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Nature Treks in Cherrapunji!

Nature Treks in Cherrapunji!

Cherrapunji is one of highest rainfall receiving place in India. If these hot summers are turning you crazy, pack your bags and take a trip to this wettest place in India!

Apart from caves and waterfalls, there are also other natural formations where you could trek and hike, One of such formations is Double Decker root bridge!

This trek is adventurous and obviously the expert level, so you should at the pink of your health and having an adrenaline rush to experience this!

Trek Timing:

Duration of this trek is 9 whole hours!

where you will be walking for 7 hours and climbing 2500 feet up and down. The total distance you will travel is 20 kilometers of which 5+5 kilometers is a beautiful mountain skirting roads where you could get a beautiful view of the valley and through 3 Khasi villages, one could travel these villages in vehicles too if you wanted to save some time!

This is one of the popular trekking route taken, the highlight of this trekking route is passing through the double decker root bridge and natural swimming pools at the beds of the river!

The villagers of the village where the double decker root tree is present are very friendly and you will come across a lot of root bridges and steel rope bridges on your way.

Monkey’s words:

  1. Avoid trekking during the rainy seasons, the waterfalls and streams overflow!
  2. The stones are slippery you could end up in danger.
  3. plan your trek with an experienced guide!

Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya – OMG! Yeh Mera India

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The Double Decker Living Root Bridge At Cherrapunji

Introduction The Double Decker Living root Bridge is one of the most breath-taking sights in Meghalaya. The bridge lies in the Umshiang village, straddling a stream in the deep valley amid the high hills of Cherrapunji.

Ride and Trek to Double Decker root bridge and Laitlum Canyon at Meghalaya

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Double Decker Root Bridge A Living Legend!

Like the saying goes ‘A Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step,’ our long trek to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Nongriat village commenced from Tyrna village. The Double Decker Living Root Bridge which is 250 years old is in a remote village ‘Nongriat’ and is accessible only by trek.

The Living Bridge in Cherrapunji

Quite a different experience from other camping tours and trips is camping under the living bridge in Cherrapunji. Right across torrential streams of Meghalaya, you would find the living bridge. These living bridges are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree.

Trek to Double decker root bridge at Cherrapunji

One of the primary reasons of our visit to Cherrapunji was to see the root bridges, especially the double decker root bridge. According to wikipedia ” Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya.

Living Root Bridge: Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Visiting Mawlynnong’s (Asia’s cleanest village) beautiful, living root bridge. It is made by shaping aerial roots of living trees which are trained to grow & placed across the gap, until they take root on the other side. They are naturally self-renewing and self-strengthening.

Raniy Day Road Trip

Living root bridges

Trip to Double decker living root bridge | Cherrapunjee | Meghalaya | Northeast

Meghalaya’s double-decker root bridge is found in Cherrapunjee (Sohra). Located around 60 kms from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, Cherrapunjee is a must visit destination known for its numerous waterfalls and a trek to the double decker root bridge. The trek from Cherrapunjee to the living root bridge is not for the faint hearted but definitely worth the effort!!

jembatan akar, root bridge

Living Root Bridge at Mawlynnong

Living Root Bridge: Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Living Root Bridge

This is the journey of Lagadapati to the famous living root bridge in nongriat in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya Living Root Bridge in Cherrapunji

The Living Root Bridges of India

Uploaded by Exploremore on 2013-11-28.

The 2nd living root bridge

LIVING ROOTS BRIDGE, Mawlynnong

Way to Living Roots Bridge. Meghalayan [Bonus Video]

Banglarpothe goes beyond BORDER… Shillong is the Destination now. Enjoy Meghalaya is a state in north-eastern India. The word “Meghalaya” literally means the Abode of Clouds in Sanskrit and other Indic languages. Meghalaya is a hilly strip in the eastern part of the country about 300 km long (east-west) and 100 km wide, with a total area of about 8,700 sq mi (22,720 km²).

The living root brige located in Bayang village in West Sumatra, Indonesia.

The Living Root Bridge | Cherrapunji | India Travel 2014

One of the most unique places you will ever see in the world. Details of the video ————————– Filmed with: iPhone 4s Video Editing Software: iMovie 10.0.4 Music ——– YouTube (Free) Audio Library: https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music Track: Cielo | Huma-Huma ——————————————————– Thanks to the locals who made my trip to Cherrapunji so memorable.

The root of the matter

Living root bridge

Trip from Shillong to Living Root Bridge at Riwai village near Mawlynnong

Trip in February 2013 from Shillong to Living Root Bridge at Riwai via Pynursla and Mawlynnong, then back through the rain which in the Khasi Hills is never far away.

The Root Bridge II

The stairs to the Double Decker Living Root bridge in Meghalaya, India.

Double deckers living root bridge

Expedition to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Make No Mistake, this is the ONE and ONLY one double decker living root bridge of the world! And the expedition to the bridge is indeed amazing! It takes something to cover those 2000+ steps to the bridge and then crawling your way back.

