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    Best time to Visit Mawsynram: Apr,May,Jun

    Category : Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,Forest/Wildlife,River/Lakes/Waterfront

    Duration(days) : 1 Days

    Description

    Mawsynram has provided tough competition with Cherrapunjee, on claiming to be the wettest place on earth. It receives 12m of rain annually.
    The rains are so powerful in Mawsynram that the local villagers have to make use of thick grass to sound-proof their homes from the thunderous rain. 

    The generosity of mother nature can be easily seen and experienced with the fresh air, blue skies waterfalls and lush greenery in the region. 


    Located in the East Khasi Hill district of Meghalaya, Mawsynram is 1400 m above sea level. It is at a distance of 60 kms from Shillong and 15 kms from Cherrapunji.

     

    The 'Maw' in Mawsynram is a Khasi word meaning 'stone'. It symbolizes the unique megaliths unearthed in the Khasi Hill area. The village is well known for its huge formation of a stalagmite, which takes after the shape of a 'Shivling'.


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    Mawjymbuin Caves / Mawjyngbuin caves

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    Mawjymbuin Caves, is located near Mawsynram. This 209-metre high cave is a natural wonder that carries immense religious significance. This cave is made of calcareous sandstone and consists of several stalagmites, which are formed as a result of weathering, calcium carbonate deposition and dripping of mineral-enriched liquid. One such huge stalagmite is in the shape of Shiva Linga on which drops of water fall steadily from a stone above. Exploring the naturally formed caves is a thrilling experience. Some of its rift entrances and passages are difficult to enter.
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      Mawphlang Sacred Forest

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      Mawphlang is 33 kms from Mawsynram, this place is popular for being home to Meghalaya's most renowned forest groves - the Sacred Forest. It is known as nature's own museum with a wide variety of flora - aroids, ferns, orchids and a lot more. Mawphlang's sacred forest, is still revered and protected by locals as an ancient burial site. A dense growth of Castanopsis kurzii trees forms a protective barrier around the forest, preventing the intrusion of the common Khasi pines which dominate the outer areas. As a result, the forest is a treasure trove of unique flora and fauna, with an abundance of aroids, pipers, fern-allies and orchids. It is thought that many of the plants and herbs have medicinal qualities that can cure serious disease. However, such plants must be consumed within the forest, as it is believed that if anything is removed from the sacred grounds, the balance of the deity will be disrupted and the taker will be cursed with illness and misfortune.
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        David Scott Trail trek

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        Most popular trekking routes of Meghalaya, this path was originally laid by David Scott, a British officer as early as in the 1800s. It is still used to commute between Assam and Bangladesh. A 16km stretch covers horse tracks, waterfalls and the beautiful terrain of the East Khasi Hills. This 4 hour trek is best enjoyed in a group. October and November are the best months for this trek. The Entry Point of David Scott Trail is at Mawphlang.
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          Jakrem Hotwater Spring

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          Jakrem is famous health resort. Hot sulphur springs with medicinal properties is it's prime attraction. It is located at a distance of 30 kms from Mawsynram.
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            Mawsynram  is at a distance of 60 kms from Shillong and 15 kms from Cherrapunji.