The ‘Umngot River’ in Meghalaya is a model for Indian rivers says Indian billionaire businessman Anand Mahindra.

With its crystal clear water, the Umngot river in Meghalaya is unquestionably the cleanest river in Asia. It originates at 1,800 metres above sea level on the Eastern Shillong Peak.

It is one of Meghalaya’s most popular tourist destinations. The water in the Umngot River is so clean that the boats that float on it appear to be floating on a sheet of crystal glass.

The river runs through the village of Mawlynnong (“God’s Own Garden”) in Meghalaya, which is known as Asia’s Cleanest Village and is near India’s border with Bangladesh. The river is Meghalaya’s pride and a model for how Indian rivers should appear.


Anand Mahindra’s the chairman of Mahindra Group, Twitter feed is a treasure trove of entertaining videos and messages. With his admirers and followers on the microblogging site, he frequently publishes entertaining videos and messages. Mahindra shared a beautiful shot of an Indian river on Twitter on Saturday.

When Anand Mahindra suggested that this river should be an example of how Indian rivers should appear, it put another feather to Meghalaya’s cap. The photo depicts the river Umngot in Meghalaya. It is one of the cleanest rivers in the world. The river in the photograph appeared to be so clean that even the boat could see the river’s bottom. Sharing a post, Mahindra called it a “stunning visual”. He said that it is a reminder of how Indian rivers should look like.

“That is a stunning visual. It’s a reminder of what all our rivers SHOULD look like…”.

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