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Mawlynnong Village

The Mawlynnong Village in Meghalaya has been consecutively voted as Asia’s cleanest village . Mawlynnong also promotes itself as “God’s Own Garden”. The village is located near the Bangladesh border, around three hours from Shillong .It is hard to spot even a single piece of straw or dusty road here. The major attraction here is the live root bridge with the boulders here supported by nothing but pint sized stones- a mystery for archaeological travelers.  The weather in Mawlynnong is pleasant  throughout the year but the best time to visit is  the monsoon season

Cleanliness is a way of life in Mawlynnong. All the  houses are equipped with functional toilets since 2007. There are bamboo dustbins all over the village- even the dry leaves  from the trees go straight into the dustbin, plastic bags are banned, and smoking is prohibited.

Living Root Bridges: The Living Root Bridges in Mawlynnong have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hanging on a river, the bridges are made by connecting the aerial roots of one massive rubber tree with another. It takes around 15 years for a new root bridge to become strong enough to bear the weight of people crossing it. However, it will continue to grow and strengthen even more over time. Some of the bridges are believed to be hundreds of years old, although no one knows their exact age.

Sight Seeing Spots in Mawlynnong: Sky View is a vantage point and a popular attraction of Mawlynnong village. This viewing tower is 85 feet high and is made of bamboo. The top gives a breathtaking view.In addition, since the village lies on the Indo-Bangladesh border, one can see the landscape of Bangladesh as well. A major landmark of the village is the Church of Epiphany -100-year-old structure that still holds an old-world charm.

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