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Meghalaya villages

Dawki, Duki or Dauki is a picturesque town in the district of West Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya. Snuggled between the borders of India and Bangladesh, The lush greenery, the play of green and blue in the rivers, the crystal clear streams, and the serenity of the surroundings make this place a worthwhile retreat.

You would just want to sit and stare into the magnificence of nature- the endless horizon, where the blue rivers meet, flanked by foliage in all shades of green.

This small village has earned the distinction of being the Cleanest Village in Asia by ‘Discover India’ in 2003. Nestled in the pristine hill state of Meghalaya along the Indo-Bangla border, this colorful little village is known for its cleanliness and community based Eco Tourism initiative. About 82 households live in Mawllynnong. The people of the village are very passionate about flowers, as a variety of flowers can be seen around the villages. The village provides a breathtaking panoramic view of the plains of Bangaldesh. Another attraction is short trek to living root bridge. 

Although residential facilities are still scarce and are in the process of being developed, the existing ones constructed from bamboo and thatch are quite hospitable and functional.