In the village of Laitmawsiang, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya there is an area where mushrooms are grown and cultivated. Over here are a number of activities for anyone interested in indulging in this experience, from learning about mushroom cultivation to how they are cooked. One can also buy these mushrooms or visit different tourist spots, including the Garden of Caves Park and a heart-shaped stone site nearby or view other scenic locations around the area.
Laitmawsiang ‘Mushroom’ Experience
Distance from Shillong Airport: 74.1 km (2 hours and 31 minutes).
Distance from Guwahati Airport: 158.2 km (5 hours 6 minutes).
Laitmawsiang Village, East Khasi Hills District.
Experience Package Price (per day): INR 2,000/- per person.
Duration of the experience: Day visit from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
- Hands-on experience in the process of mushroom cultivation.
- Purchasing mushrooms at the cultivation spot.
- Experience the traditional way of cooking the mushrooms.
- Visit the park Garden of Caves.
- Visit heart shape stone site.
- Sightseeing of tourist spots nearby.
- Swimming in nearby natural pools.
- Washrooms and toilets.
- Motorable roads.
- Good Mobile Network.
Number of guests that can be hosted at one time: A maximum of 10 people.
Hosted in which language: English and Khasi.
Best months(s) to visit: April to November.
What is included:
- An experienced tour guide
- Food and snacks
- Accommodation for guests
Name: IBASA Homestay
Price (per night): INR 2,000/-
Does the package include food and beverages: Yes,
You may order local food from the homestay.
Name of the host: Kerlang Khonglam
Know your host: Kerlang Khonglam is a local entrepreneur and environmental enthusiast who hails from Ladmawsiang. He runs a food processing unit at Sohrahrim and a homestay for tourists in the Laitmawsiang area and has a hand in many other projects. He also has a Master’s in Science with a specialisation in Environmental Science. He has worked as a Research Fellow for the Conservation of Threatened Plants in the Indian Himalayan Region. Apart from this, he is also involved in tourism as a tour guide, caretaker, and tour operator.
Contact with the Host :
Phone No. : +91 8259846278