The news about PM Modi's visit to Meghalaya is trending from a few days; from the pictures, we can feel that even the Prime Minister is awe-struck by Meghalaya's culture and nature. Meanwhile, PM Modi did a small tour in Shillong and also praised the heritage village, Mawphlang.
Khasi Folk Dancers Welcoming the PM
Let us make a virtual tour in the footsteps of PM Narendra Modi in Meghalaya!
Just remember the popular movie 'Avatar'; the sacred forests of Pandora and the respect the Na'vi people have for nature. The tales of Mawphlang Sacred Forest are also similar. Here it's the Khasi Tribe who believe that nothing bad should be done inside this forest.
PM Playing the Khasi Traditional Drum 'Ka Bom'
Mawphlang Forest has algae which glow in the dark and the frequent rainfall also add to its charm. There are stories of people falling sick after cutting the trees in the forest. Khasi Tribe does not even use the timber from this forest; it is a God for them. What a good way to preserve the forest right?!
A journey for 26km from Shillong will reach you to the enchanting Mawphlang.
The name 'Scotland of the East' is apt for Shillong. Engulfed by the lush green hills, it is an unforgettable beauty. The PM Narendra Modi also visited the Elephant Falls on his tour in Shillong.
Mr. Modi at Elephant Falls
The Elephant Falls is one of the prominent attractions in Shillong. The Elephant Falls is a two-tier waterfall that cascades through the staircase rocks. Especially, during the monsoon season, it looks voluminous and lives up to its name.
Modi Chatting With the Folk Artists
Chatting over a cup of herbal tea, our PM had a gala time at the cultural programme organised in the heritage village. Meghalaya's culture is rich and colourful. While interacting with the folk artists, Mr Modi also tried his hand at 'Ka Bom', a traditional drum used by the Khasi Tribe.
A Group Photo After the Programme in Mawphlang
We can all see how our PM Modi's official visit was fun and exciting. In the 65th Plenary Session of the North Eastern Council, PM Modi also discussed about improving tourism in the North East India.
As travellers, we should not miss out on this sheer fun in exploring the charming North East India!