Maplepine – Shillong Homestay
- Type : Farm stay
- Meghalaya / Shillong hotel
Contact :Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: +91 98560 41205
Maple Pine Farm is a small family operated homestay, situated only 27kms from Shillong, near Mawphlang Sacred Forest. This is on the Shillong – Mawsynram via Mawpdai – Balat –Ranikor Road.
This Shillong homestay have 4 wooden, insulated cottages/cabins with attached toilets, camping facilities, common shower with solar water heater, large dining and visiting area. The property is surrounded by agricultural land and bordered by two streams.
The price ranges from Rs.1000 to Rs.1600 per night.
Rooms 4 rooms
This Shillong homestay has 4 wooden, insulated cottages/cabins with attached toilets, camping facilities, common shower with solar water heater, large dining and visiting area. The self-contained property is located in a valley, on a tract of land with streams on both sides and surrounded by farms. It is self-contained as in they produce their own electricity through solar panels and wind turbines.
Food Indian, Continental and Local cuisine
All meals are made by the hostess and needs to be requested in advance.
Hosts Valariena and Murray Perry
Maplepine Farms is a small family run homestay. The hosts, Valariena Perry Syiemlieh, is a Khasi married to James Murray Perry, a Canadian who just so happened to be born in Shillong, Meghalaya. Their philosophy is to enhance and promote the cultural diversity of North-East India in a culturally and environmentally friendly manner.
Suggested Activity #1 Mawphlang Sacred Forest
A nice short introduction for those who are going on to Cherrapunjee, Mawsynram or other places. A trained guide will accompany you from Mawphlang Sacred Forest Gate, giving you a brief Introduction to Mawphlang Sacred Forest; its history, some folklores surrounding it, interesting antidotes and stories as well as a walk to some of the historical sites for village meetings and religious ceremonies of the Indigenous Khasi Religion.
Suggested Activity #2 Trekking David Scott Trail
David Scott trail is a portion of a Horse trail that was built during the British Time. It makes a nice day outing. Recommended for persons who are reasonably fit. Mawphlang to Lad Mawphlang (which is on the Shillong Cherrapunjee Road) is 14 Kms. One can do the trail either way by starting in Mawphlang and ending at Lad Mawphlang or starting at lad Mawphlang and ending at Mawphlang. You will need a vehicle to drop you and pick you up.
Suggested Activity #3 Explore Living Root Bridges
Venture out by jeep to see the diverse landscape of the Khasi Hills. Stay with local families along the way and explore the amazing living root bridges that connect the villages and intertwine over the river systems. This is truly an incredible experience to see how the local people used natural world to sustain their lifestyles.