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Mawphlang Sacred Forest

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Address: Shillong, India
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a enduring example of ancient tribal awareness of land and water conservation

There is nothing sacred about the forest..it was designated as such so that it would protect and nurture water catchment areas. these type of forests were designated as sacred by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Shillong, India
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Shillong, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing sacred about the forest..it was designated as such so that it would protect and nurture water catchment areas. these type of forests were designated as sacred by the community leaders so that they would be naturally protected. there were hundred such forests in the Khasi Hills serving the same purpose but the conversion of the population to... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went there to see the sacred forest. We had to hire a guide, who was well versed in the botanical and historical aspects as well. Wide variety of flora explained to us by the guide. Spent about 45 mins there.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

As per the locals, the place was used for sacrificing animals and you can see lots of Monoliths used for the same purpose, also you cannot take back anything from the sacred forest. Overall a good experience. Since we were the only tourist inside the grove, felt a little haunted ;)

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It is about 1 hour drive from Shillong on the way to Cheerapoonji .There is intersection . One road goes to Shilong ,another to Mawphlang (15 KM ) .3rd to Elephant falls and 4th to Cheerapunji .We were in self drive vehicle . Roads were very good .Every where parking is Rs 20. The forest rises from meadows . You... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It's about 25kms from shillong. It's big patch of Forest wherein you can get in with Guide. Guide would take you and inform about earlier traditions and cultures. Even Guide would tell some lores about it. Near to place is sort of museum , which showcase different type of huts that Tribes build for themselves. It's real huts and one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Place which is rich in scenic Beauty. Its is dense forest located in East Khashi hills, Meghalaya. The forest is considered as sacred by the local people. The place is full of green area. One odf the best place of holiday destination in Shiilong, Meghalaya.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

this is a nature walk ,see the monoliths,covered with grass ,moss,birds chirping,green verdant walks ,so quiet and peaceful . some water streams. khasi folklore believes never take anything from the nature ,not even a stone . famous also for orchids and mushrooms.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This place is good for all the age group people and its full of adventure. This place is very attractive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the story talked by the local guide. It had choice of 40 minutes half round and 80 minutes full round. I took 40 minutes. The story is about the customs, the history, and the nature of the sacred forest. Nice ones. I learned something.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Mawphlang i.e. grassy stone and true to its name all stones and trees are covered with grass and moss; the main feature are the monoliths and their significance for the Khasi tribes; it is dense and home to many varieties of mushroom and orchids. It even has a small stream to add to the charm. Folklore says that no one... More 

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