Enroot to the Cleanest village

Enroot to the Cleanest village

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On a sunny day, we thought of taking a trip to Asia’s cleanest village which is in Meghalaya

We came from Shillong to Riwai which was around 82km

We hired a taxi from Shillong coz there is a limited number of public transports to Mawlynnong.

Our first destination was Riwai and later, we planned to go to Mawlynnong

 Enroot to the Cleanest village
Riwai Village

The living root bridge is in Riwai village which is around 6 to 8 kilometers away from Mawlynnong

To see the root bridge, We must pay for the entry

We pass through the houses in the village and then there is a path you have to trek down to see the miraculous engineering of humankind “The Living Root Bridge “

The Living Root bridge is surrounded by rain forest and a river full of lush greenery 

 Enroot to the Cleanest village
The Path towards The Living Root Bridge

it’s a suspension bridge formed from living plant roots

these root bridges are not seen anywhere else in the world

 Enroot to the Cleanest village
Living Root Bridge

One of us,  asked the people about the history behind the Living Root bridges

Most of the locals do not know when it was started but it is more than 150 years old

the bridge is extremely strong and can bear heavy load

After seeing the root bridge harry felt hungry and thought of having food so, all went to the village in search of the restaurant

We did not find any but he had the option of home-cooked food stalls from the locals

All had rice, daal, and chicken curry after finishing lunch and rested for sometime

We headed to Mawlynnong village

Mawlynnong is the cleanest village in Asia

 Enroot to the Cleanest village
Mawlynnong Village

one of the cleanest villages harry has ever seen

it is their way of living everywhere there is a bamboo container to collect the garbage

the kids have been taught from childhood to keep the surroundings clean

 Enroot to the Cleanest village
Dustbin Made of Bamboo

the village was chosen by Discover magazine as “Asia’s cleanest village”

the community here in Mawlynnong takes the initiative where all the residents should participate in cleaning the village

There is an entry fee for entering the village which goes towards the maintenance of the village

By the time we finished roaming around in the scenic beauty, it was evening so we all planned to go back to Shillong

Our bucket lists ended up in an enjoyable and adventurous way

We visited this place during the dry months in mid-April coz there is no rain and a clear atmosphere to travel

How to Reach Mawlynnong the Cleanest Village in Asia

Travel to Shillong

If you’re coming from outside Meghalaya, you’ll likely fly into Guwahati, Assam, which has the nearest major airport.

From Guwahati, you can take a taxi or bus to Shillong, which is approximately a 3-4 hour journey by road, depending on traffic and road conditions.

Shillong to Mawlynnong

From Shillong, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Mawlynnong.

The distance between Shillong and Mawlynnong is approximately 90 kilometers, and the journey takes around 2-3 hours by road.

The road to Mawlynnong passes through picturesque landscapes and small villages.

Public Transportation

Shared taxis or buses might also be available from Shillong to Mawlynnong, but the frequency might be limited, so it’s advisable to check the schedule in advance.

Private Vehicle

Another option is to rent a private vehicle or hire a taxi from Shillong for more flexibility and convenience in exploring Mawlynnong and its surroundings.


Once you reach Mawlynnong, you can find various accommodation options, including homestays and guesthouses, to stay overnight and explore the village and its attractions at leisure.

It’s always a good idea to check the current transportation options and road conditions before planning your trip.

Additionally, consider arranging your accommodations in advance, especially during peak tourist seasons, as availability may be limited in Mawlynnong.

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