In the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, lies a small but very well - known village of Mawlynnong. The reason why the village is well known not only across the country but also worldwide is that - it is the cleanest village of Asia.
Located 90Kms away from Shillong, it is an eco-tourism based village. The community of the village has made a continual and collective effort in keeping the village clean and hygienic.
The village is a picture-perfect destination and also offers a trek to nearby village Riwai where you can find the living root bridge. The natural balancing rock is more of a strange but unique phenomenon which can be seen in this village.
Best Time to Visit :
The best time to visit is all year round - recommended season by many travellers is monsoon. As the rains make the place lusher and greener for that perfect picture.
You can also visit in the month of July, which is the festive season, Behdienkhlam - the harvest month festival celebrated by the regional tribals. Garo Tribe celebrates Wangala in the month of September - which is yet another good month for visiting. And finally, the most important festival to the Khasi tribe - Nongkrem Dance Festival, is celebrated in the month of October or November & it lasts for 5 days.
3 TOP Reasons to Visit Mawlynnong:
Cleanliness & Hygiene