Khasi Heritage Village

Museum / Gallery

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Shillong): 27 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Place Location: At Mawphlang

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 27 km from Shillong, Khasi Heritage Village is a model village situated at Mawphlang near Shillong. Situated opposite to Mawphlang Sacred Forest, it is one of the best places to visit in Shillong.

Spread across almost 8 acres, the Khasi Heritage Village has been created to showcase the traditional lifestyle of the Khasi tribes. The village has houses built in the conventional Khasi style with bedrooms, kitchens, storehouses etc. A museum is also kept to display artifacts, tools, and weapons, traditional daily and occasional items that were extensively used by the Khasis. It also has a section for archery with the traditional bows and arrows displayed for visitors. There is a long suspension bridge inside along with an amphitheater that screens documentaries and holds stage shows during the famous Monolith Festival.

Initiated by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, the Monolith Festival is usually held in March every year. The main aim of the festival is to re-unite all the 53 Himas of the Khasis through a popular platform of cultural display and simultaneously creates a medium through which the tourist populace can learn more about the rich Khasi art and culture. The Khasi Monolith Festival is one of the platforms to expose Meghalaya's indigenous musical talent to the world.

Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM

Entry Fee: Rs.20 per person & Rs.20 for Camera