The Garo Meghalaya Region


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Garo is a majestic region. The land’s beauty and abundance of wildlife draw tourists from around the world.

Each village has a center for music and performance, which are both integral in Garo life. The Garo people are mainly farmers, growing crops such as cashews, sugarcane and mustard. They work primitively without any machinery or animals. Each November after the harvest comes the high point of their year: Wangala, a huge festival thanking the “sun god,” whom they consider their provider. People dress in elaborate clothing and celebrate with dancing, music and toddy, homemade rice beer.

Most people in the Garo Region follow the religion of their ancestors, including spirit and animal worship.

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A Garo man and his son take a break from their labors.

A Garo man and his son take a break from their labors.

Beautiful and abundant wildlife draws many tourists to the Garo Region.

Beautiful and abundant wildlife draws many tourists to the Garo Region.

Garo tribals do all of their work by hand.

Garo tribals do all of their work by hand.

 

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