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Mawphlang Sacred Forest

#7 of 49 things to do in Shillong Features Animals
Shillong, India
+91 70353 77760
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Must hire a guide, else you wont be able to understand and appreciate the place. Nice secluded... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chennai (Madras), India
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if you want to know about some tribes in Meghalaya the guide from here will tell you about its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Supanu C
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Karthik167
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...More

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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....More

Thank Lavanya J
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...More

Thank Saptarshi R
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Viksarats
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...More

Thank Praveen1108
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.

Thank SumanKalita62
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.

Thank asirf
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...More

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...More

Thank Kevin G
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Any information about mawphlang sacred forest you call on this number 9615884289
7 December 2016|
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Response from Shalini T | Reviewed this property |
You can get a local guide there for 500bucks. No need for call before.
Is rest open in October? We will be there on the 24th of October.
26 June 2016|
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Response from NatureSeeker7 | Reviewed this property |
Sacred forest is open all through the year. Except, perhaps during peak monsoon due to water logging etc. October is good tourist season here. Happy visiting....
Hi, How to go to this Sacred forest from Shillong? How many hours would it take to reach there? I plan to go there in August so is it a good time to go there? How long would it require to explore the forest?
21 June 2016|
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Response from RobertFranky | Reviewed this property |
35 Km from Shillong, 135 km from Guwahati. Takes 1 Hr to reach Mawphlang Sacred Forest from Shillong & 4 hrs from Guwahati. Yes August is good time to visit. To explore it will take maximum 1 hrs. if you take a local guide... More