Experience

Laitmawsiang ‘Mushroom’ Experience

Laitmawsiang Mushrooms

In the village 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, right from learning about the process of 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 spots around the area.

Accessibility

Distance from Shillong Airport: 74.1 km (2 hours and 31 minutes).
Distance from Guwahati Airport: 158.2 km (5 hours 6 minutes).

Experience Package Price (per day):  INR 2,000/- per person.

Duration of the experience: Day visit from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Activities

  • Hands-on experience in the process of mushroom cultivation.
  • Purchasing mushrooms at the cultivation spot.
  • Also, 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.

Amenities/Facilities available:

  • 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
Email: kerlangkhonglam@gmail.com