Mawlynnong - Cleanest Village in Asia
23rd December 2011:
Went to Meghalaya Tourism Counter (after Police Bazar Breakfast) to see if they had gathered a minimum group size for Mawlynram or Mawlynnong tour. No such luck.
The counter lady said there were a couple (Amit Das & wife) who were very keen like me, but no more. She gave me Amit's cell#. I called him but just a bit too late; he was already on his way to Mawsynram in a hired taxi. We decided to meet in the evening and fix-up for Mawlynnnong for tomorrow, in same taxi.
24th December 2011:
Amit, Nivedita and me left Shillong in the morning around 10:15AM. It was a cloudy day. The route was very scenic!
Mawlynngong, 72 Kms from Shillong, reputed to be the cleanest village in India/Asia. It is in the south, near the border overlooking Bangladesh plains.
Another kid playing with a Khasi basket
By 3:00PM, we started back for Shillong after having enjoyed a wonderful visit to Mawlynnong and Riwaii. There are more beautiful pictures of these two villages in the slideshow below: