Mawlynnong Tourist Places : Discover the best places in the cleanest city of Asia

Mawlynnong Tourist Places : Discover the best places in the cleanest city of Asia
09 Jun, 2024

Mawlynnong is a small village located just 90 km from Shillong in the East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya. Mawlynnong village has some of the most picturesque natural beauty with lush green valleys, crystal clear water in the river, an abundance of flowering orchids hanging from the trees and extremely clean roads.

 

The village was declared as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 by Discovery India which is a travel magazine, certainly making Mawlynnong one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Indian state. Mawlynnong is a village where community-based ecotourism initiative in which the entire community made collective efforts in making and maintaining the cleanliness of the village.

 

Mawlynnong village also has a pleasant weather throughout the year and especially during monsoon, the village feels like heaven on earth. Other than its cleanliness, Mawlynnong is also famous for its living root bridges, tribal locals having a 100% literacy rate with exceptional women empowerment and offering warm hospitality to the visitors.


Bophill Falls


During your travel to Mawlynnong from Dawki, you will be pleased to witness an amazing wonder of natural beauty in the form of a waterfall which is known as Bophill falls. The water falls from height at a very incredible force which form a river in the Sylhet border area of Bangladesh which makes the water appears milky white in color. The place is so attractive, which one should not miss.


Umngot river/Dawki river


The umngot river is present in the way to Mawlynnong village from Shillong, which is known as the cleanest river in India. The water of the river is so clean and clear that the boats seem like floating on the river bed, which is a once in a lifetime experience and attracts tourists from all around the country. The boating charges in the river is around INR 600 for a 40-minute ride.

 

Umgrem Falls

 

The Umgrem falls is also known as Dawki falls which is another waterfall located near the border Road while travelling to Mawlynnong village which is considered as a hidden gem within the Meghalaya which is a top Mawlynnong tourist place.

 

Mawlynnong Waterfall

 

In Mawlynnong village there is another mid-size waterfall within the village itself which is considered as an amazing picnic spot for the tourists where they can enjoy a peaceful afternoon with the tingling sound of the waterfall in the background. This water fall is very common among the tourists and makes Mawlynnong tourist place.

 

Sky view

 

Well known as the Sky Walk is the place which is a popular attraction at Mawlynnong village made up of cane and bamboo which offers complete view of Indo Bangladesh border along with the village. A fee of INR 10/- will be charged per person to visit this 85 feet tower that offers a panoramic and picturesque view of the landscape, Indo Bangladesh border and local performing their daily activities.

 

Living root bridge and Riwai village

 

After enjoying the popular places in the Mawlynnong village one should visit Riwai village which is located just 2 Km away from Mawlynnong village. The village is famous for its beautiful trekking through the rainforests. However, the most attractive tourist destination in the village is the living root bridge, which is a small Bridge designed in the form of trees and made up of aerial roots of rubber trees for the purpose of crossing the river by the people.

 

Best Time to Visit Mawlynnong

 

Mawlynnong provides pleasant weather throughout the year and so tourists can visit the cleanest village in Asia at any time of the year. However the monsoon is considered the best time to visit the place as the village becomes lavishly green and picturesque which provides an unearthly feeling. If someone wants to indulge in the happenings of the village visit during September-November where a number of festivals are celebrated in the village.

 

Conclusion

 

Mawlynnong  well known as the cleanest village and has some of the most picturesque natural beauty with lush green valleys, crystal clear water in the river, an abundance of flowering orchids hanging from the trees and extremely clean roads which makes the Mawlynnong a must visit destination for the tourists. From visiting the water falls to cleanest river of India and lushly green surroundings, there is something for every traveler in this village. So, pack your bags, plan your tour, and move onto an unforgettable journey to Mawlynnong.

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