Mawlynnong, a small and charming village in Meghalaya, situated at a distance of 90 km from the state capital Shillong, was awarded with a  tag of the ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in the year 2003 by Discover India Magazine. Also known as God’s own garden, the cleanliness and the stunning beauty of nature will leave you spellbound. Mawlynnong is situated at an altitude of 4,906 ft above sea level. The tag of the cleanest village in Asia is owing to their good sanitation practices and neat surroundings. They have a toilet in every house and bamboo bin- baskets on each road so that there is no littering. Take a look at these photos to be convinced that they have earned this title! Also Read - Exclusive: On Swara Bhasker's Birthday, Director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari Talks About Her 'Gutsy' Friend

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The roads are spick and span

Photograph courtesy: Ashwin Kumar/ Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Ashwin Kumar/ Creative Commons

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Photograph courtesy: Veeresh Malik/Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Veeresh Malik/Creative Commons

Beautiful Bamboo houses made by the residents- Khasi people

Photograph courtesy: Vanlal Tochhawng/Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Vanlal Tochhawng/Creative Commons

The living root bridge nearby is one of their major attractions

Photograph courtesy: Roman korzh/Creative Commons

Photograph courtesy: Roman korzh/Creative Commons

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Rich in greenery and dense forests

…the villagers have made beautiful bamboo houses on tree tops!

And children as young as four are taught to keep their surroundings clean in this village

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Sweeping the area every morning is a daily routine in Mawlynnong

Conical bamboo baskets are used to collect whatever little litter the locals find…

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This village still stands true to its name and in spite of the number of tourists that flock here, the villagers make a joint effort each day to clean away all the litter.  And their efforts are for you’ll to see. So pack your bags and head to the cleanest village in Asia. Just ensure that you only contribute towards this mission and not litter around.

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