Mawlynnong is a scenic village surrounded by green trees and vivid colorful flowers. It is located at a distance of 90 kms. from Shillong bordering Bangladesh. When you enter the village the throbbing sound of crickets and other insects greet you. Mawlynnong is widely regarded as the cleanest village in Asia. It is a community centered village. Khasi people are very neat and clean by nature. They take very special care for the cleanliness of their home and surrounding environment. Mawlynnong has over 80 houses, villagers basically do farming and cultivating broomsticks.
The road to Mawlynnong is narrow and green on both sides. There are beautiful gardens in all the houses with varieties of flowers. In front of every house and shop, there are beautiful handmade bamboo baskets kept as dustbins.
Some interesting bamboo platforms and bridges are also available here. Take glimps of nearby villages and Bangladesh plains from the Sky walk, a 85 feet tall Bamboo structure which offer a surreal experience looking down at treetops.
Mawlynnong houses a very beautiful and sophisticated guest house which is made completely with bamboo. It has two tiny bedrooms, a living room, a verandah and a machan which is connected to the verandah with long bamboo poles and jute. One can find immense pleasure while sitting in the guest house and enjoy the green surrounding nearby.
Trekking to the age old living root bridge which is also located nearby is a marvellous experience The roots of the Rubber tree have been intertwined by each generation to form a pathway across a stream . You can also trek down to the natural pools and tingling waterfalls located nearby. There's a small church located in a corner of the village. You can opt to visit that church too.
Various vegetarian and non- vegetarian foods are available at nearby coffee house. Delectable simple food like fish and chicken combined with warm tea is completely rejuvenating.
Mawlynnong, located about 90 km from Shillong and 92 kms from Cherrapunjee.
One can hire a cab or taxi from Shillong to reach Mawlynnong .
The nearest airport is Shillong. From airport you can hire a taxi or cab to reach Mawlynnong. Taxi service is also available to Khasi Hills Sumo stand at Bara Bazaar market. From their shared sumo is available till Mawlynnong which takes two hour drive to reach Mawlynnong.
1. In Mawlynnong village, Guest Houses are available for night stay. There is an exclusive guest house made from Bamboo is also available at Mawlynnong.
2. Home stays also available at Mawlynnong Village. It takes around Rs.1300 – Rs.1500 for one night stay.