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Mawlynnong – Asia’s Cleanest Village

Declared as Asia’s cleanest village in 2003 by Discover India, Mawlynnong is a quaint and serene village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. There is an utter sense of cleanliness and hygiene in the village. The pathways and streets in the village are lined with beautiful flowers and swept every now and then. Plastic is totally banned in the village and you will find bamboo dustbins placed at every corner of the streets. Here’s a nice documentary by Wallambok Alexander Kharkongor and team. Things to Do in Mawlynnong Check out the Living Roots Bridges which is a smaller and...

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Mechuka Valley, Arunachal Pradesh

Mechuka or Menchukha is a picturesque valley located in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. Located close to the China border, this beautiful valley is slowly turning into the next big tourist destination in the North East. Menchuka is ideal for idyllic day walks with a great view of the surrounding landscape. Sprinkled with some of the best views you can get in the region, Menchuka Valley is a must on your Arunachal itinerary for its amazing views of snow-capped mountains, the vast green spread of rolling meadows and gentle hills, the quite drifting steams of the Siom River.   Photo By Quentin Talon &...

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Chhaang – The Millet Brew

Chhaang is Sikkim’s rendition of the local beer and a much more headier concoction than the average beer. Traditionally, a Nepalese drink, it is made from fermented millet and served on a bamboo container which is traditionally called the ‘Tongba’ and is sipped using a bamboo pipe/straw. The  millet filled Tongba is usually topped up with warm water and allowed to settle for 5 mins after which a blunt bamboo pipe/straw with perforated sides is inserted to drink it. The blunt end blocks the millet while the perforation acts as a filter to the the water and alcholo pass through. Every now and then as the...

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