Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Cherrapunjee

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Nature meets human ingenuity at Double Decker Living Root Bridge, where humans have manipulated ariel roots of fig trees to grow through trunks and attach themselves on the other end. Quite literally living, the bridge is self-maintaining and self-renewing, and can last hundreds of years as long as the trees it grows from remain healthy. The two-level bridge spans a clean stream flowing into a natural pool, which you can swim in. Prepare for a strenuous hike through thick jungle and steep, narrow steps to reach the site. Plan to visit Double Decker Living Root Bridge during your Cherrapunjee vacation using our convenient Cherrapunjee tour planner.
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  • while on a holiday it is most likely to turn into a enthusiast or rather an over enthusiast and choose to do something off beat, however this journey is not for you if you are not a seasoned trekker o...  more »
  • A trek to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge is a lifetime experience, its a treacherous trek with almost 4000 steps but the hard work is simply worth it. It's an UNESCO heritage site and I suggest ...  more »
  • Beauty and Only Beauty that lures me to stay except the hard hitting fact of a climb down and up 3000+ steps. One must go there if visit cherapunji.  more »
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  • One of the amazing creation of mankind with the help of nature. It's the charm of this place, definitely you have to go down a lot to see this beauty but it's worth it. Heads off to the community that started it and still continuing it. So happy to see it and taking a dip in water
  • Just look at my photo series, how exquisite the place is. You can't see anything more relaxing than this. It's an incomparable system made by nature ...one word- "Amazing" It will test your patience and physical endurance... But after you've passed the test, the result would be inexplicable. 😍😍😘🤘🤘
  • It was almost 3000 steps down to the Double Decker Root Bridge. Never miss eating the Pineapple that you get on the way and make sure you reserve or book a home stay down there near the root bridge. There is also a natural swimming pool once you cross the bridge which is a must visit. We also had a good time eating Maggi in a small shop near the Double Decker and also visit the little school where the kids go if you get a chance. One more thing I liked is that despite being a very famous tourist attraction place, they never charge more for the goods. Remember people in Megalaya can speak English very well :)
  • The best part about Double Decker is not really the root bridge. It's like they say sometimes the journey is more beautiful than the destination. Two incredibly amazing hanging bridges and one single living route bridge leads you to Double Decker bridge. After the super tough trek of walking down well paved steps (over 3000 of them!) you come down to Double Decker. Bathing in chilled waters is such a relief! Of course walking back over 3000 steps is a task super tough if you are not used to trekking. There is a cottage you can rent in advance at the Double Decker. If you plan to go checkout Rainbow Falls - you may want to halt at this cottage. Do note close to Double Decker (before even reaching) there's a small board mentioning another Single Living Root Bridge some 500m deviation from regular course. Skip it. Not a must see. The root is dead and destroyed here. This is different from another Single Living Root Bridge you will have to pass to reach Double Decker. You will get Maggie tea and branded mineral water (Bailey by Parle) at a two small shops on your way down to the bridge. It's somewhere midway to Double Decker. Middle Aged and old people and kids not used to trekking - please avoid this trek. But then I met a 60+ old lady from Delhi who completed the trek by taking only an hour and a half more than me. In her own words: "It's all in the mind - this willpower to do!" Good luck & Happy Traveling!
  • This 7 km (to and fro) trek is not easy but this is an incredible experience. The way to this bridge is filled with beauty and full of adventure. You will find hanging bridges and single root bridges on the way, making it even more adventurous and beautiful!