We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mawphlang Sacred Forest

Features Animals
Save
Review Highlights
Mawphlang Sacred Grooves - Eye into Khasi Lives

Mawphlang sacred Forest / Grooves though a forest is equally culturally & historically significant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ankur C
Mystical forests

You start getting mystical vibes as soon as you step inside the forest. This forest lives and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
swapnil7777
,
Pune, India
via mobile
Read all 150 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“local guide” (17 reviews)
“guided tour” (3 reviews)
LOCATION
Shillong, India
Write a ReviewReviews (150)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Mawphlang sacred Forest / Grooves though a forest is equally culturally & historically significant to Khasi tribes. 'Sacred' as it is considered, it used to be a location for animal sacrifice for Khasi. Also, lush green forest houses various medicinal trees. For the entrance, one...More

1  Thank Ankur C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You start getting mystical vibes as soon as you step inside the forest. This forest lives and breathes. It stays lush and green long after the rains are gone. Its still expanding on the other side every year. Place is rich with different varieties of...More

1  Thank swapnil7777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our tour guide recommended this forest and believe me you have to visit this place to experience it. Majestic jungle spread over a huge area with its own unique history, it houses a variety of flora some of them being unique and rare species. A...More

1  Thank aeidal
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Located at a decent height is the patch of grassland next to 70 odd acres of natural preserved forest surrounded by valley on three side giving one a breathtaking view. If one is lucky like me you could see the clouds forming of Mawhlang dam,...More

1  Thank c0manderc
Reviewed 24 October 2017

You cannot miss a visit to this sacred forest of the local Lyngdoh Community...it is about one hour drive from Shillong and you need a guide to take you through the forest either for half or full trek. The beauty, tradition and the amazing flora...More

Thank umang166
Reviewed 22 October 2017

One needs to hire a Guide here and have options to go for Half Trek or Full Trek accordingly. Although everything is covered in Half Trek only but one can go for Full Trek for doing a round walk if interested. Although I mention the...More

1  Thank Krishnandu
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit.1hr drive from shillong.For entry into the forest guide is needed.One can take a full or a half trek inside the forest.For good and interesting trek one needs to take a good guide.Suggestion for a good guide is a guy named Ban...More

3  Thank 9,433,389,415
Reviewed 3 October 2017

a lovely forest with excellent guides to tell you all you need to know of the place. a place one must not miss. a music festival happens here every year and should be worth a visit

Thank Kapila M
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

It is sacred place for Lyngdoh community. In n ancient time it was used for animal sacrifices. One can see place and ruins of old tradition. Now a day no more sacrifices, so not to worry.. Place is REALLY beautiful. It has variety of flora....More

1  Thank ChiragBhanvadia
Reviewed 29 August 2017

i have never been to forests of amazon but have read a lot about them in childhood,adolescence was spent in exploring remote stretches of himalayas,traversed length and breadth of several forests but this small patch of forest in khasi hill stands apart,dense canopy of trees...More

2  Thank flirtytraveller
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Orange Roots
198 reviews
18.29 km away
Cafe Cherrapunjee &
57 reviews
4.26 km away
Dylan's Cafe
101 reviews
19.12 km away
Cafe Shillong HERITAGE
121 reviews
18.33 km away
Nearby Attractions
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
525 reviews
20.50 km away
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
514 reviews
23.52 km away
Nohkalikai Falls
377 reviews
20.79 km away
Elephant Falls
851 reviews
11.96 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sarat B
15 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Ravi K | Reviewed this property |
The Distance from Shillong is around 35 Km. Since it is a hill road it will take you about one hour. We took a taxi as it is most convenient. Have a safe trip....
1
Vote
Naish P
11 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Noshtradamus_IN | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I don't think it is ever closed... it is a forest. But that's a good time to visit Meghalaya, so it will probably be open. I can ask and get back to you.
0
Votes