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Fairs and Festivals in Meghalaya

Meghalaya is also known as the 'Abode of the Clouds'. Since it is located high above the mountains and is covered by clouds, the name Meghalaya is an apt one. Meghalaya consists of numerous fairs and festivals all around the year. It is one of the most beautiful tourist places in the Northeast, culturally rich. You can get glimpses of the diverse heritage of the region by attending festivals of the region with our Meghalaya tour packages.

Meghalaya is that dream child of God; hemmed with blue mountain ranges, white peaks, and golden sunrays, Meghalaya had perhaps been the dwelling place of the Gods and Goddesses. This state constitutes mainly of the tribal population who have inhabited the region from time immemorial. So, this place is replete with numerous ceremonies and traditional fiestas and is just the right place for pilgrimage!

Description of the Fairs and Festivals in Meghalaya:

The important festival among the Garos is the Wangala Festival which is the harvest fête held in honor of the Sun God, also known as Salijong. The grand fiesta marks the end of a long period of labor when good days finally come, and it is said that every cloud has a silver lining, so the farmers enjoy their bright silvery days with dance, music, and entertainment.

Another festival known as the Nongkrem is a unique one. It is celebrated among the Khasis, and it is just a secular carnival marked with ballet and songs.

Behdienkhlam is an important religious fiesta that includes young people beating drums all over the village. The end of the festival is marked by fighting between undressed men with swords and is followed by a horse play.


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List of Fair and Festivals in Meghalaya


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Shillong, Meghalaya

Autumn Festival is a well-known festival in India. This festival is one of those that mark the onset of a season. It is mainly celebrated in... read more»


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Meghalaya

Meghalaya is mainly inhabited by the tribal people and they worship elements of nature as Gods and Goddesses like most tribal people.... read more»


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Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

In Khasi Hills, you shall come across the magnificent fiestas celebrated with tremendous pomp and grandeur. It is a grand carnival that... read more»



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