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.

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. 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.

The Monolith Festival is a soulful and mesmerizing festival offering of Meghalaya. If you are interested in music but are more inclined towards soulful strains than rock beats, then the Monolith festival is the one for you. This began as primarily an initiative of the Khasi tribes of Meghalaya but now other tribes too participate whole heartedly in the festival. The debut of the festival was a huge success and happened 4 years back. Since then tourists from all across India have been targeting the Monolith Festival in Meghalaya for its rich experience of cuisine, music and tribal expressions of life.

The major attractions of this festival are Cultural Performances (Dance & Skit), Indigenous Musical Performances, Exhibition & Sale of Handloom and Handicraft, Herbal Massage, Traditional Games, Museum Visit, Indigenous Food and Wine, Ethnic Costume Show, Phawar Competition, etc.

Jungleideas welcomes you to the North East India and be a part of the ‘Monolith Festival’ at Mawphlang, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Festivals of North East India

Festivals of Meghalaya, Ecotourism in Meghalaya, Mawphlang Eco tourism homestays and Cottages
The Monolith Festival at the Khasi Hills Sacred Groves , Mawphlang, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Festivals of North East India

Monolith Festival Meghalaya, Khasi Sacred Groves, Mawphlang Dam, Shillong Meghalaya
The Sacred grove forest at the Khasi Hills sacred groves at Mawphlang in Meghalaya

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Festivals of North East India

Monolith Festival Meghalaya, Khasi Sacred Groves, Mawphlang Dam, Shillong Meghalaya
The majestic Mawphlang Dam at the Khasi Hills sacred groves at Mawphlang in Meghalaya

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Festivals of North East India

Monolith Festival Meghalaya, Khasi Sacred Groves, Mawphlang Dam, Shillong Meghalaya
Traditional Khasi Huts at the Khasi Hills sacred groves at Mawphlang in Meghalaya

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Festivals of North East India

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