Blessed with bountiful rainforests, lush hills, crystal clear lakes, and striking waterfalls, Meghalaya is referred to as the Abode of Clouds. From views of the stunning landscape to thrilling activities like rock climbing and trekking or a nature-filled boat ride on its mesmerising lakes, there are plenty of things to explore in Meghalaya. And the best-kept secret in the mountain state is Mawphanlur. The hamlet is like a scene from a fairytale turning into reality in front of your eyes!
Mawphanlur, The Best-Kept Secret In The West Khasi Hills
Snuggled in the West Khasi hills, Mawphanlur lies off the beaten tracks of Meghalaya, around 71 kilometres from Shillong. The emerald green meadows of the high-altitude village are dotted with many pristine lakes. With soothing weather all around the year, Mawphanlur’s scenic excellence can inspire a nature enthusiast and give wings to a poetic soul. If you want to experience pastoral life in the lap of the clean and verdant mountains, Mawphanlur is the place to be. Due to the presence of several lakes, Mawphanlur is also sometimes referred to as the ‘village of lakes’ in Meghalaya.
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The Hamlet Is One Of The Cleanest In Northeast India
The town is known for its community-driven initiatives to protect the environment and promote sustainable living. Thanks to the locals, the cleanliness of Mawphanlur helps preserve its natural splendour. It stands at a highly picturesque spot and is one of the most photogenic destinations in Northeast India. Some must-visit places in and around Mawphanlur include Mawphanlur Natural Lake, Mawthadraishan Peak, Mawphlang Sacred Grove, Mawlangren View Point and Khasi Heritage Village, to name a few. The hamlet also offers opportunities for adventure activities like kayaking and rock climbing. Having said that, when at Mawphanlur, you can simply unwind atop a rock and admire the natural beauty.
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So, when are you planning to visit this hidden gem?
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