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What’s perhaps the most interesting thing to know about Mawlynnong is that it is also referred to as God’s own garden. This beautiful village is situated 90 km from Shillong in the East Khasi Hills and in 2003 was declared to be the cleanest village in Asia by Discovery India. It won’t be wrong to say that this could only become possible due to the collective efforts of the local inhabitants.

It is here that you would also be able to find some of the most incredible vistas of nature along with a very pleasant climate which you will absolutely fall in love with. Apart from all this, one of the most attractive highlights for tourists here would be the living root bridges which are simply terrific to look at and compels you to think about nature’s grace and abundance.

The best time to visit Mawlynnong is considered to be from March to June. During these months, the temperature can range from 15-24 degree celsius making the whole weather conditions extremely favourable for tourists to wander around.

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Major Attractions in and Around Mawlynnong

Roots Bridges. For a moment, you might not believe what your eyes just witnessed, exactly! Such is the delighting beauty of these living root bridges. The very sight will make you wonder about the magic of nature. And once, you get there, don’t forget to click some amazing pictures on the bridge.

Mawlynnong Waterfall. This waterfall is simply a sight for sore eyes, especially, when you are witnessing its beauty with your loved ones. This place is a complete surprise package for all the travel buffs and definitely a must-visit. 

Brun Khongmen Viewpoint. This viewpoint is located on a tree which is at the Riwai Village. From this spot, you can get some of the most phenomenal views of nature’s vista which will simply stun you to the core.

Balancing Rock. This is something which you must look forward to! Here, you will be witnessing a huge piece of rock which has been quite accurately balanced on a very small piece of rock. What is really unbelievable is the fact that even the strongest of storms too couldn’t shift the rock from its place, even an inch.

Umngot River, Dawki. If you want to experience how crystal clear waters can look like then you should bet on this tourist attraction in Dawki which is about 40 km away from Mawlynnong. The raw beauty of this place is a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife photographers.

How to Reach Mawlynnong Village

Mawlynnong offers a nice blend of crystal clear waters, lush green valleys, beautiful orchids and whatnot. It is located at a distance of about 2,073, 2,919, 1,174, 3,120 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can travel to Mawlynnong by the following means of transportation. 

By Air. The nearest airport is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) situated in Guwahati situated at 200 km. Formerly known as Borjhar Airport, this airport is considered to be one of the primary airports of North Eastern states of India and on an overall basis, it is considered to be the 8th busiest airport of our country. Managed by AAI (Airport Authority of India), the aerodrome also serves as an Indian Air Force base. In 2017, the airport handled traffic of about 3.7 million passengers. It has good connectivity with other Indian cities. Once you deboard at the airport, you will need to cover the remaining distance by some means of public transportation like a bus or a cab. 

By Train. The nearest train station is the Guwahati Railway Station (GHY) situated 150-170 km away. The major highlight of this station is that it is considered to be the first solar operated train station in India. And due to its close proximity to the local bus terminal, availing public transport from the station won’t be a hassle at all. 

By Road. If you are living in nearby regions, then, you can also consider travelling via road to Mawlynnong. Taxis and buses are readily available to Mawlynnong from these regions. Otherwise, if you want to have some real fun along the way, then the best means to travel would be self-driving.

  • From Jowai - 100-120 km via NH6 or NH206
  • From Cherrapunji - 80 km via SH5 or NH206
  • From Haflong - 269 km via NH627 or NH206

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