Monday, March 11, 2013


This is Asia’s cleanest village. Mawlynnong. About 100 km from Shillong and enroute Cherrapunjee.

You will immediately notice why. The village believes and incorporates the tenets of eco tourism. Houses, pathways, schools and churches are sparkling clean and dust free. Their waste is collected in bamboo dustbins and directed to a pit to be used as manure. There are plenty of massive brooms and sweepers sporting those brooms to display their intention for cleanliness.

Out damn spot, out.

The village also offers a glimpse Bangladesh from its tree houses.

Discover India magazine declared the village as the cleanest in Asia in 2003 and 2005. Thus the sobriquet.

1 comment:

Sudarshan Narayan said...

It certainly is a sight for sore eyes. Nicely covered with words and photos. Kudos.