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Mawphlang Sacred Forest

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Address: Shillong, India
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Must hire a guide, else you wont be able to understand and appreciate the place. Nice secluded place, good for photography too.

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Chennai, India
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Chennai, India
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Must hire a guide, else you wont be able to understand and appreciate the place. Nice secluded place, good for photography too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want to know about some tribes in Meghalaya the guide from here will tell you about its tribe in this sacred forest and how they perform their rituals inside the forest and the still have the ritual grounds. if u want to enter the forest you need to pick a guide and without one you are not allowed... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend a visit to this place. Its about 1.5 hours drive from central shillong. It didn't seem connected by any public transport, so one may have to take their own car or taxi, but it's totally worth it. The view is surreal and amazing. If planned one can do the forest trek as well with the guide. Its about... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We discovered this place from Trip Advisor only. Its an hour drive from police bazar . The drive was good through valleys and mountains. But the moment we reached Mawphlang, on one side its a wide stretch of green pastures . Cold chilled wind was blowing. On one side we could see a Khasi heritage house and on the other... More 

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Thank Saptarshi R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place of meghalay good for tracking but tedious for kid's must carry water moblie network problematic

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Ambala, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

This place has got great importance for a Lyngdoh local tribe and is clean place. There you will also find local boys acting as guide or escort for you to forest, which though we hired (as a company) but didn't find worth. There is nothing special inside the forest and be careful as ground may be soggy and slippery .

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Guwahati, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Most of the people want to say that this forest is scared forest, but I don't think so. Wide Verity of flora and fauna found here.

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Thank SumanKalita62
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This forest is very interesting because of sactered figure of trees there and also a great environment of forest.

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Nagpur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

One of the most remarkable features of the Khasi Hills are the sacred forests, which have been preserved by traditional religious sanction, since the ancient days. One of the most famous sacred forests is the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, about 25 kilometres from Shillong. The sacred grove has an amazing life form of plants, flowering trees, orchids and butterflies. An ideal... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

The locals consider the forest sacred, but the history given by the guide sounded a bit hazy considering how long ago ceremonies actually took place in the forest. After paying for your entrance fee, your camera fee, and your car parking fee, you are REQUIRED to pay for a guide to lead you through the forest.

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