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Double Decker Living Root Bridge
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

please do not undertake this trek unless you are comfortable walking close to 3000 steps. Its a long walk down and an equally longer walk up, taking almost double the time to climb up.

now that the statutory warning has been given, let me tell you what you can expect in this trek:
1.butterflies circling you as you climb up/down
2. lots of spider webs and really large spiders
3. bird calls
4.khasi villages hidden away
5. of course the living root bridges
6 quaint stream

there are 2 root bridges, in this trek to nongriat village, once you climb down the initial steps you will get to a notification stating single root bridge, please take that as the first destination, it is totally worth it as you can marvel at this natural /manmade creation and also spend time relaxing in the stream flowing beneath

post the single root bridge , commence your walk down to the double root bridges ,to the village of nongriat, you will pass 2 manmade hanging bridges in the way, the walk is well worth it, since the double root bridges are actually something to behold . There are couple of eating joints nearby in the village as well as stay options, should you choose to avail of them.

it is a one day affair if you want to take it slow and return back to sohora post that. carry drinking water and some chocolates as the case is in every trek.

6  Thank Iyer_Ganesh
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

It was a splendid experience reaching this living root bridge through the forest and also loved the hike during return. It made of roots and it is surprisingly rock solid. A small steam of water flows under the bridge with lovely sound.

5  Thank sugamghosh
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Must visit, plan accordingly so that you carry a pair of extra clothes to enjoy some time in the natural pools. Better if you plan to stay there for a day. Carry a camera only if you are so much of a picture freak. If you are in a group, carry just one camera.
You can stay at the nongriat guest house about 50 meters away from the double decker root bridge.

There is nothing to dislike here, do not make a mess of this place from your end. And do it ASAP before the place is made more accessible with a better road or anything else.

And if you wish to be connected on mobile etc.. make sure you have a BSNL/ Aircel or Reliance connection.

2  Thank MathewArun
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

6000 steps takes you there and back! You can do it on your own but it is more rewarding going with a local guide who can tell you the history, point out the flora, and provide anecdotes of the area. I only spent a few hours but I would recommend that you stay over in the village at the little Rest House - support the locals - and really experience life in this, the wettest place on earth. The Khasi people are friendly and humble.

Thank LoisOman
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I had visited double decker living root bridge at UMSHIANG in Oct 2013. It is a fabulous experience going down into the valley and then climbing up to reach this place. Even though it is physically taxing experience reaching the place and back, the mere sight of the living root bridge erases all the pain and effort which goes into reaching the specific point. Recommendation is to visit this place when ever some one goes to Cherrapunjee / Sohra for holiday.

Thank cravikiran
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