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Mawphlang Sacred Forest

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An hour long walk in dense vegetation.

The sacred forest of Mawphlang is a veritable treasure trove for understanding the local beliefs of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Pune, India
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It's a great place to go with ur family ,it's dense forsest ...u will feel close to the nature..if... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Noida, India
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The sacred forest of Mawphlang is a veritable treasure trove for understanding the local beliefs of the Khasi tribe. Protected for a thousand plus years, the forest has lots of trees with medicinal value. It also provides spaces for sacrificial offerings to local deities for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a great place to go with ur family ,it's dense forsest ...u will feel close to the nature..if u are from City u must go there...highly recommended

1  Thank joshialoknoida
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a very beautiful and serene place. Thankfully there wasnt any crowd when we went. local guide explained us really well. We took only the half trek. Calm and peaceful place.

2  Thank yazhvoyage
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can go and visit this place round the year but best period is October to December. Do take some snacks with you.. BUT PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE TOURIST AND DO NOT LITTER.

1  Thank r13chauhan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to be seen Total waste of time Guide will show things which are funny and make fool No use going

Thank arvindga
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place in my opinion is a must visit on any trip to Meghalya. However, you will be short changing yourself if you restrict yourself just to the meadows. I highly recommend taking the two trekking options here 1. Sacred Forest and 2. David Scott...More

4  Thank Slick_Click_Raj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Calm and serene place with lots of greenery all around. Sacred place for the local people, you are not allowed to take anything out of the forest area

1  Thank Camper829538
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read reviews saying that there is nothing to see here and that the place is over rated. I honestly liked the place. There were very few tourists. You have to take a guide compulsorily - they will tell you everything about the forest (300/rs...More

5  Thank DhiraShah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit. It is a dense forest in the midst of mountain hills. Even in the afternoon it is quite dark. It is very quiet place and one can see varied kinds of vegetation. It is a sacred place of local tribe....More

1  Thank Yagnesh T
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

If you are in the Shillong area don’t miss coming to this sacred forest. The Khasi villagers of Mawplang have guides who take you inside (for a small fee) and explain about their ancient rituals and also the varied flora. Takes about an hour to...More

3  Thank Sayem H
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Vikash S
9 November 2018|
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Response from jhulan568 | Reviewed this property |
yes, it is possible to complete the tour on the same day, but recommend to stay for a night,the sacred forest is realy very very beautiful there is one tea and chowmen stall the owner can provide you the address of home... More
9 July 2018|
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Response from teebee68 | Reviewed this property |
Elephant falls... Just enjoy the drive and scenic beauty... The fresh air.... Clear your lungs.....of the pollution in Pune. Go to the Eastern Air Command Indian Air Force Museum and see what our Air Force Bravehearts do to... More
23 May 2018|
Response from donkitlanglyngdoh |
because it takes around 1:30minutes to reach Mawphlang from police bazaar ,and it's better to start in the morning itself. so I think 10 o clock. take my number it'll be easier for you:9402351457
Ruchi B
23 May 2018|
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Response from SanBorn L |
Yes Bimal I'm a Local guide here at Mawphlang Sacred Grove and David Scott Trail. I also arrange homestay for details please contact me 9615884327
29 April 2018|
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Response from Munmun08 | Reviewed this property |
We were 3 of us and we paid Rs 400 for the full trek which takes about an hour and a half. The cost depends on the no. of people and on your choice of the half trek or the full trek. Our guide was Mr Wesh Khonghat a 21yrs... More