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Mawlongbna Traveller’s Nest
Mawlongbna Traveller’s Nest sits atop a hill, at a distance of 75 kms, nestled away into the Protected Community Forest, to give you the peace and quiet that you have travelled here. Mawlongbna is a keeper of many secrets and a birthplace of legends. We could never reveal all its secret lodged in its protected forest, plateaus, caves, rivers and streams.
Among the secrets that Mawlongbna houses, embedded in the rocks of a picturesque plateau, are fossils of sea-creatures that are remnants of an era when the entire area was covered by the expanse of the seas. A short walk to the west of the area where the fossils are found, takes you unsuspectingly into a land where legend and folklore come alive, along a snaking rivulet are the grounds of a fabled Animal market place – Ka Iew Luri Lura, where the rock formations resemble the footprints of animals. According to local legend, these “footprints” are a record of a meeting in time when animals could still talk and this was the site where they would have their weekly markets.
Another Tourist attraction of Mawlongna Village is the Umkhakoi river which is the water reservoir located further south of the fossil area and was created by the community by building a small dam that allowed water to be stored between massive boulders on each side for about half a kilometer. A variety of fish species are found here and it is a perfect place for a lazy day of fishing. However, with so much water available, we just had to put in a few recreational kayaks to give something extra to experience. It’s an idyllic place to spend time splashing away in the water and feeling alive.
Activities/Attractions for Guest:
Trekking, Kayaking, Camping, Animal Market Place - Ka Iew, Luri Lura, Fossil Park, etc.
Local Contact Person: Shri. T. S. Kharnaior, Chairman
Contact Number +91-9615170025
Address: Mawlyngbna Traveller’s Nest, Lawbah, Mawsynram, East Khasi Hills
Distance: 75 kms