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Balancing Rock in Mawlynnong: A natural wonder for science freaks

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-07

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Located at the distance of 2 kms from Mawlynnong village lies a Balancing Rock. Enclosed within a wired fence, the spot has two stones, a huge boulder resting on a smaller stone. The structure has remained like that for ages and no cyclone or storm has been able to disturb the formation. The place, which is surrounded by bamboo plantations, is called Nature's Balancing Rock. Locals call it as Maw Ryngkew Sharatia.

Surrounded by bamboo plantations, the place has many stories attached to it. According to the locals, this was the place where human sacrifices were made 1000 years back to appease the presiding deity of the area. However the guides say that this was actually an ancient shrine of the Khasi tribe that was no longer used after the advent of Christianity in Mawlynnong and Riwai.

The Balancing Rock is actually a huge boulder that stands at a peculiar angle on another rock. How the gigantic stone balances itself at such an odd angle remains a mystery.

Maw Ryngkew Sharatia is one of the few places in the country where balancing rock can be seen. A similar structure is Krishna's Butterball, which can be seen in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. a must see nature's wonder for science freaks. It can easily be reached by taxi from Mawlynnong Village or one even walk to this place. One may find a man sitting at the entrance of Balancing Rock playing music.

This place is recommendable for family and friends. Peace lovers will definitely like this place. Also science freaks may find it interesting.

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Entry Board at Balancing Rock of Mawlynnong

Entry Fees - INR 10 Per Head (Which is a good initiative of local governing party to assist villagers from tourism)

Timings – 06:00 AM - 05:00 PM (Open all days of week)




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