Living Root Bridges of Khasi Hills, Meghalaya

LIVING ROOTS BRIDGE, Mawlynnong

Nongriat Living Root Bridge

roots

Double deckers living root bridge

Raniy Day Road Trip

A Cute Khasi Girl

Living Roots Bridge at Nongriat

Uploaded by Sohra Civil Sub-Division, Sohra on 2013-11-13.

Dmitry Nikulnikov – trip to jungle beyond Cherrapunjee, Nongriat village

Road to Cherrapunjee and Nongriat village. IMHO – the most beautiful part of state Meghalaya, India. Really wild jungle, cozy villages, clean and blue water, organic products, amazing living root bridges and nice ppl. This is small part of my big hitchhiking trip (no bus, no train, no plain) from Moscow, Russia through Asia (Mongolia, China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, India etc…)

Trip to Double decker living root bridge | Cherrapunjee | Meghalaya | Northeast

Meghalaya’s double-decker root bridge is found in Cherrapunjee (Sohra). Located around 60 kms from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, Cherrapunjee is a must visit destination known for its numerous waterfalls and a trek to the double decker root bridge. The trek from Cherrapunjee to the living root bridge is not for the faint hearted but definitely worth the effort!!

Trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Nongriat, Meghalaya

3 Hrs long Trek to The Double Decker Root Bridge in Meghalaya. It’s the Living Root Bridge in Meghalaya which is a must visit. Watch the video to get the best live visuals from the ground.

Living Root Bridge,Mawlynnong

Double decker living root bridge

Living Root Bridges at Cherrapunjee

I am at the wettest place on earth, and I will know it! Last evening I heard raindrops falling on the roof of my tent and this morning it is still grey and gloomy. This doesn’t spoil my mood as I am looking forward to the trek that I have in prospect for today.

The Undiscovered Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya Part 1: Bridges of The Umngot River Basin

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Living Root Bridges – Meghalaya, India

A few years ago during a bout of backpacking in India I heard about Megahalaya’s living root bridges from a fellow traveler I had met in Darjeeling. Although he confessed to never actually going there himself, he said he had heard from another person that the area called the East Khasi Hills was a fascinating and under explored place.

Living Root Bridges!

Shillong to Cherapunji is a nice 2 hour drive. Our resort owner made it sound even simpler. He asked us to go to the taxi stand in Mawlang, near Anjali cinemas; take a shared taxi for Rs50 per person till Cherapunji (Sohra).

Cherrapunjee: The Living Root Bridge

You all must have heard of Cherrapunjee as the wettest place on planet earth. Here’s another reason for you to visit this enchanting place: The Living Root Bridge. In case you are wondering what is it all about then this post will give you a glance of this part of the world where bridges are not built but actually “grown” !

Umkar, An Under Construction Living Root Bridge!

Siej Village is home to a stunning piece of wonder “Umkar Living Root Bridge.” A couple of years ago, this 40 year old bridge was washed away due to massive floods and the villagers are now rebuilding it. This Bridge is 75% complete and would take another 15 years to grow fully and become functional.

Mawlynnong and Cherrapunjee: Fascinating Root bridges

Within 2 ½ hours we made our way to Mawlynnong – touted as the cleanest village in Asia, on the border of Bangladesh. Of course you notice -how impeccably clean – the village is. The cement pathways and bamboo bins are common and justify the truth that Mawlynnong indeed is India’s and Asia’s cleanest village.

Bewitched By The Beauty of Rewai Living Root Bridge!

Meghalaya is home to several Living Root Bridges and our first glimpse of it was in Rewai Village, not to be confused with the one in Cherrapunji. Though we had read a lot about the Living Root Bridges and had seen a few pictures, we were not quite prepared for the magnificent Living Roots Bridge.

The Shillong Living Root Bridge Adventour

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Double Decker Rootbridge,Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya,India.

Common sense would suggest a bridge is built. Neither is this sense common nor are all bridges built. Some bridges are grown ! These are the root bridges of Cherrapunjee (one of the wettest places on earth).

Trek to the Living Root Bridge

This is only a part blog of our travel to the North-Eastern India, which has a beauty of its own with its evergreen forests and ample greenery. The beauty of its place can be judged only when one is in its absolute vicinity; something like a Natural Wonder.

The Double Decker Living Root Bridge At Cherrapunji

Introduction The Double Decker Living root Bridge is one of the most breath-taking sights in Meghalaya. The bridge lies in the Umshiang village, straddling a stream in the deep valley amid the high hills of Cherrapunji.

Across the Khasi Hills Day 3: Down to Nongriat

The famous Umshiang Double Decker Root Bridge in Nongriat Village. The only root bridge with two spans (I suppose to allow for two-way traffic). Living Root bridges are made by taking the roots of Indian rubber trees and placing them in hollowed out betel nut tree trunks that have been cut in half lengthwise.

Meandering Musings: The Incredible Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya

This blog is a part of the Shillong series http://mnitin73.blogspot.com/2014/07/10-places-you-must-visit-in-stunning.html Meghalaya, also called the Scotland of the East, is a state located in the North East part of India. The hilly terrain, along with heavy rainfall has led to the various villages being separated by narrow streams and rivulets.

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