Monolith Festival

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.

Meghalaya

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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Day 1:

Arrive at Guwahati Airport. On arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport offering a warm welcome in traditional Assamese style. From the Airport drive to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary for a thrilling Jeep Safari to spot the one-horned Rhinoceros of Assam, an endangered rhino breed indigenous to Assam. The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary has the highest density of one-horned rhinoceros population anywhere in the world. Also, visit the Mayong Museum. Mayong is the famous land of black magic in India. Although black magic is no longer practiced, you will find relics in the museum showcasing these practices that were prevalent earlier. Enroute back to Guwahati visit the Stone inscription at BurhaMayong. This stone inscription is the longest in Asia at a length of 3.85 meters. Night halt at Guwahati at Lokhra Homestay. Enjoy your evening at the bonfire atop the roof of the homestay and dinner served will be a traditional Bodo cuisine.
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Day 2

Early morning we will visit the Dipor Bil wildlife Sanctuary to spot an exotic variety of bird species at the Lake near the Sanctuary. Later you will depart to Shillong. Enroute visit the largest artificial lake in North East India ‘the Umiam Lake’. Check into hotel at police bazaar in Shillong. Evening free to check out the largest market in North East India the ‘Bara Bazaar’. Night stay at a comfortable Hotel.
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Day 3

After breakfast we will do sightseeing in Shillong where we will visit Ward’s lake, the Don Bosco Museum, India’s only glass mosque ‘the Madina Masjids’ and the cathedrals at Shillong. Evening free to visit one of the cafes at Shillong to enjoy rock music at India’s Rock Capital.
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Day 4

Early morning we will depart to Cherrapunjee. Enroute visit the Shillong peak and Elephant Falls. On arrival at Cherrapunjee, you will visit the tallest plunge waterfall in India ‘the Nohkalikai Falls’. Night stay at a comfortable hotel.
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Day 5

Early morning depart to Mawphlang for your participation in the Monolith Festival at Mawphlang. Night halt at a Maple Pine Farm homestay in Mawphlang.
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Day 6

Early morning we will embark on our trek to visit the forest of the Khasi Hills Sacred Groves at Mawphlang. Later in the day, we will participate in the Monolith Festival. Late afternoon depart to Guwahati. Night halt at Lokhra Homestay.
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Day 7

morning visit the holy Kamakhya temple at Guwahati. After breakfast, you will depart to Guwahati Airport for your onward destination. 

 

Includes the following:

  • Airport Transfers and Transportation during the entire trip
  • Accommodation during the entire stay
  • Breakfast and Dinner during the entire stay
  • Entrance to all National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Safari/Guide charges at National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries

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