Cleanliness is next to Godliness and this can be best witnessed in the Mawlynnong Village in Meghalaya, considered to be the cleanest village in all of Asia. A small hamlet surrounded by lush green trees, Mawlynnong Village is a dramatic change from the congested and generally filthy cities. A visit to this village will show you how the community has worked together to maintain the sanctity of their surroundings. The dedication and tenacity of the villagers to keep their surrounding clean is something we all can learn from.
A gardener looks after all the green areas of the village and each villager contributes to pay for his services. With well maintained gardens, bamboo, wooden huts and a mesmerizing bamboo sky walk, the Mawlynnong Village is certainly a place to visit.
Adding more areas of interest in this place is the nearby village of Riwai, home to the living roots bridges. Roots entangled amongst each other form a bridge across the stream next to the village, along with forming the steps to climb on to this living bridge. An astounding sight that will stay in your memory forever, this living bridge is used regularly by the villagers to travel to and fro across the stream. Spend a day here for a place that will forever be etched in your memory, even as you spend a leisurely day soaking up the beauty and culture of the village.