Khasi Monoliths, Meghalaya

In the verdant hills of Meghalaya, where the clouds embrace the land, an ancient narrative comes to life – the saga of Khasi Monoliths. These imposing stone formations spread throughout the terrain and serve as quiet observers of the area's diverse history and cultural fabric. Join us on an expedition through time and stone as we reveal the allure of the Khasi Monoliths in Meghalaya.

A Legacy Etched in Stone

Scattered across the verdant tapestry of Meghalaya, particularly in the Jaintia Hills, stand these enigmatic stone giants. Known as the Khasi Monoliths, they are more than just captivating geological formations. These imposing menhirs (upright stones) and dolmens (flat stones) are silent sentinels guarding the secrets of a bygone era. The Khasi Monoliths' history is a testament to the rich cultural heritage of the Khasi people, a matrilineal society with deep reverence for their ancestors. These monoliths were erected as memorials for deceased kings, warriors, and revered elders. Each stone, weathered by time and adorned with cryptic symbols, speaks a silent language of sacrifice, valour, and the enduring spirit of a community. Wander through the garden of monoliths in Nartiang, the largest collection in Meghalaya.

Flat slab and upright stone in a forest
Stones concentrated in a grass area

Monoliths of Nartiang

No exploration of the Khasi Monoliths is complete without a visit to Nartiang. This sprawling complex boasts the densest concentration of these enigmatic stones, creating an almost mystical atmosphere. Imagine walking amidst a silent forest of menhirs, each one taller than the next, their surfaces etched with cryptic symbols and weathered by the caress of time. The tallest monolith, a staggering 8 meters high, stands as a silent guardian. If you visit the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, you can see so many of these stones; all hail the Khasi tribe and their customs.

Beyond the Stones

But the magic of Khasi monoliths Meghalaya extends far beyond the monoliths. Cherrapunji, where these silent giants hold court, is a land of cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys, and skies that paint themselves with rainbows. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Nohkalikai Falls, India's tallest plunge waterfall, or trek through the verdant Khasi Hills, breathing in the crisp mountain air.

view of a waterfall amidst the greenery of a hill
a guest in our pool - Polo Orchid Resort, Cherrapunji

Your Comfort, Your Way: Polo Orchid Resort's

At Polo Orchid Resort, we strive to offer more than mere accommodation - we provide an immersive encounter. Our capacious and well-appointed rooms, adorned with contemporary amenities, ensure a seamless fusion of comfort and rural allure. Take a plunge into the pool, relish local delicacies at our restaurant, and allow the tranquil ambience of Cherrapunji to envelop you.

Polo Orchid Resort, Cherrapunji is more than a place to lodge; it's an entrance to a historical realm. Join us, explore the enchantment of the Khasi monoliths, and let Cherrapunji cast its spell upon your spirit.

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