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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  • Going down to these bridges is a little tired and sometimes the number of visitors is many, but this is one of the landmarks to visit in Meghalaya  more »
  • Meghalaya's double-decker and single-decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which have been intermingled to form a...  more »
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