Mawlynnong Homestay

Mawlynnong 

Mawlynnong, also known as ‘God’s Own Garden’ is a small village in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. This tiny village with not more than 100 households has achieved a lot. It was awarded the title ‘The Cleanest Village in Asia’ 10 2003 by Discover India. There is 100 percent literacy rate and women here are all self-dependent. The village is beautifully connected with lanes and every household has a beautiful garden.

Though the village can be visited throughout year, the best time is June-October when it is lush green, looks very picturesque. If you want to experience the culture and traditions, you can visit during the festivals that are celebrated in and around this village. You will feel the happy vibes the moment you enter the village.

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The Homestay

The Homestay is located in the heart of village near the church. There are 2 rooms with attached English toilets; one is a double bedded Traditional Bamboo Hut, another is a Triple Bedded Room. Both have attached English toilet. No vehicle is allowed inside the village, so a common parking is made just outside. Enjoy staying in a traditional style and savor delicious local meal.

Know your Host

Bitan, a very soft spoken local guy will greet by, who lives here with his family. You will be touched by the hospitality and helpful nature of these people.

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Food

Porridge, Bread Omelets, Paratha can be prepared for breakfast. Dinner includes Rice, dal, vegetables and salad etc. Non-Veg can be prepared on request.

Activities

Nature Walk • Trekking • Village walk • Star gazing • Book reading • Swimming in natural pools • Picnic by the river side

Festivals

Behdienkhlam – July • Wangala – somewhere between Sep to Dec • Nongkrem Dance Festival – Oct to Nov.

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Tariff

Room: 1900/-

Bamboo Hut: 2300/-

Extra Person: 600/-

Includes: Breakfast, Morning and Evening Tea.

Veg Lunch/ Dinner: 130/-

Non-Veg Lunch/ Dinner: 180/-

Child Policy
Upto 5 year: Complimentary (no extra bed)
6-12 year: 50% (extra bed provided)

Points of Interest

Living Root Bridge • Bangladesh Viewpoint • Mawlynnong Waterfall • The Church of Epiphany • Shnongpdeng • Dawki • Umangot River

Excursions

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

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Lovely Village

Location of the homestay was pretty. Very simple and lovable people. Enjoyed my stay at village, specially the view at river below the homestay.

24/08/2018

Amit Bhandari

Ritika Mawlynnong

The house belong to the simple people who take care of all your needs during the stay. We stayed in the cosy bamboo hut which makes you experience the living style of Khasi people. Once we reached there was no light in the village but we were happy to see the solar lights and candle light which took us to the childhood memories. Also, the local food was delicious to enjoy.

25/03/2019

Ritika Bhateja

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