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The Sacred Village of Laitiam

The Sacred Village of Laitiam

Laitiaim is a village that is not only rich in culture and history but also offers a wide range of activities and beautiful vistas. In this village, a sacred grove with a long history and a variety of legends about the local gods and plants is located within it. A living root bridge connects Laitiam to Sohbar which served as a means of transportation for the villagers in the past. There are various sites in the village used for religious activities, which are rather fascinating to learn about because the village has its own distinctive religious customs.

Apart from this, the community also supplies cane to neighbouring communities for use in the production of furniture and handicrafts. Due to this, a small number of the villagers are also engaged in handicraft production and are fairly adept at using traditional methods to create these products.

Location: Laitiam, East Khasi Hills.
Nearest town: Shella Bolagunj.

Distance: 3 hr 8 min (89.3 km) From Shillong Airport
5 hr 44 min (173.5 km) From Guwahati Airport.

Duration of the experience: 1 day, 1 night.

Experience Package Price (per day): starting at INR 2,000/- per head or based on a customised itinerary.


  • Visit the sacred grove in the village.
  • Cross the Living Root Bridge, which connects to Sohbar.
  • Learn about the rich history and culture of the area.
  • Viewing of the beautiful vistas and sceneries.
  • Trying out the local cuisine.

Amenities/Facilities available:

  • Motorable roads
  • Good mobile network
  • Public washrooms and toilets

Number of guests: 10 people.
Hosted in which language: English and Khasi.
Best months(s) to visit:  Winter months of October to January.

What is included:

  • An experienced tour guide
  • Food and snacks
  • Accommodation for guests

Name: Laitiam homestay.

Price (per night): Staring at INR 1,000/-

Does the package include food and beverages: No,
but arrangements for outside food and beverages can be made according to the visitor’s request.

Name of the host: Terrence R Syiemiong

Know your host: Terrence. R. Syeimiong is a native resident of Laitiam village in Meghalaya’s East Khasi Hills District and is one of the key community leaders in charge of several tourism-related activities there. He is a dedicated worker who serves as a knowledgeable tour guide for tourists and visitors, in addition to being involved in the preservation of the culture and traditions of the region.

Contact with the Host :
Phone No. : +91 8837495781