Accessible from Upper Shillong or Jowai Road, lying about 10 km away from the city, the Shillong Peak offers you one of the best views in the area. Mostly covered in fog, it stands at an elevation of 1,966 m above sea level. The semi-circular peak looks spectacular and resembles a crown placed on top of Shillong Hill. Tourists can either climb or ride to the top to take in the serene views. On reaching the acme, one would be exposed to a breathtaking view of Shillong spread in all its glory, the Himalayas and the plains of Bangladesh. A telescope is also available for tourists.

It is believed that the city of Shillong got its name from this peak and local lore says that the patron deity of the city, Leishyllong, has his abode in these hills.  U Shulong is a sacred site, where the main attraction is a ritual that is organised every spring. This place is also an airport base and has a radar station of the Indian Air Force.