There is a certain attraction about all-encompassing, panoramic views. Take a 30-minute detour (approximately) to Shillong Peak for a picturesque view of the Shillong city. Perched at an elevation of 1,966 metres, this part overlooking the town can be covered in fog, lending a mystical appearance.
We would suggest 45 minutes to an hour here but photographers like to linger along. The multiple picturesque spots away from the peak point will also tempt you to stop and breathe the fresh cool air.
Close to the Shillong Peak route, you can stop at Sri Mahadev Khola Dham (an approximate six-km drive from the church on the main route). A century-old cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is one of the oldest shrines in the state and is much revered by devotees.