Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Cherrapunjee

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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Cherrapunjee holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The bridge has two layers of root bridges, one above the other. Water from an adjacent waterfall flows below the bridge creating natural swimming pools. The water is crystal clear and fishes swimming ...  more »
  • The living root bridges are unique to the East Khasi hills of Meghalaya. Visiting a double decker living root bridge is definitely an experience you would remember for a long time. But it definitely i...  more »
  • One of the highlights of my Meghalaya visit. A beautiful trek down to the village and further to the bridge. It took us 90 minutes to get there walking slowly and with some detours, and about the same...  more »
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  • As they say the journey is more beautiful than the destination🤣; Double root bridge trek was breathtaking, quite literally 😋😅 And make no mistake, the destination in this case is much more beautiful than the descent/ascent those unforgiving flight of stairs🏞️ 5000 of them to be precise 🤨, may be even more 😜 Thing is, for the light hearted and those wanting a trouble free descent, a guide is the best way ahead. Yet for the more adventurous souls, it's paradise to get lost situation 😜😍 ↪️Tips for future travellers ➡️ 1️⃣ Decide beforehand if you're going to stay or you plan to climb up again🤔 2️⃣Carry sufficient water for the trek🥤 3️⃣Good breakfast before ascent/descent is must🥗🍳 4️⃣Charge up your devices📲 5️⃣Carry flashlights lest it gets dark by the time u get up🔦 And to end it, it matters not if you are up to the climb or not; what actually matters is the zeal to trek those treacherous steps📸 Happy Trekking 👢🧢
  • A gorgeous place, quite and serene. There is a waterfall close by to the root bridge. Local guides will help you through out. Approximately 3000 steep steps to this place. People who do not wish to walk can be carried for INR 5000 (this might vary). Small shops selling snacks , mineral water, noodles can be found in many places. The place is surrounded by lush greenery.
  • Heaven is the right word . Going down 3000 steps seeing the falls felt like heaven . I went there mid September the climate n the rain made the best ever scene I saw in my life. the view of double root bridge while bathing reminded me of the movie Tarzan. Stay there for a night enjoy the nature then start back. That was the first time in my life I wanted to be away from technology . Wish I stayed itself .
  • Incredible thing! You should plan the whole day for the same. The location/trek has many things to see: 1) single root bridge 2) double root bridge 3) rainbow falls 4) pool. My advice would be to choose a homestay near the bridges and spend a whole day there. You can enjoy in the river. Trek to other scenic locations. Remember - you have to climb down 3000+ steps to reach this place and the same has to be climbed back. Most of it is very steep. Get a bamboo stick support with you. They rent it out at the starting point. You may hire a guide from the starting point and will cost you Rs600.
  • Location - Around 4000 footsteps! Description - Mark it as “MUST TO GO” in your map while visiting Shillong. Just 65.3 Km away from Shillong. From the cliff to rock-bottom i.e. The Double Decker Living Root Bridge you have to cross 2 metallic bridges (with a blue majestic fantastic crystal clear waterfalls), 4000 disastrous footsteps including ups and downs (one way). When you are totally exhausted while coming down just jump into the natural pool and feel refreshed. The water in pool is very crystal clear filled with harmless fishes. After having all the fun, restore and preserve all your energy into each and every body part as it will be a true test of your physical as well as mental strength. It will be going to be a frighteningly horrendous returning back to the start point. You should not even dream of any help in case of any casualty - NOT EVEN A GLASS OF WATER TO REVIVE! At last, apart from being scared by the article, do visit the natural living bridge as you will definitely love it. The amount of pain will be a worthy lesson for you folks. Caution - DO NOT TAKE AGED PEOPLE AND CHILDREN BELOW 15.

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