Mawlynnong Nongrai Homestay : Mawlynnong, Meghalayahttps://www.instagram.com/p/B1oT2BdHFsc/?igshid=1joqeetd65ko6When travelling meant not just doing touristy stuff but being associated with them, being like one of them. I have travelled to so many places in India but Meghalaya is something I would rather call as “explored”. Our host in Mawlynnong, who offered me this local traditional dupatta on just one mention of “This looks so nice, Teach me how to wear”. Such love is rare. I wish she’d be able to see it here???? We booked this beautiful home stay in Meghalaya through airbnb and it’s worth a visit. There is a reason behind why I call it beautiful and that is what the story depicts: Being beautiful doesn’t mean how pretty or dull, big or small, rich or poor you are! It’s about how much you care and respect someone when they trust you. This homestay made me feel like I am part of the the local Khasi community. The host served us with so much love and care. Sometimes a tiny behavioural change makes so much difference ☺️#storyteller #storytelling #storytellingphotography #travelblogger #airbnbhost #meghalaya #mawlynnong #cleanestvillageinasia #northeasttrip #blogger #bloggersofinstagram #bloggersofbangalore #bangalorebloggers #airbnbexperiences
Our next spot was Mawlynnong village, which is the cleanest village in Asia. We reached there by around 11:30 am. The village is very clean and pretty. We took a small walk through the streets between the thatched Khasi huts and colourful flower gardens. There are many restaurants and homestays available there. Since we had very little time, we had our lunch and headed to our next spot, the Dawki river. But before Dawki, we thought of visiting the India-Bangladesh border. There was too much rush between Dawki and the border because of heavy trucks from and to Bangladesh. But the place did not look like an international border. If there was no BSF outpost, we would not have realised that the people standing a few feet away from us were Bangladeshis. There were no border fencing nor security personals. It's a friendly border.
Next place was Mawlynong - Asia's cleanest village, the walk through village was an amazing view, many flowers and plants all around the village, very very clean, maintained very well. I had my lunch here khasi Food.Next just stopped by Balancing rock, a big rock balanced on a smaller rock.
Mawylynnog is a well planned village with simple lifestyle, was awarded as cleanest village in 2003. Recently it has started attracting tourist which has given employment opportunities to the villagers but still it has maintained its simplicity.