Konthong Village, Meghalaya
Konthong has been recognized as Best Tourism Village 2023 in Bronze category.
Konthong village unlike any other, is a place where the very essence of identity is woven into the delicate threads of melody. Kongthong the Whistling Village, where names are not spoken but sung, where each newborn's arrival is celebrated with a unique tune known as "Jingrwai Iawbei," a living symphony echoing through the ages.
In this enchanting village, where tradition dances hand in hand with nature, cultural tourism takes centre stage. The annual Shad Puja, a religious dance invoking prosperity, beckons travellers to partake in the village's rich heritage.
Kongthong is not just a sanctuary for tradition and natural beauty; it's a cradle of innovation. Initiatives such as waste segregation, solar street lighting, and organic bee farming harmonize with the villagers' commitment to preserve their unique way of life.
This village, with dreams of reaching for UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, proves that cultural preservation and sustainable development can thrive together.