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Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

Living Root bridges are known to come into existence in the West Jaintia Hills locale and East Khasi Hills region. Living root extensions are a type of tree forming normal in the southern piece of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade aerial roots from the living banyan fig trees. In the East Khasi Hills, living root connects adjacent Cherrapunji are known not known to exist around the towns of Nongthymmai, Nongriat, Tynrong, Mynteng, and around Laitkynsew. The nearby Khasi individuals don't know when or how the convention of living root scaffolds began. The most punctual composed record of Cherrapunji's living root extensions is by Lieutenant H Yule, who communicated awe about them in the 1844 Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. At more than 50 meters long, the longest known sample of a living root bridge is close to the little Khasi town of Pynursla. It can be reached from both of the towns of Mawkyrnot or Rangthylliang.
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Living Root Bridge
Day 3, Living root bridge, Mawlynnong Village and river Dawki. There are two living root bridges. One where we went, is single bridge which is quite easily accessible. You need to climb down few 100 steps only. Whereas the famous living root bridge which is on websites is double decker bridge and was not advisable to climb down there because rains had made it slippery and it could cause accidents. Locals said you need to climb approx 3000 steps and they could be too slippery. 
Living Roots BridgeNear East Khasi Hills, this is a famous tourist spot because the roots of a tree merges with another one on the other side of the river, thus making it a bridge from the roots of the rubber trees. However, the whole idea is man made and the roots are made to grow laterally until they meet their counterpart from the other side. A delicate feast for the eyes of a traveler.
Sounak Ghosh
Living BridgesThese bridges are living and grow stronger with time. The Khasi people of Meghalaya, India have been building these bridges for a long time which connect an old foot trail of the erstwhile Khasi kingdom. The Living Root Bridges are an unique marriage between man's ingenuity and nature.
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