The God’s own garden, Mawlynnong is a village where Khasi Tribe of India has been living for years. The village is located in Meghalaya’s western region along the India-Bangladesh Border. It is famous for its cleanliness and alluring natural wonders. Also, this village has been awarded the title of ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in 2003 by Discover India Magazine.
The Khasi tribe follows a matriarchal structure of society. Even the property and wealth are passed from the mother to the youngest of her daughter, who also keeps the mother’s surname.
Where is this VILLAGE
It is located 80kms west from Shillong. Shared taxi is not possible to this village. You will have to hire a taxi from Shilong Taxi Stand to get there. Generally, they charge around INR 800.
When to GO
The weather in Mawlynnong is pleasant all through the year. The best time to visit Mawlynnong is the monsoon. During the rainy season, village and its surroundings become lush green and picturesque.
The Travelography’s TipsThe village is located in the wettest state in India. Don’t forget to carry rain court, extra undergarments, mosquito repellent and toilet papers. Do carry whatever you want to eat or drink because you won’t get any shop there.PS: Don’t expect fancy rooms.