Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

If we are searching for some offbeat place in India then our hunt can be end up visiting Meghalaya in India . Meghalaya, also known as the “abode of clouds”, is worth visiting for several reasons. Its home to some of the most fascinating waterfalls, mysterious caves, amazing wildlife, along with a diverse flora and a unique tribal culture. Let me draw your attention towards a place called Mawlynnong village in East Hills district of Meghalaya.

Mawlynnong Village, Meghalaya

A Village which is well known for its cleanliness & Natural beauty ,has been  awarded ” The most prestigious tag of Cleanest Village of Asia In the year 2003 by Discover India Magazine. It has marked around the total of nearly 500 People In the year 2015.

The cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong is mainly inhabited by Khasi tribe, the famous tribe which has left behind the patriarchal rule of the society. In here, the children of the family get their mother’s surname, and the wealth is passed down from the mother to the youngest daughter of the family.

Mawlynnong proves that women empowerment and 100 percent literacy rate, both are achievable. Extending warm hospitality to their guests also happens to be one of the most well-known qualities of the natives of Mawlynnong.

The most eminent feature here is its Sanitation System &waste management. The waste is collected in dustbins made of Bamboo, directed to a Pit and then used as a manure.
Cleanliness is a way of life in Mawlynnong Village! All houses here have functional toilets since 2007, there are bamboo dustbins all over the village, even the dry leaves fallen from the trees go straight into the dustbin, plastic bags are banned, and smoking is prohibited. The rules are strictly followed and the defaulters are charged heavily.There is  much more to be learned from Mawlynnong Village.


The Living Root Bridges in Mawlynnong have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hanging on a river, the bridges are made by connecting the aerial roots of one massive rubber tree with another.

How To Reach –

  • Nearest Airport Is Shillong Airport Road, Umroi, Meghalaya.It is103.7 km from Shillong Airport.
  • Nearest International Airport Is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (191.8 km) via NH6 and NH206 )
  • Nearest Railway Station Is Guwahati Railway Station. ((169.7 km) via NH6 and NH206 )
  • Regular Taxi Services Are Also Available From Guwahati To Shillong And Shillong To Mawlynnong Village

Languages spoken here

  • Khasi.
  • Other Languages are Hindi And English.

Local Food- 🍲 ( Prepared from organic produce, the local dishes of Mawlynnong are lip-smacking )

The best part about the food you eat in Mawlynnong is that all of it is prepared using organically grown vegetables. Even the meat comes from in-house bred birds and animal.There is a wide variety to vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to savor; pick from pork tossed in bell peppers and greens, freshly-cut and smoked banana-flower, Jadoh – a meat and rice based delight), and Tungrymbai – a sumptuous mesh of fermented soybeans, bamboo leaves, and local spices.

Places To Visit Near Mawlynnong Village –

Seven Sisters Fall,Nohkalikai Fall, Kynrem Fall, was kea falls , Maswami Cave, Cherrapunjee , Elephant Falls.


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