Initially i started this blog as a photoblog depicting pictures from all my travels. But lately i've realized that i need to share some of my travel experiences too. So here it goes.. celebrating Life and its wonderful experiences.

LIVING ROOT BRIDGE - MEGHALAYA !


02nd March 2016, New Delhi

Meghalaya is known for its natural beauty. Among many of its wonder, one thing which stands apart are the "Living Root Bridge" found commonly in the southern part of the states. These are made by the Humans by entangling the roots of trees like the Banyan trees. With time (which may take upto 15 years or more) the roots firms up well and then with stones and mud they are further made into bridge to cross the mountainous terrains of the regions.

There are double Decker root bridge also found in the state. This one (depicted in the picture) is a single root bridge near the village of Nowhek (Or near Mawlynnong - another village). This was the best options which was fitting well into my itinerary.I was not at all disappointed by getting there. Though one day, i wish to cover few more of them but till that time the beauty of this place will remain there in back of my mind.

This bridge is very close to the popular village - Mawlynnong (popularly know for being crowned as Asia's cleanest village). Just before 2 km from the village you need to get down and then there are stairs which take you down to the bridge area. There is a ticket system (managed by the locals) to get in there. Post getting your tickets you need to take stairs downhill almost few hundreds meters. The stairs are quite steep and so one need to be careful with children and old people. But, its worth making the effort!

Once you are there you can admire the wonder which locals has created. The stream beneath is also accessible and you can have some good time over there with your friends and family.

After that you can head to the Nowhek View Point through the trails. Its quite uphill and a must to do thing if you are there. I'll write more about it in coming posts.

Till the time enjoy this unique man-nature creation.

LIVING ROOT BRIDGE, NOWHEK, EAST KHASI HILLS, MEGHALAYA | DEC 2015