23

Dec
2018

Mawlynnong

Posted By : Panchoi/ 585

This ‘God’s own garden’ has acclaimed itself as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 with its cleanliness and community-based ecotourism and attracts thousands of people. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a trek to the living-root-bridge at a neighbouring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. The village is located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. The village is quite pretty, especially in the monsoons when there is lush greenery all around, with waterfalls paving the way to small streams and abundance of flowering orchids dangling from the trees and hedges add to the beauty of the village. Cleanliness is an age-old tradition and a way of life for all villagers. The village also offers magnificent view of Bangladesh plains as it is located on the Indo-Bangla border. Surprisingly, the village has hundred percent literacy and most of the villagers are conversant with the English language. The village offers a number of small tea shops, where you can relish a hot of cup of tea with some snacks.