The State of Meghalaya (meaning abode of the clouds) has never failed to thrill its visitor’s. From pleasant weather, beautiful landscapes, majestic waterfalls and breath-taking scenery, a visit to Meghalaya will surely fill your heart with solace. Shillong aka ‘the Scotland of the East’ and ‘India’s Rock Capital’ is the capital of state of Meghalaya where you see a blend of the cultural past and modern civilization. Shillong is also the District Headquarters of East Khasi Hills District and is situated at an altitude of 1,496 metres above sea level. The capital city has a bracing climate throughout the year. This city has been the seat of Government since the consolidation of the British administration in this part of India more than a century ago.

The city is well connected with motorable roads, has its own charm, different from other hill stations, and presents a natural scenic beauty with waterfalls, brooks, pine grooves and gardens. The place, the people, the flora and fauna and the climate all combine to make Shillong an ideal resort throughout the year. Shillong offers amenities for tourists with good hotel accommodations, facilities for sports, angling, trekking and hiking.

Meghalaya’s main ethnic communities, each having its own distinctive customs and cultural traditions are the Khasis (of Mon-Khmer ancestry), the Garos (of Tibeto-Burman origin) and the Jaintias said to be from South East Asia. The common trait binding all three communities is its matrilineal system in which the family linage is taken from the mother’s side. The people of Meghalaya are known to be hospitable, cheerful and friendly.

The State of Meghalaya is also home to the ‘Wettest place on Planet Earth – Cherrapunjee’. Cherrapunjee records the maximum rainfall anywhere in the world. The Majestic ‘Nohkalikai’ waterfall at Cherrapunji is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. The living root bridges at Cherrapunjee is also unique to the place that thrills most visitors visiting the place.

Mawphlang is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India, 25 kilometers from Shillong. The word ‘maw’ means ‘stone’, ‘maw phlang’ means ‘grassy stone’, and is one of many settlements in the Khasi hills named after monoliths. Mawphlang is the site of one of the Khasi Hills sacred groves. Khasi heritage village- located in the Mawphlang district is considered to be the hub of Khasi culture.

Maple Pine Farm is a beautiful self-sustained farmhouse in Mawphlang, a village that lies a half-hour drive away from Shillong. The family of James Perry, a Canadian who’s spent most of his life in Northeast India, lives in the same property and there are log cabins, which he’s built with his own hands, available for guests. The property is completely off-grid, with electricity harnessed through solar panels and windmills, and with limited or no phone and internet connectivity at most times. It lies encircled by a stream and you can sit outside for hours watching the grazing horses, fluttering butterflies and the locals go about their daily lives. If you enjoy walking, you’re in for a treat as the Sacred Grove, one of the most beautiful forests, lies a short hike away. (Source: http://www.natgeotraveller.in)

Jungleideas welcomes you to the North East of India to witness the tradition and culture of the Khasi people at Shillong, Cherrapunjee and ‘Khasi Hills Sacred Groves’ at Mawphlang, State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

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The Beautiful City of India’s Rock Capital – Shillong

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India’s only Glass Mosque at Shillong – the Madina Masjid and the largest mosque in the North Eastern Region of India

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Welcome to Cherrapunjee – the Wettest Place on Planet Earth at Meghalaya

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The Nohkalikai Falls at Cherrapunjee – the tallest plunge waterfall in India!

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The Mawphlang Dam gives you an exotic view of the lush green landscape of the beautiful State of Meghalaya

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The Site of the Khasi Hills Sacred Groove at Mawphlang. This place gives you the opportunity of an adventurous Trek into the dense jungle to spot exotic species of Flora and Avifauna.

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The beautiful and picturesque Maple Pine farm homestay at Mawphlang in Meghalaya. Source:natgeotraveller.in

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The gushing steam near the Maple Pine farm homestay at Mawphlang in Meghalaya. Source:natgeotraveller.in

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The Khasi Tribes Sacred Groves at Mawphlang in Meghalaya

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The Khasi Heritage Village at Mawphlang that plays host to the Monolith Festival at Mawphlang

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The Monoliths at the Khasi Hills Sacred Groves at Mawphlang in Meghalaya

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Inside the Sacred Groves forest at Mawphlang in Meghalaya

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The Khasi Heritage Village at Mawphlang that plays host to the Monolith Festival at Mawphlang

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The Beginning of the David Scott Trail Trek at Mawphlang in Meghalaya

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