Don Bosco Museum, Mawlai, Shillong
20th December 2011:
Today is my 1st day in Shillong. In the morning walked down to the Food Hawkers in Police Point for breakfast. While talking to another tourist over breakfast he suggested I check-out the Coach Tours with Meghalaya Tourism counter near there. When I went there (9AM) all the tours for the day had already left. So I booked for Shillong City and Cherrapunjie for next 2 days; and for today the counter lady advised me take a taxi to the Don Bosco Museum, in Mawlai, as it takes 2-3 hours to see that fully and so is not covered in any of their Coach Tours.
I must say I was pretty zapped by the quality of DBM's exposition of the cultures of the 8 States of the Northeast. It was one of the best Museum that I have seen in India!
It is a 7 story building built around a hexagonal staircase with 16 galleries showcasing 8 states of NE. It has computer terminals in each gallery with access to detailed database linked to each exhibit and NE research material.