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THE DAVID SCOTT BRIDLE PATH

FROM MAWPHLANG TO LAD-MAWPHLANG CONNECTING MAWPHLANG AND SOHRA.

(16 KILOMETRES IN LENGTH).

A Historical Trail recognize by the United Nations as an Indigenous Community Conserve Area (ICCA)

Introduction: David Scott, a British Administrator was instrumental in building of the trail in 1827-1829, this trail is to lessen the distance and to escape the scourge heat of travelling from Assam to Sylhet through the plains of Assam. The trail, previously part of a network of foot and horse paths use d by indigenous Khasi crisscrossing the hills as well as more established trade routes, was also expanded to increase trade between Guwahati in Assam, Shillong and Sohra (Cherrapunji) in Meghalaya, and Sylhet in Bangladesh. When it was develop, the entire trail from Assam to Bangladesh covered 130 miles. This stretch of infamous Scott Trail or David Scott Bridle path between Mawphlang and Lad Mawphlang is roughly 16 kms long. This officer involved the Indian Rajput, Sikhs, and others to make the construction completed in time.

MAWPHLANG SACRED GROVE

KA LAW LYNGDOH MAWPHLANG

LOCATION: Mawphlang Sacred Grove Located at Mawphlang Village, covering an area of about 76.8 hectare. It is a Primordial Forest aged more than 700 years old standing aloft through the test of time conserved by local Khasi Community through social fencing. It is just 24 Km from Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya.

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