Shillong is better known as the 'Scotland of the East' and this piece of land is known for its offerings and age-old heritage and cultural influence. Visiting Meghalaya will remain incomplete without entering the capital city which connects a traveller with the other attractions of the state. The history of Shillong reveals that it was a small village between the mesmerizing hills of Khasi and Jaintia which becomes a popular vocational spot for Britishers during their rule over India. Later the small but organized town becomes the capital of Assam.
In the year 1972, after the division of two states namely Assam and Meghalaya, Dispur become the capital of Assam and Shillong becomes the capital of Meghalaya. The name Shillong means " the abode of clouds" which touches the soul of every travel enthusiasts with the scenic beauties and rich cultural significance. Shillong tour packages help a traveller to explore the hill station and discover the culture and people in a better sense. By attending the festivals and knowing more about the society and choices it becomes easy to unfold the facts about the age-old civilization.
The matrilineal society
Majority of the population in Shillong is dominated by the Khasi tribe those who follow Christianity though you can Bengalis and Nepalese inhabitants in Shillong. The matrilineal society in Shillong brings the wave of women empowerment many years back where the mother is the head of the family and the youngest daughter of the family inherits the family's assets. The children proudly inherit their mother's surname and you can find the engagement of women in businesses. It is easy to communicate with the people over there as they are fluent in speaking English and sharing the cultural offerings as well.
More about the Culture
The more you know about the culture of Shillong more you get surprised as the community holds a special social structure and maintain cleanliness in a serious note. Mawlynnong Village located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya is considered to be the cleanest village in Asia and the community inspire eco-tourism initiative and set the greatest example for the rest of the world. Both the dress and food of Shillong makes you feel delighted where the male wear 'Jymphong' and females are known for covering the body with several pieces of clothes with a crown of gold or silver. Rice, fish and meat are the staple food of the state where you can also enjoy rice-beer during the religious occasions.
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