The people of India have taken the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan very seriously. Honestly, now people are taking more precautions of cleanliness. Occasionally, everyone tends to take a break from his normal urban life, and want to go to a place with less pollution and far from the crowded life. We all need some change in our life. Our ancestors used to describe the beauty of the villages. These days, we could see that beauty in parks that are made artificially. Still, a place is free of pollution, where you can get fresh air, where the whole place is filled with greenery and full of colorful flowers, waterfalls, natural bridges. Yeah just like in animated movies. There is such a place and it’s in India. Mawlynnong, the cleanest village not only in India but also in entire Asia.
Mawlynnong: The Cleanest Village
The ‘God’s own garden’ Mawlynnong village, is located in East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, India. If you want to experience natural beauty, if want to spend at least a day in the mid of lush greenery, colorful flowers, and gurgling of waterfalls in the background, you must visit Mawlynnong.
The guest house you are given is purely made with bamboo. Especially in the monsoon, with an abundance of flowering orchids dangling from the trees and waterfalls paving the way to small streams, the Mawlynnong village looks stunningly beautiful.
There are also living root bridges in Mawlynnong, one of the major tourist attractions in Meghalaya. If you are planning to visit Meghalaya, do not miss living root bridges, one of the natural beauty, and a UNESCO heritage.
In Mawlynnong village, every person feels responsible to keep the village clean. You will see locals cleaning the roads, picking up leaves, and throwing in the garbage bins. See this aesthetically pleasing rubbish bin.
It was declared as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 and the cleanest in India in 2005 by Discover India magazine. More recently in 2015, Modi acknowledged Mawlynnong as the cleanest village in Meghalaya and a model for the rest of the county. You should visit Mawlynnong once in your life.