Finally, the village. The village has separate entry, exit way and even charge your vehicle entry fee. The narrow path expands to a circular plaza surrounded by small restaurants and shopping kiosks. If you happen to enter the village in midday you would hardly believe it as a village in first place. It looks more like a tourist pit stop. It will be filled with enthusiast tourists and their cab.
The village has neatly planted floras, perfectly paved streets (Tar roads) spread across the circular plaza is pleasing. You could walk along the limited streets in maximum of 30 minutes to admire local huts which, invariably, has small shops built in front, well-tended gardens and its varieties of flowers, bamboo baskets to collect garbage and their overall cleanliness discipline.
There is a watch tower built by local tribe in bamboo serves as view point overlooking Bangladesh landscape. It is a private property, owner charges minimum fare to climb the 85 feet bamboo tower.
This is the common day detour of tourist coming for a day trip and a local meal. The small restaurants offer limited varieties of food. Excited tourist will be content, for the fact, visiting the Asia's cleanest village in short span of time. The time taken to reach the village (in narrow, single lane) would be irksome if not for living root bridge.
A Night in Mawlynnong
Mawlynnong cease to be a village in day (my view) and serve as a modern, commercial picnic spot. The village is left with no choice but to tend the admired tourists and smartly make income. As the village performing the role impelled on it, the same transpires to its natural state every night - village.
Most of Mawlynnong tourist are day guests, but it also enjoys limited guests stays overnight. The village, first of all, itself enjoys adopting it's true nature and, secondly, presents few overnight patrons its natural self after sending off its day customers.