Roots Bridges, Mawlynnong

#7 of 46 in Parks in East Khasi Hills District
Spanning swollen mountain streams in the monsoon season, Roots Bridges remain exceptional pieces of engineering by the indigenous Khasi people. Located near one of the cleanest Indian villages, this living root bridge can be reached by trekking downhill from the parking. Not built but grown, this tangle of thick but elastic roots of the Indian rubber tree is an amazing result of humans and nature working closely together. Follow the directions of your local guide and don't pause while crossing the bridge to avoid inflicting damage on the gentle roots. Use our Mawlynnong online trip builder to visit Roots Bridges on your trip to Mawlynnong, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • There are 2 entry point to reach the bridge, one requires 30+ minutes of trek from Mawlynnong village, another trek takes 10+ minutes from Nowhet village which is the easier way to reach (we went thro...  more »
  • Once you park your car in Mawlynnong, the Single root bridge is one of the easier to reach in Meghalaya for those who have a time constraint. This is a max 30 mins walk from Mawlynnong. There is anoth...  more »
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