#RainLandStories – Colorful cart of fruits / Markets of the Meghalaya

Nagatinga/Sophie, Cheerapunji, Meghalaya


The magic of market at Cherrapunji is something to be experienced. Its a good place to not only buy and sell the produce of the villages but also a socialising event that the villagers follow. There are two types of markets – lewbah (big market) and lewrit (small market). Lewbah is held once in eight days and if it falls on a sunday its pushed to the preceding saturday. The lewrit is helod on teh 4th day from lewbah. The fruit you find above is called sop-hie or nagatinga (hope the spellings are correct ?) which is a fruit predominantly from the north east mountain region.

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