If you ever have to see heaven on earth, you need to head to the northeast of India.
Besides mysteries, the northeastern states of India have subsumed in themselves incomparable beauty and some of the most awe-inspiring and scenic spots in the world. And one among those is the Umngot river in Meghalaya also called Dawki river, owing to its crystal clear water.
Dawki is the last town in the state of Meghalaya before you enter Bangladesh and is also famous for its sweet oranges. The Dawki river, on the other hand, passes through the village of Mawlynnong in Meghalaya, close to India’s border with Bangladesh, which is touted as “Asia’s Cleanest Village”.
The Umngot River separates Jaintia from Khasi hills, before finally flowing into Bangladesh. It is one of the most visited tourist spots in India and these pictures would tell you why.
People who have been to the river claim that the water here is so clear that from afar, the boats seem to be floating over it. Also, the clear water allows you a glimpse into the river bed and enchanting views of the flora and fauna that it entails.
In 2003, Mawlynnong, also called “God’s Own Garden” was awarded the title of the cleanest village in Asia by Discover India. The literacy rate of the village is also as high as 100 per cent.
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