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Mawphlang Sacred Forest - East Khasi Hills District

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Mawphlang Sacred Forest is the eco destination of East Khasi Hills District. Mawphlang Sacred Forest is 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. Mawphlang Sacred Forest is one of the most famous sacred forests is located at the area about 25 kilometers from Shillong. The sacred grove has an amazing life form of plants, flowering trees, orchids and butterflies. An ideal destination for nature lovers.
The sacred-groves which have been preserved since time immemorial, are in sharp contrast to their surrounding grasslands. These groves are generally rimmed by a dense growth of Castanopsis kurzii trees, forming a protective hedge which halts intrusion of Pinus kasia (Khasi pine) which dominates all areas outside the sacred groves. Inside the outer rim, the sacred groves are virtually Nature's Own Museum. The heavily covered grounds have a thick cushion of humus accumulated over the centuries. The trees in every sacred grove are heavily loaded with epiphytic growth of aroids, pipers, ferns, fern-allies and orchids. The humus-covered grounds likewise harbour myriad varieties of plant life, many of which are found nowhere else.

 

mawphlangMawphlang Sacred Forest is the eco destination of East Khasi Hills District. Mawphlang Sacred Forest is 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. Mawphlang Sacred Forest is one of the most famous sacred forests is located at the area about 25 kilometers from Shillong. The sacred grove has an amazing life form of plants, flowering trees, orchids and butterflies. An ideal destination for nature lovers.

 

The sacred-groves which have been preserved since time immemorial, are in sharp contrast to their surrounding grasslands. These groves are generally rimmed by a dense growth of Castanopsis kurzii trees, forming a protective hedge which halts intrusion of Pinus kasia (Khasi pine) which dominates all areas outside the sacred groves. Inside the outer rim, the sacred groves are virtually Nature's Own Museum. The heavily covered grounds have a thick cushion of humus accumulated over the centuries. The trees in every sacred grove are heavily loaded with epiphytic growth of aroids, pipers, ferns, fern-allies and orchids. The humus-covered grounds likewise harbour myriad varieties of plant life, many of which are found nowhere else.

 

 

Amar Singh Deori wrote on 25 Oct 2013 I am a regular visitor to all the tourist sites in Meghalaya,somehow I have missed this spot due to lack of proper signboards.Last month I have been there and indeed there is something mystical about this groove.One have to tune in properly to experience the serenity of the groove.As a lover of nature I would like to humbly request the authorities not to construct unwanted artificial structures near the groove.The Mawjumbuim cave in Mawsynram is being gradually losing its beauty with the construction of artificial structures.
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Tourist Information Centre
Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation
Police Bazar, Shillong - 793001
Ph : 0364-2226220

 

Tourist Information Centre

Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation

Police Bazar, Shillong - 793001

Ph : 0364-2226220

 

 

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