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By The River Homestay – Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong is a small village in lush green East Khasi hills of Meghalaya. The fruit orchards, colorful gardens, rushing streams, evergreen surroundings and the well-preserved traditions of the Khasis provide a perfect picture of this tiny village on the edge of Meghalaya’s southern ranges.  The village was awarded the title “cleanest village in Asia” by Discover India in 2003 and the residents have kept it sparkling clean till date. The houses are neatly lined around the concrete roads that are dotted with beautiful bamboo garbage baskets. The main attraction here is the old Nohwet Living Root Bridge created by weaving the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree around a framework. You can also gaze at the seemingly endless plains of Bangladesh that lay just beyond, from high mounts in the village.

It is a recently built independent stand-alone house in the woods and there is a seasonal stream flowing just behind the green cover. It is just a walking distance from the main village. During the rainy season you can view Bangladesh clearly from the terrace of the house. There are 2 spacious family rooms on the first floor with two double beds in each. There is a double occupancy room on the ground floor that is ideal for couples. All rooms have attached bathrooms and have modern amenities. 

Location: 5 min walk from the new parking lot.
Number of Rooms – 3; Total Capacity – 10

How To Reach

The nearest airport is in Shillong (78 km) and Guwahati is the nearest railhead (172 km). Regular road services are available from Shillong and Cherrapunji. You can hire a cab or take a bus to the village from the airport and the railway station


Classic Room: 2200/-
Classic Family Suite: 3000/- (upto 4 pax)
Superior Family Suite: 4200/- (upto 5 pax)
Complimentary: Breakfast

Note: These tariffs do not apply during festivals and holidays

Child Policy
Upto 6 years: Complimentary (No Extra Bed)
7-12 years.: 50% (Extra bed provided)

Note: What you pay for a homestay, brings a direct socio-economic benefit to locals. Be proud by not asking for a discount.


The host provides homecooked Breakfast. The options are puri sabji, bread butter, chapati sabji, eggs etc. as per your preference. There are some good restaurants in the village for lunch and dinner. 


Parking • Running Hot Water • Bonfire • Toiletries  • Washing Machine • Pet Friendly • Pick and Drop Service (Paid)


Hiking • Reading • Star Gazing • Village Walk • Forest Walk • Bird watching • Hiking • Forest Walk • Cycling • Fishing • Sightseeing can also be organized

Local Attractions

Living Root Bridge • Bangladesh Viewpoint • Mawlynnong Waterfall • The Church of Epiphany 


Umngot River (30kms)  • Dawki (34kms) • Shnongpdeng (42kms) • Bangladesh Border (Tamabil)

Know Your Host

Livingstone Sangma along with his wife Orilin Joel and son Benjamin will host you. The family is kind, considerate and full of life. They will do their best to make you feel at home. Besides being a homestay owner, Livingstone is a local guide. He loves to host people and interact with them. He is a multilingual person and can speak English, Hindi, Bangali, Assames, Nepali, Garo and Khasi. New house in 2020from sept  When and how did you start?

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