A sacred forest in Mawphlang village at a height of nearly 6000 feet above mean sea level is sprawling over an area of approximately 700 acres. Located at a distance of 25 Km from Shillong, Mawphlang forest houses sacred grooves preserved since time immemorial. These grooves have different form of plants, rhododendrons, orchids and butterflies. The sacred grooves are shielded by rims of Castanopsis Kuji trees, from intrusion of Khashi pine, thus facilitating formation of Nature’s own museum. The forests houses plethora of rare species of flora. Entry into the forest is not prohibited but restricted by localites to protect the sanctity and sacredness of the forest and the sacred grooves.