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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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  • The place is paradise. I got a little afraid by reviews of other visitors. Yes, there are A LOT of stairs but take your time and some waters . Keep your baggage minimum. Unessery things can be put in ...  more »
  • This is a day you will never forget in your life. The trek to Living root bridge starts at a point about half hour drive from Cherrapunjee and takes you on an experience as close to nature as humanly ...  more »
  • The trek is a little different with climbing down first and then coming back up via a flight of stairs. There are about 3500 flight of stairs one way. We attempted this with 2 young children 8 yrs and...  more »
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  • Must place to travel and trek. Long way down, best to stay the night there. Beautiful cottages with local services- so no problem with lodging. You can do the stretch alone but best to take a guide. The people out there will offer you different services, accept them. They don't charge high and over rated prizes. Pointers: Guides don't cost more than 700-1000 rs. Rooms are usually 700 Rs. minus food. Beautiful scenario, it is a sacred grove so please don't litter it with plastic. There is no place for the waste to go. Do not jump of the root bridges, they are made out of roots, and trees can be cut roots can be torn. If you jump and tear them, you will fall and die and cut the whole communication of the village. So don't act drunk.
  • Lovely place, immerse yourself with the nature, its 3500 steps each way, 4km tracking down from vehicle parking. there is home stay down near the root bridge, for those want to spent the night with nature. But tracking is not suitable for older people and small kids. Those who track on Sunday should carry water and food, as most of the shop are close on Sunday.
  • Awesome place. Roots of banyan tree are intertwined to form double decker bridge. There is small waterfall there where you can relax and enjoy. Stream was small since we went during December. There are lot of fishes in the pool. Natural pedicure :)
  • See it before you die but preferably before you are 40! I'm 64 and reasonably fit for an old guy but this is a tough walk - 3500+ rough concrete steps - very steep in places - through jungle heat. So allow 4-5 hours. Coming back is tiring. However the bridge is worth the effort. Very picturesque/photogenic in a lovely natural setting. The local Khasi people are very nice. You don't need it but you might appreciate the 20 rupee stick offered at the beginning.
  • 3500+ stairs almost inclined 90 degrees.. have to cross two suspension bridge too..physical fitness is required..