For people like us who have lived in concrete jungles all their lives, hilly/mountainous regions are a breath of fresh air (literally and metaphorically!) Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and going away to the serene mountains is a dream vacation for all of us.
One such magical place lies in the state of Meghalaya, called Mawlynnong.
We had already heard about the fact that this village has won the status of the cleanest village in the entire Asian continent. Naturally, we could barely wait to be there.
Mawlynnong is a beautiful place, located in the East of Khasi Hills and is quite close to Bangladesh.
And we personally recommend that if you ever get a chance to spend a day in this village, grab it with both hands.
Once we reached the village, we were stupefied by its stunning beauty. Not only was it clean, but also extremely pretty and beautiful.
It was really heartwarming to see how welcoming the people were there. We were to stay at a guest house which was surrounded by wild flowers, trees and shrubs and on the entire way, there were cute, thatched-roof huts around us.
Our guest house was made up of bamboos entirely. In front of every house, you will find a bamboo basket, so that everyone does their part on keeping the village clean. Such a simple yet effective way!
After lazing around at our place for the whole afternoon (with no mobile network, thankfully!), we headed towards the famous Living Roots Bridge.
This bridge is again one of the most spectacular sights you will see in your entire life. This bridge has been formed naturally over the years.
The roots have intertwined among themselves to take the shape it is today.
Next day when we bid farewell to the villagers, we saw small kids waving us goodbyes and that just filled our hearts with love and kindness. We carry with us the message of simplicity and cleanliness from this amazing village and we sure hope to go back someday.
Here are some more photos to keep you hooked to this stunning village and will make you plan a trip right away.
Images Source: ThatScoop