Located in the West Khasi Hills, Mawkynrum is a village filled with breathtaking views, streams, forests, and caves. The hike to this area is one that takes 30 minutes to the viewpoint, which is relatively easy and people of all ages can complete it without any difficulty. Throughout this hike, we can see the beautiful Flemingia vestita (famously known as Sohphlang) cultivation and eight different species of orchids, the most famous one being the ‘tiew mawlynnai’.
The most exciting part about the journey to Mawkynrum is crossing the bamboo bridges that link enormous rock boulders with one another. Numerous unexplored caves are also present here, which are known to be the home to many different species of fauna located beneath these rock boulders. At the end of the hike, there is a breathtaking view of an oxbow lake and the surrounding grasslands. The pastures of Mawkynrum are also utilized as a meeting place for horses at least once a year.