Meghalaya’s Kongthong known as whistling village


Tucked in the hills of East Khasi is the village of Kongthong in Meghalaya. It isn’t just the picturesque views that make this village a favourite with tourists but is also popular for its unique tradition.  A tune for a name? If you are in Kongthong, this is how the residents greet each other.Upon the birth of a child, every mother gives her kid a unique identity by calling him a tune instead of a name. This very unusual characteristic has popularized Kongthong as whistling village of Meghalaya. Interestingly, this village found itself in the race to win United Nations World Tourism Organization ‘Best Tourism Village’ tag.

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