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Rosaville - Neo-colonial architecture in a planter's hill station
Rosaville at Shillong. For the British planter community of Assam, Shillong was an idyllic weekend jaunt. Cool, moist and with a temperate climate throughout the year, hilly Shillong probably reminded those old British folk of the Highlands of Scotland.

Naturally Shillong has its share of English cottages and colonial buildings amidst the beautiful flower gardens and natural green that the place is famous for.

Rosaville was built in 1935 by the late Rai Bahadur Kanaklal Barua, a prominent citizen of Assam and one who served as a member of the Viceroy's Executive Council. The house was named after his daughter, Rosa. A most endearing piece of neo-colonial architecture, Roseville's interiors- immaculately appointed with period furniture and numerous bric-a-brac exude the charm and warmth of a very living past.

Where women rule the roost
The indigenous Khasia tribal people are unique in that they follow a matriarchal system of society. In other words, men marry and come to stay in their wives' homes. They soon settle down to a life where she goes to work and, she inherits the property. Catch a glimpse of all this and a lot more -colourful and chunky Khasia handcrafted jewellery, textiles and artifacts - during your sojourn in Shillong.