Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village

Tripoto
18th Jun 2014
Photo of Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village by Nancy Nance
Photo of Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village by Nancy Nance

Living Root Bridge

Photo of Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village by Nancy Nance

Balancing Rock

Photo of Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village by Nancy Nance

Tree house

Photo of Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village by Nancy Nance
Photo of Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village by Nancy Nance

Guest House

Photo of Mawlynnong: Asia's Cleanest Village by Nancy Nance

Located in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state of India, Mawlynnong village is a community based eco-tourism initiative which was accorded 'the cleanest village of Asia' status in 2003. Mawlynnong is 90 km away from Shillong and very near to the the India-Bangladesh border. The village is 100 years old and a home to almost 90  houses. The village is known for its cleanliness. The residents make sure that the waste is not thrown away on the roads. They even have bamboo dustbins to collect the waste and use it as manure later. 

Apart from being the cleanest village, it is also a pretty village where the streets are bordered with thatched khasi huts and the gardens are full of colorful flowers. The village offers many tourist attractions like living root tree and boulder balancing rock on another rock.

P.S. There are no hotels in the village but guest houses which can be booked for stay. They have needful amenities. 

The 'Balancing Rock' is a tourist attraction of the village. Tourist come here to click pictures as it's a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.
Photo of Balancing Rock by Nancy Nance
The living root bridges are a sight to behold. One has to trek for 2-3 hours to see these bridges. Khasi tribe people have been trained to grow these living roots and these roots have been intertwined by each generation.
Photo of Living Root Bridge, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India by Nancy Nance
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www.mawlynnong.org our village official website i work as a tours guide. please visit my facebook account and page for more detail about meghalaya. mobile no +918258948794
Sat 05 07 16, 00:57 · Reply · Report
as a local boy of mawlynnong i accept and appreciated your articles. in mawlynnong we had only Guest house and Homestay. mawlynnong a rural tour. please visit my page Mawlynnong Cleanest village in Asia and Meghalaya tours and travels.
Sat 05 07 16, 00:53 · Reply · Report
I like your pictures of Mawlynnong and I love the serenity of the place described in your article. It's places like these where I prefer to holiday, being an old soul.
Sun 01 10 16, 18:57 · Reply · Report
I have heard that the food of Meghalaya is not good at all. Do you think this is true? Will I be actually starved if I am visiting maylynnong? On top of that I am a vegetarian. Do you think I should plan for Meghalaya or especially this lovely village you have spoken of?
Sun 01 10 16, 18:07 · Reply · Report
Can one walk across this Mawlynnong living root bridge or is it just a tourist attraction to be admired and photographed? A beautiful work of nature nonetheless.
Sun 01 10 16, 11:25 · Reply · Report
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