Madina Glass Mosque
Have you ever been to Laban? Laban, the name of a tiny place atop the Meghalaya capital city throb with the tourist footfalls in season and out of season. The focus here is Madina Mosque. Come to Laban and catch a glimpse of the Mosque just beside the historic garrison ground.
Herein you can spot the wonderful 120 feet high glass mosque, first of the kind in the country. The unique feature that strikes the attention of the mosque: it opens for women to participate in the prayers beside the clam Umshyrpi stream. Other features that beckon the tourists include a library and an orphanage home.
Tourists throng the mosque premises to get mesmerized by its an architectural marvel. It took one and a half years to complete the structure which is comparable to the Blue Mosque. Just come to the Idgah complex in Laban and see the real beauty of the green mosque.
Tourists who throng here can’t resist the temptations of striking benefits from the library which is treasure house of knowledge of the Islamism. The rarest of rare moment is a serene view of the Idgah beside the mosque on the occasion of the eid. But the, donors, mostly, are said to be Hindus who wanted the Rs.2 crore mosque to be built in the Meghalaya capital city.
Tourists, mostly, take delight in the gardening near the Idgah where varieties of flower keep blooming beautifully apart from cardamom, cinnamon and clove. There is dearth of straight roads leading to Laban in the capital city where the country’s beautiful blue mosque houses much to the delight of the people of all castes, creeds and religions. Pick up a taxi and make the joyride more breath taking. Don’t miss the serene view of the complete Shillong.
Nearest Airhead :Helicopter, Guwahati to Shillong
Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati,176 Kms
National Highway: NH17/NH37 and NH 51
Shillong police Bazaar to Madina mosque Laban 15 min (5.1 km) via MDR32