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.
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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