I read one travel quote which says “The cure for boredom is curiosity”. Yes, travelling has made me so curious that I always look for some new places to visit every time. My goal is not to visit the highly popular destination but those destinations which are less explored. My curiosity made me found Asia’s cleanest village – Mawlynnong. My temptation increased even more when I read that it’s in my own country - India. I definitely felt proud as where everyone is busy criticizing the country situation; we have those people also who are working hard to keep the title of Asia’s cleanest village. Meghalaya – Jewel of North- East states, which was always in my bucket list, however when I read that Mawlynnong is a part of Meghalaya then one trip had to happen to this beautiful paradise.
Mawlynnong which is easily accessible from Shilong town as it’s located at the distance of 100 Km from Shilong. Hiring a private vehicle is the only option to reach Mawlynnong as the buses are merely available. There is one bus which goes from Shilong to Dawki which is closer to Mawlynnong say at the distance of 17 Km. However the bus runs only if there are more than 15 passengers otherwise it will not move if there are not sufficient passengers. Luckily, I had got a roommate in my guesthouse so we decided to shell out the expenses to travel together till Mawlynnong. I was completely enraptured by Meghalaya’s beautiful weather. The whole route from Shilong to Mawlynnong is purely euphoric as it’s fully encompassed by green meadows, mountains & waterfalls. On the way, it started drizzling; later on it started raining heavily. No one can predict weather situations in Meghalaya as it can change drastically in every 5-10 minutes.