became its capital.
DistrictEast Khasi Hills
Phone Area Code364