The Monolith Festival marks a mesmerizing festival of the state of Meghalaya in India. If music interests you, this festival calls you. Especially if you have more inclination towards soulful strains than rock beats. This festival began as an initiative of the Khasi tribes of Meghalaya. The debut of the festival a few years ago was a huge success. Consequently, tourists from all across India have been targeting the Monolith Festival in Meghalaya. Also, for its rich experience of cuisine, music and tribal expressions of life.
The Monolith Fest takes place every year in October in Mawphlang in Meghalaya. And the major attractions of this festival are of various forms. First of all, they include cultural performances (dance & skit) and indigenous musical performances. In addition, there is exhibition and sales of hand-loom and handicrafts. Furthermore, you find herbal massage and traditional games. And finally, indigenous food and wine, ethnic costume show and phawar competition complete the deal. In conclusion, it is filled with the rich and unique culture of its own.
The State of Meghalaya (meaning abode of the clouds) has never failed to thrill its visitor’s. Because of its pleasant weather, beautiful landscapes, and majestic waterfalls it remains as attractive as ever. Most noteworthy, Meghalaya fills your heart with solace with breath-taking scenery.
Shillong aka ‘the Scotland of the East’ and ‘India’s Rock Capital’ is the capital of the state of Meghalaya. Especially relevant, here you see a blend of the cultural past and modern civilization. Incidentally, Shillong is also the District Headquarters of East Khasi Hills District. And that sits at an altitude of 1,496 meters above sea level. The capital city has a bracing climate throughout the year. In addition, this city has been the seat of Government since the consolidation of the British administration.
Meghalaya’s main ethnic communities, each have its own distinctive customs and culture. This includes the Khasis, the Garos, and the Jaintias. These are said to be from South East Asia. There is a common trait that binds all three communities is its matrilineal system. Incidentally, it is the fact that family lineage taken from the mother’s side. Also, the people of Meghalaya are hospitable, cheerful and friendly.
Mawphlang, a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, 25 kilometers from Shillong. The word ‘maw’ means ‘stone’, ‘maw phlang’ means ‘grassy stone’. And it is one of many settlements in the Khasi hills named after monoliths. Khasi heritage village located in the Mawphlang district stays as the hub of Khasi culture.
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