Meghalaya Tourism
khasi dance

The annual Nongkrem Dance is held at Smit every autumn and is asssociated with goat sacrifice. It is the most important festival of the Khyrim State.

garo dance

The Wangala is a Garo post-harvest festival that marks the end of the agricultural year. It is an act of thanksgiving to the sun god of fertility, known as Misi-A-Gilpa-Saljong-Galapa. A nagara (a special drum used for calling the people on solemn occasions) is beaten.


One of Meghalaya's most colourful religious festivals, Behdeinkhlam, is celebrated for three days during July at Jowai. The word literally means 'driving away of evil (plague) by wooden sticks'.

guitar ensemble shillong

There are various festivals throughout the year, but Shillong comes alive in the month of October-November during the annual autumn festival.