Best places to stay in Dawki/Mawlyynnong
Dawki located in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district, is something special. Although the whole of Meghalaya is a nature-lovers paradise, Dawki seems almost magical with its lush green surroundings and the much-talked about Umgot river, the waters of which looks transparent.
Considered as the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlyynnong village is definitely a wonder on earth. This remote village is located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. It is referred to as God own garden and the community there helps in making the village clean and green.
Mawlyynnong to Dawki distance is around two hours.
So the next time you have a weekend free, pack your bags and head to Dawki and Mawlyynnong for a relaxing time. Here are some of the places near both Mawlyynnong and Dawki where you can stay –
A stay in Dawki near Umgot river - Rustic stay in Shnongpdeng
This property is located in the Shnongpdeng village, which is a few kilometers away from the famed Umgot river. Guests can experience stay in bamboo huts. The place accommodates 15 guests and although the rooms are pretty stanadard, the view makes up for it. Both vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals are served for the guests.
You have to shell out Rs 2273 for a night.
Meghalaya Hillside Highway B&B
This property is located on NH 40 on the way from Shillong to Dawki. It is at a distance of 40 minutes from Dawki. With four bedrooms, it can accommodate ten guests. You can book rooms ahead. Delicious local food is available at their restaurant.
You have to shell out Rs 1450 for a night.
Ibansara’s Hut (Homestay)
Ibansara’s Hut is located in one corner of Mawlyynnong village. It has one bedroom for four guests. It’s a traditional Khasi hut where guests can experience the authentic Khasi way of living. The hut is spotlessly clean with a cozy fireplace to keep you warm.
You have to shell out Rs 1800 for a night.
Meghalaya Village Mawlynnong Bamboo Cottage (homestay)
Located in Mawlyynnong village, this bamboo cottage is a great place to unwind and relax. It has two bedrooms and can accommodate five guests. From here you can trek to places like the Meghalaya living root bridges, the state’s famed caves and other attractions.
You have to shell out Rs 1850 for a night.
Safi Mawlynnong Tourist Cottage
This tourist cottage is located in the Mawlyynnong village. Guests can trek to Meghalaya living root bridges which is around 2 km away. The place has two bedrooms and can accommodate six guests.
You have to shell out Rs 1650 for a night.
Mawlynnong Sahpyngngad Homestay
This homestay is located in the Mawlyynnong village. The place has one bedroom and can accommodate four guests. There is a restaurant where guests can get food.
You have to shell out Rs 1799 for a night.
Mawlynnong EB&SIS Homestay
This homestay is located in the Mawlyynnong village. The place has one bedroom and can accommodate four guests. Although food is not available at the homestay, there are several restaurants nearby where guests can get food.
You have to shell out Rs 1814 for a night.
Meghalaya Kongthong Bamboo Hut Accommodation
The cottage is located in Kongthong Village. It’s a traditional Khasi hut where guests can experience the authentic Khasi way of living. Attraction like Meghalaya living root bridges is nearby. There is a cozy fireplace for the guests.
You have to shell out Rs 2125 for a night.