Went to Mawlynnong as a couple with a 3 yr. old child. We set out on a bright sunny morning for a day trip from Cherrapunji. The trip involves travelling to a very remote corner of Meghalaya , to the point that we were considering going back without visiting the place. The road runs through miles of kuchha road, very bumpy and almost no signage. At one point we really got scared about what if the car breaks down. No people around, nothing in sight. We were wondering how come nobody, no reviews ever have informed about such a horrible road condition. A little before entering Mawlynnong, the car stopped at the Rewai village for the living root bridge. Usually, there would be other cars with tourists and one would surely get company to get to the waterfall.
My intuition barred me to trek down the broken steps to the waterfall with the 3 year old child. My husband went for it and he said that we were right. It's difficult with the child. Basically the path meanders through steps carved out of the hill that leads to the waterfall. Definitely adventurous. The photographs captured by my hubby presents it as a place of mysterious beauty. I walked down some distance inside the beautifully laid out village and had some wonderful photo-op. Little boys and girls and the village people selling local produce, their innocence writ on their face. I really regret not seeing the living root bridge. And, it was completely safe that we roamed around the village and the surrounding areas with only my child for company.
After visiting the waterfall, the car stops at a nearby natural balancing rock and then in Mawlynnong village. The village itself is truly clean with nicely laid out drainage system, pathways and bathroom. However, it's only about the size of a courtyard. There's flower all around.The parking price of car is Rs. 50 for an hour which is really steep and here one feels it's really not worth. There's a little eatery where one can have basic lunch, which we were not interested. We instead looked for tea and could not find any. Nearby, there is option for 'sky-walk', a bamboo tower from where one supposedly can view the plains of Bangladesh. It has got an entrance fee, though. However, our driver was saying that all the hills that are visible belong to Bangladesh actually. The trip was supposed to include Dawki border as well, however, time was running out, thanks to the horrible road conditions and so that was given a miss. We were scared that we have to return through that very stretch after dark. So please keep that in mind.
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