Mawlynnong Tour Packages

 

The cleanest village in Asia, home to the iconic living root bridge, epitome of natural bliss, haven for trekking enthusiasts,,. Welcome to Mawlynnong

Abode of the people from the Khasi tribe, the best time to visit Mawlynnong is during the monsoon months (July to September) as that is a unique occasion and opens up the number of places to visit in Mawlynnong to have a perfect holiday.

Mawlynnong is not your quintessential tourist destination and is not a place that gets discussed regularly when planning a holiday. But, that’s probably the reason why it holds its natural charm even today and offers a clean travel experience to travellers. 

So, before you go ahead and book your Mawlynnong holiday packages, here are a few things you should know. 

Best Places to Visit in Mawlynnong 


There are not many places to visit in Mawlynnong, however, there is no dearth of places to visit near the cleanest village. Here’s a list of a few of them. 

At first, it might be difficult to believe that there exists an entire bridge made of roots and that too engineered by the local Khasi tribes. But you’d be mesmerized at the first sight of it when you visit and witness yourself the natural marvel that the living root bride in Mawlynnong is. One of the very first places to visit in Mawlynnong, the bridge is formed by training the roots of rubber trees over centuries, creating sturdy pathways that withstand the test of time. Trek through lush forests to witness the iconic Double Decker Root Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and immerse yourself in the enchanting surroundings.

Ever wondered what the cleanest village in Asia looks like? With a total population of just 500-odd people, this tiny hamlet in Meghalaya is a must visit to make the best of your Mawlynnong holiday packages. Stroll along cobblestone pathways lined with colorful flowering plants and interact with friendly locals to gain insights into their traditional way of life. Visit the quaint village church, browse handicraft stalls for unique souvenirs, and save our authentic Khasi cuisine at local eateries.

Balancing Rock
Mawlynnong is an epicentre of some of nature’s most breathtaking visuals. While on one side you have the living root bridge, on the other side you have a huge piece of rock, naturally balancing itself on a smaller stone. The best time to visit Mawlynnong to witness this natural marvel is throughout the year.  Locally known as Maw Ryngkew Sharatia, it is located on the outskirts of the village of Mawlynnong in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya tour packages.

Shnongpdeng
Along with Mawlynnong, another quaint village which is highly recommended in most Mawlynnong tour packages is Shnongpdeng. While Mawlynnong is for peace and tranquillity seekers, Shnongpdeng is a haven for adventure enthusiasts. 

Things to Do in Mawlynnong 


Enjoy Boating on Umngot River
The very first thing anyone would recommend you do under Mawlynnong tour packages is to visit the Umngot River and go on a peaceful boat ride. It is definitely one of the places to visit in Mawlynnong that would bring you closer to natural serenity and make you experience a sense of calm and happiness. 

Experience Local Living at Village Homestay
Immerse yourself in the local culture by opting for a village homestay. If you get an opportunity to live with the locals, even for one night, consider that as a blessing in disguise as that would give you the experience of a lifetime. Savor traditional meals and gain insights into the daily life of the community. 

Discover Hidden Waterfalls
Whether or not you are an ardent trekker, take out some time to venture off the beaten path to discover hidden waterfalls tucked away in Mawlynnong's pristine wilderness. Trek your way through lush forests and follow trails that lead to secluded waterfalls, offering refreshing natural pools for swimming and relaxation. Let the sounds of cascading water and chirping birds immerse you as you unwind amidst nature's tranquility.

Savor Local Cuisine
Treat your taste buds to a gastronomic adventure by sampling authentic Khasi cuisine at local eateries and home-stays in Mawlynnong. Delight in traditional dishes such as Jadoh (rice cooked with meat and spices), Doh Neiiong (pork cooked with black sesame seeds), and various bamboo shoot delicacies. Engage in culinary experiences, such as cooking classes or farm-to-table dining, to learn about the region's culinary traditions firsthand.

Engage in Sustainable Tourism Initiatives
It is imperative that when you are visiting the cleanest village in Asia, you make sure to contribute in maintaining and sustaining its surroundings. Contribute to Mawlynnong's eco-friendly ethos by participating in sustainable tourism initiatives and responsible travel practices. This is one activity you may not specifically find a mention of in Meghalaya family tour packages. However, it is something that every traveler must do to support local eco-tourism projects.

Tips for Mawlynnong Holiday Packages 

To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:

Best Time to Visit Mawlynnong
Several of the Mawlynnong holiday packages recommend post-monsoon and pre-monsoon months (Oct-March) as the best time to visit Mawlynnong. However, if you can manage with certain level of rain obstructions, then witnessing the place during the monsoons is an experience you’d never forget and never regret. 

Respect Local Culture
Mawlynnong is a remote village with people not really associated with the modern terms of world’s functioning. They abide by their local cultural ethics and expect the same from visitors arriving there. 

Pack Smartly
A lot of walking might be a part of your Mawlynnong tour packages, so along with comfortable wear, make sure to pack sturdy and comfortable shoes. 

Plan a Budget and Stick to It
Some of the best ways to make sure you don’t go beyond your planned budget for the trip are by opting for budget-friendly stays in Mawlynnongand considering local transportation for a more authentic experience.

Experience Local Vibe
One of the best ways to know a place is by letting yourself immerse in the local lifestyle. So, take out time to cover as many recommended places to visit in Mawlynnong as possible during your stay, try local cuisine, attend cultural events, and interact with locals to get a true sense of the destination.

Stay Informed and Be Safe
Kiomoi always advises its guests to stay updated on any travel advisories or safety concerns for their destination. Additionally, it is always recommended to follow some basic safety steps, such as being aware of your surroundings to ensure safety and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

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