Mawlynnong, a small and charming village in Meghalaya, situated at a distance of 90 km from the state capital Shillong, was awarded with a  tag of the ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in the year 2003 by Discover India Magazine. Also known as God’s own garden, the cleanliness and the stunning beauty of nature will leave you spellbound.

Take a look at these photos to be convinced that they have earned this title!


The roads are spick and span

Beautiful Bamboo houses made by the residents- Khasi people

The living root bridge nearby is one of their major attractions

Rich in greenery and dense forests

…the villagers have made beautiful bamboo houses on tree tops!

And children as young as four are taught to keep their surroundings clean in this village

Sweeping the area every morning is a daily routine in Mawlynnong

Conical bamboo baskets are used to collect whatever little litter the locals find…