Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Double Decker Living Root Bridge
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  • vip_foodie
    Bengaluru, India3,328 contributions
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    One of the unique Nature Marvels
    This is definitely one of the amazing marvels of nature. The bridge is all natural and formed from the roots of the bridge. There is a trek of close to 3500 stairs one way to reach the bridge. We stayed overnight at the homestays near the double decker bridge and I would recommend doing that who are amateur trekkers. There is another trek which leads to blue lagoon and rainbow waterfalls ahead of double decker root bridge which I will be covering in next video. This should be a top priority while visiting Meghalaya and if you are a nature lover.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 24, 2024
  • Voyager50396610504
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Explore the world till u r fit n healthy.
    It was a beautiful experience. We started around 7.30 am and as I have travelled with girls who were not physically active so we reached around 12.30 to Double Decker Root Bridge. Then after 45 mins we started to go back and finished our trek by 5.. 5.30 pm. If u are planning for thus trek I suggest start working out atleast 1 month before. It's a challenging trek but gives u immense happiness n satisfaction.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 22, 2024
  • Bhagini
    Chennai (Madras), India126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    If you are visiting Sohra(Cherrapunjee) Double decker root living bridge is not to be missed. We started around 9:15 in the morning, met our guide at the starting point ( parking lot) got sticks for support for our walk. We have to walk through 3500+ steps one way, cross two iron bridges to reach the double decker bridge by 11.15. It was a great experience. While returning, we took a small detour, saw the single living root bridge as well. One can go to Blue lagoon, which is another 40 minutes further.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 20, 2024
  • Dipali krishnakumar
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mesmerizing trip to Root Bridge and rainbow falls
    We are back from a lovely trip to the double decker root bridges. We had an absolutely amazing time. We started on Day 1 at about 8.30 AM. The walk to the bridge is almost all downward. It took about 1 hour 45 minutes after stopping along the way for the single decker bridge, which is beautiful too . We dropped the heaver backpacks at Serene Home stay, where we were booked for the night and then proceeded to the root bridges with water and snacks. After spending 10 to 15 minutes at the root bridges, we proceeded to the Rainbow Falls, which are absolutely mesmerizing. The walk to rainbow falls was about 1 hour 20 minutes, mainly uphill, so advisable if you are in good physical health. Though uphill, the locals have added railings and steps so definitely do able. After spending some time at the falls we headed back and spent some time at the blue lagoon which is another gem. Carry a change of clothes. There is a small shack to change if you want to. They also give life jackets which are compulsory at the lagoon. We stayed the night at Serene Home stay which is basic but clean. Their meals are good. Lights do go off. So carry mosquito repellents. You can keep the windows open at night. The good thing about staying at the home stay in Nongriat is that you have the root bridge all to yourself in the evening and early morning when the crowds are not there. The walking back to the starting point was 1 hour 20 minutes next morning. A few tips - exercise a bit mainly stairs before going, take a walking stick from the starting point, available on rent for Rs 20, carry atleast 1 litre water each person.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 29, 2024
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Saurav S
Navi Mumbai, India53 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Issued in public interest - The double decker root bridge is out of bounds on every sunday, by govt order, since Jan 2020.

No one told us about it and we wasted our time driving down the absolutely terrible roads (it was a bone jarring journey), and then we realised that its closed!!!
No amount of money will convince the local guides to take you to the double decker bridge.
We had to satisfy ourselves with the single decker bridge.
Its almost 1500 steps going down and then 1500 steps coming back up, so be prepared. It will put a strain on your knees, so definitely take the walking bamboo that they rent for 20 rs.
Written February 25, 2020
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Nilam G
Mumbai, India171 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
one has to trek down from Tyrna (closer from Cherapunji) to Nongriat. There are series of concrete steps and multiple suspended metal bridges leads you here. Climbing up is a tiring activity, hence one can opt to stay in the village rest and explore other nature's marvel around the village. there are lot of homestays available near this bridge with basic provisions.
Written April 5, 2020
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P_&_T_Herefordshire
Herefordshire, UK60 contributions
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Dec 2019
The trek to the living bridges in Nongthymmai and Nongriat villages was nominally only 3 km each way, but involved a long steep drop down to one river with a wire rope bridge, over a ridge to another wire rope bridge and then up to Nongriat village. The path was steps over most of its length, 3500 in all ( each way). The path to the first wire rope bridge alone was a continuous descent of 2700 steps. It took us 1 1/2 hours to come back up. Three hours for the round trip is probably a realistic minimum, though we probably took longer because of stops and diversions on the way there. The villages have no other access.
The bridges are made by training thin hanging roots from a rubber tree on the bank across the river with the help of bamboo poles. These roots grow thicker over the next few years, and at the same time drop root-branches on each side of the river which spread over the ground and any rocks to give strong support. It takes 20 to 25 years to create a usable bridge, and they can then last for centuries. They are fascinating.
The first bridge we diverted to, part way down, was the longest, and unusually was made using two trees, one on each bank. It wasn't particularly old, and still had a certain amount of bounce. The second one was a double decker. The original lower bridge occasionally became submerged in flood water, so they formed a new one above it, using the same rubber tree. Both bridges were quite old and totally rigid.
Written January 4, 2020
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James c
Oklahoma City, OK381 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
This is a must when coming to cherrapunji. My mother and did the trek in March 2020 right before covid lockdown in india. We did the entire trek, it took us about 8 hrs total, we went all the way to rainbow falls and back. The dbl decker bridge is one of the highlights, its amazing, the scenery and pools around it are gorgeous. I recommend you stay here awhile to take it in and rest for about 30-45 minutes if you plan to do whole trek, for stamina and enjoyment purposes, this place is another monument of indian ingenuity and determination, it took 300 yrs to build. This takes about an hr to get to. My mother was 70 yrs old at the time but is fit, its the going back which was a little trouble for her but she was glad she did, once again indian determination.
Written November 11, 2021
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Yogeshmaloo
Kolhapur, India155 contributions
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Oct 2022
Must Visit Place in Meghalaya. This is one of location u should never miss. Went to location in October 1st week 2022. It was tiring but worthy. Coming down to around 4000 steps in valley this is naturally made double decker root bridge is really awesome with addition to it a small water fall and natural pool with small fishes will give u foot massage.

