An Insight into the Lakadong Turmeric Experience
Mulieh village, located about 30 kilometres from Jowai is popularly known for its production of Lakadong turmeric, an important turmeric species endemic to the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. With its curcumin content exceeding seven of these types of turmeric, it provides you with many health benefits. It helps fight cancer, and cough, reduces gastric juice and also provides you with many skin benefits. En route to Mulieh village, one can also learn the tradition and the process of production of Lakadong turmeric with a hands-on experience on how it is cultivated.
Duration of the experience: 2 days and 1 night.
Location: Mulieh Village, Jaintia Hills District.
Distance from Guwahati Airport: 5 hr 20 min (199.4 km)
Distance from Shillong Airport: 2 hr 42 min (91.9 km)
Experience Package Price:
Per day -INR 2,000/-.
Overnight -INR 2,000-5,000/-.
- Hands-on experience in the process of production.
- Witness the beautiful scenery of landscapes.
- Learn about the tradition and culture of the village.
- Experience local delicacies.
- Bon fire lit camping.
- Farming experience
- Sowing time – April
- Harvesting time – last week of December
- Processing experience – the whole year
- Motorable roads
- Good network
- Experienced Tour guide.
Hosted in which language: English / Khasi
Best months(s) to visit: September to May
Pick up: Shillong airport
Distance from Shillong Airport: 2 hr 57 min (91.7 km)
Distance from Guwahati Airport: 5 hr 49 min (196.4 km)
Name: East Side Inn
Price (per night): ranges from INR 2,000-3,000/-.
Number of guests: Maximum 10 persons
Does the package include food and beverages: No
Name of the host: Trinity Saioo
Know your host: Kong Trinity Saioo, is a well-known Lakadong turmeric producer who has been awarded the ‘Padma Shri’ for her leadership in turmeric farming. She is also an entrepreneur from Mulieh village, West Jaintia Hills District and a school teacher by profession. She has extensive knowledge about Lakadong Turmeric and has also helped inform nearby villages and communities about the various turmeric cultivation schemes.
Contact number and email of Host:
Phone no: +919383225326