I had this as a top priority in my to do list on my visit to Mawlynnong~Asia’s cleanest village. The Living Root Bridge is approximately 2 kms ahead from Mawlynnong village and is a downhill walk through narrow steps from there.
Also, you will find tiny little bamboo huts on the way and many locals especially women being engaged in making brooms and stuffs from bamboo and wood and selling fruits and other beverages. The locals there are extremely hospitable.
The view on the way and the greenery adds to the beauty and gives an edge to the visit. While you keep walking down those narrow steps, you will be impatient so as to get the first sight of it.
On finally reaching there, you will be enthralled and taken aback by the sight it beholds to you.It was one of the most spectacular natural bridges that I have ever seen. The beauty of it is that it’s made by twisting the roots of gigantic trees that make a pathway across a stream,making it easy for the villagers and travelers like us easy to commute.
These bridges are a must see for all those who visit Meghalaya. These roots have been fashioned by the Khasi tribe people over generations. These roots slowly grow to form a cantilevered and intertwined mesh that is used as a bridge over waterways. There are many of these bridges which can only be reached by hiking through the forest for several hours. I however, chose to see the very first that comes along from the downhill trek from Mawlynnong.
This is a finest and one of the most appreciated nature’s structure where the involvement of man has made it a beauty and a sight of delight to everyone’s eyes!
Must Try: Do try the paanipuri (golgappe) and the chatpata fruit chaat that the locals sell. Your mouth will go watering with the first bite.