While travelling to double decker bridge i suggest to go early in the morning around 5-7am. Because it will take around 2 hours to go down.[ No other transportation available]. at around 3000 step coming down u will get diversion for longest single root bridge which is also amazing. Then u have u climb around 500-700 up side to reach the double decker bridge.

This is once in lifetime journey so enjoy each and every moment. While coming back up for around 4000 steps i suggest to start early around 7am in cool climate.

I also suggest to keep hydrated properly. We reached the top in 1 hour 35 min which was fast. We kept our-self properly hydrated. in breakfast we took only bread jam or bread butter which gives u good carbs. we also had 1 ltrs of electrol water[ with 4 of us ] and glucose powder and water for each of us. While climbing upside i suggest to walk in single pace don't hurry or slow down. if u keep in single pace in relaxed mode u will get momentum of ur body and u will not get exhausted.

By seeing this is is rightly said as " Gods own Garden "
Written February 8, 2023
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Zubi29
Dubai, United Arab Emirates625 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
One must have "will power" to go down 3500 steps with little courage to climb up the same steps.
The place is extra ordinary.
There is a ticket plus charges for still and movie camera.
For photography, please start decent at 6am or else place gets crowdy or night stay to various home stays.
It takes 2 hours to go down and more than 3 or 3.5 hours to climb up in phases.
Take stick with you to support your trek/ journey.
Natural, double decker tree root bridge is a must to see attraction if you are visiting Meghalaya.
Written January 3, 2023
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Arun K
Nagpur District, India3,374 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Sohra is one of its most admired wonders. Snuggled in the dense green forests of Meghalaya, the iconic Double Decker Living Root Bridge remains blessed with rain for a major part of the year. It is one of the most stunning partly man-made structures of Meghalaya, created partly by the Khasi tribe .
Double-decker bridge , means the bridge has 2 decks or layers, which are created due to the entanglement of the roots. The upper bridge is 20 meters long and is difficult to reach if one is not physically fit enough to climb to the top.
The bridge starts at the village of Tyrna and crosses the Umshiang river during its journey. Getting to the actual bridge is a bit of a trek & hiking down to the bridge is a whopping 3500 steps each way to the bridge and back from the base village of Tyrna, which is 20 kilometers away from Sohra City.
On the way to the actual bridge, one finds several other smaller bridges which are not totally naturally held up & are made structurally sound using metal wire, since the tree roots used for these bridges are not as strong as some of the other trees.
Please don’t miss this spot if you are visiting Chherrapunji for first time.
Written April 17, 2020
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Pooja Tuteja
New Delhi, India38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Place you cant afford to miss. It was indeed a great and unique experience travelling to Double root bridge.
Its not just seeing the bridge and finding value in it but the whole experience of walking down to that place amidst beautiful nature and exploring your strength is what sets it apart.

Many people warned us not to go as there are 3500 tough steps each side and we had 4 kids (8,10,12&14 yrs but to our surprise these kids had the maximum energy to reach the place and courage to cross Single root bridge (midway) . We kept our sprits high and continued to double root bridge and found it extremely worth.
We had no plans to get under the waterfall but one by one plunged into it and it was amazing.
We spent more than an hour enjoying ourselves under the waterfall and kept lying on the stones.
We stuffed ourselves well before we embarked our way back and kept ourselves hydrated .
While coming back the initial way is easier but second part, after single root bridge , the steps are steep and burn you out. So keep feeding the kids, drinking water and keep your spirits high .

The place is worth visiting and should not be missed.
Written November 13, 2022
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NE India Comp Adventure Tourism Sports
Guwahati, India20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
Trek to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Meghalaya, the “Abode of Clouds”, is a place full of beauty, wonder and adventure. And the trek to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge has it all and much more. Set in the hills of the rainiest place in the world, the Root Bridges are an age old method of the local people of using nature for connectivity. All you need is some strong legs, a fit body and a knack for adventure.
The Living Root Bridges are unique to Meghalaya, India and are mostly found near Cherrapunjee. Keeping with the hilly terrain, incessant rains and the restrains they face, the Khasi and Jaintia tribes have handcrafted these engineering wonders to cross over streams and waterfalls. These are human’s finest creations and they are grown meticulously over several years to achieve such a natural marvel.
The Double Decker Living Root Bridge of Nongriat is an incredible sight - two bridges, staked one above the other, over a stream, near a small hamlet, among the lush green hills and a beautiful valley. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Written November 21, 2021
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Sharmi786
Bengaluru, India158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Its not the place but the over all journey which was exciting. 3500*2 so 7000 stairs not an easy task. We started around 9:15am and was back by 3pm. It was a beautiful journey amidst nature. We were travelling with a teenager and a 7yrs old daughter. They were tired but cool. We on the other hand were quite exhausted by the time we finished the hiking. Carry ORS/ORSL/Glucose it gives lot of energy and prevents dehydration.
In case you want to cover rainbow falls plan for a night stay at a homestay near double decker bridge and early morning trek to rainbow falls. Since it was covid time we were reluctant to stay in those small places hence skipped the rainbow falls.
Written March 7, 2022
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