Around 90 km from Shillong, in the East Khasi hills there is a magical paradise – Mawlynnong – a small village that won the status of being the cleanest village (2003), not just in India, but in Asia. This was the main reason Meghalaya made it to my list. If you are curious to know about this unique village, read on!
The Mawlynnong village is filled with lush green plantations all around, where waterfalls are pave their way to small streams and orchids dangle from trees and hedges that adds to the scenic beauty of this village. In spite of human habitation, the nook and corners of the place only provide the essence of nature and cleanliness. The onus to keep the village clean lies with every person residing in the village. Bamboo garbage bins adorn every nook and corner of the village highlight the consciousness of cleanliness among the villagers. Cleanliness is an age old tradition and a way of life for all villagers.