With a large family group of big and small, young and old, only my oldest son and I decided to make the trek to see the bridges. We started at the end of a dead end road after passing the visitors center bridge and viewing areas. We trekked down many slab stone and concrete steps, apparently reported to be approximately 3600, to a small village of maybe a half a dozen to one dozen homes leaving a donation in a wooden box as we passed. Not far from this point my son and I found what another visitor's post below describes as possibly the diversion bridge. It was smaller in span than the other bridges pictured in this page. While not the double decker bridge, my son and I were amazed by its beauty and the view of a wonderfully clear pool fed by a beautiful adjacent water fall. The vine bridge was thin at the bottom with only thin strips of bark at the footing path, roots from trees on opposite sides of river intertwined and growing together. In the horizon above and beyond the waterfall, there was just enough room to see three hundred foot water falls far off in the distance. We had to turn back to regroup with family who had turned back earlier. We never made it to double bridge. Maybe next time. Batteries ran out in the camera on the way down the steps as I took way too many on the way down there. Huge caterpillars and black and vibrant blue butterflies abundant.
I would make this trek again if in Shillong, just to see this single bridge,....and we didn't even make it to the double bridge. My son and I will share the memory forever. Whether we ever get back there again, possibly with my wife and youngest son, is the question. Would hope to.
Bill (California, USA)
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