Living Root Bridges – Meghalaya

The mountains of mesmerising Meghalaya always remain drenched into the showers of monsoon. Every leaf here, every flower here, every valley here and every bridge here come alive with thousands of colours when rain shower touches their face.  Meghalaya, also known with the name of "the abode of clouds", is the most rain soaked state of India. Though the state enjoys all the charms of nature, what make it even more popular around the world are the beautiful Living Root Bridges resting here. Living Root Bridges in Meghalaya are recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Sites.

The renowned double-decker root bridge near Cherrapunji brings loads of travellers every year due to its natural outlook. This is a very impressive form of nature. This 180 year old man-made natural wonder is made of Rubber tree roots named Ficus elastica tree. Some of these bridges are over 100 feet long which usually take them 10 to 15 years to form this shape. The roots here nurtured for years due to rain showers and reached the opposite bank to form a bridge which is being used by the local Khasi tribe living here. These tribes have mastered the art of nurturing these root bridges.

It is perhaps the best place to click some amazing pictures to take back home and relax amidst ample of nature all around. There is a pristine stream flowing below the bridge. Visiting this remarkable looking bridge is not an easy task. One needs to take a difficult trek to reach here, passing through different shades of green. This is a complete marvel of nature. 

How to Reach
By Air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati is the nearest International Airport from East Khasi Hills.
By Rail: Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station, 133 Kms from East Khasi Hills.
By Road: Meghalaya State Road Transport Corporation and some private travel bus services connect East Khasi Hills with all nearby cities.


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