Religious in Shillong

The self-proclaimed Khasi cultural centre, Smit village hosts the five-day Nongkrem Festival featuring goat sacrifices and a slow-motion dance performed by women and men in full ethnic dress in front of the thatched bamboo ‘palace’ of the local syiem (traditional ruler). Smit is 13km south of Shillong, 4km off the Jowai road.