Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. This little village is found 90 km from Shillong, along the India-Bangladesh border. Mawlynnong is known for its cleanliness. The travel magazine, Discover India acknowledged the village as the cleanest in Asia in 2003, and the cleanest in India in 2005.
Mawlynnong is renowned for its matrilineal society and in addition having been named Asia’s cleanest village. As is the convention of the Khasi individuals, in Mawlynnong property and riches are gone from the mother to the most youthful of her girls, who additionally keeps the mother’s surname. The society is matrilineal making ladies financially capable. The Khasi tribal occupants are known not admirers of nature. The principle control of the villagers is agribusiness. They for the most part develop betel nut.
Mawlynnong is more than hundred years of age. Keeping the encompassing environment clean is an age old custom. Neighborhood occupants here develop diverse blossoms around their homes to supplement the magnificence of their little houses. A dustbin made out of bamboo is discovered up and down in the village. Everybody makes it a point that earth and wastes are not tossed all over the place. All the waste from the dustbin is gathered and kept in a pit, which the villagers use as compost.
Just outside the village on the passing stream is arranged the stunning living roots bridge which stands up for the resourcefulness of the general population. It is more than 200 years of age and was built by tying the foundations of two banyan trees and moving them to get snared so as to make an entry over the stream. The Sky-perspective tower on the eastern side of the town is a tall structure based on the backing of a tree with bamboos and gives a great perspective of the Bangladesh fields.
For the discerning traveler there are numerous unmapped trails that one can investigate around the village brimming with little waterfalls and sacrosanct timberlands possessing large amounts of widely varied vegetation. The visitor houses in the village are essential tree houses based on top of stilts that very nearly bulge out into the nearby woodland. Staying in them is an involvement in itself.
Aside from being Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong offers numerous fascinating sights, for example, the living root bridge and another interesting common wonder of a stone adjusting on another little shake.