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“Best attraction in Cherrapunji”

Double Decker Living Root Bridge
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New Delhi, India
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“Best attraction in Cherrapunji”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is something you call Nature's beauty. A double decker living root bridge.
The strange part was my driver didn't know about it, my hotel staff didn't know about it and not a lot of tourist who visit here. Everyone will tell you that the living root bridge is in Mawlynnong. The one in mawlynnong is a single bridge. But if you do not have good stamina, you should probably visit Mawlynnong's bridge.
To get to the double decker bridge, you have to climb DOWN more than 3000 steps. So the easy part is the on journey where you'll keep wondering how difficult would be the return journey. Even though the destination was in mind, I really enjoyed the trek. Untouched nature, everything was gigantic, the leaves, spider webs, insects.
Travel light. Go slow. Keep a lot of time with you, so you should start early. Carry eatables. I went there in peak winters but as I approached the bridge I really felt hot. I couldn't even tolerate a single woolen thing. So you can even reduce the woolen's weight.
You don't really need a guide, there are enough sign boards. After about a 1000 steps, there's small village. If you take left from here, you will reach the double decker bridge but if you take right, you can see another single decker bridge. The single decker is not far from the village. Its really long bridge and I guess no one visits there.

Visited December 2013
5 Thank AshishGoyal86
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New Delhi, India
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“Heaven in "Hell"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2014

When they say "It is journey that makes the destination " i am quite sure they have this place in their mind ... Living root bridge is one of its own kind in whole world , two opposite banks are connected by the roots of rubber trees that intermingled with each other to form a bridge , strong enough to carry one person on other side ( well i am not sure what's on other side)

But still the main attraction is the Trek that lead to bridge. it take 2000 steps & 3 kms down the hill to reach here ( dont forget u hv to come back & then it will be up hill ). i never see that much lush green in my entire life. away from any kind on city noise the only sound is of gushing of air. & if you are lucky enough then sound of rain... Also you will be amazed to see people living on the way & children welcoming you.

it will take approx 3 hrs to go & come back .. no shops around .. not even water bottles . so please carry your own .. Dont throw you litter on the way. old persons , children please stay away ...

Visited April 2014
3 Thank emptymindworks
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“Bauty of God”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This roots are strange and massive... the form a bridge and have a great strength to hold weight. It shows the beauty of plants

Visited January 2014
1 Thank Ralte D
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“Nature's gift”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

A beautiful natural bridge with magnificient beauty around it and on its way..bit hard trekking there but a must visit..me and my just loved this experience despite being getting too tired :)

Visited April 2014
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“If you are a trekker, no better place to go!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2014

We made a point to stay in Cherapunjee for a couple of days....We asked the local guy around for the attractions and he told me about this place. The only thing about the root bridge is that you have to climb approximately 2000 steps (including traversing 2 hills). The stairs are very narrow and we have to cross three rickety iron bridges (which to be honest felt like they were gonna give away at any moment)...The thing i most liked about this trek is the clean green water constantly criss crossing our paths.. The water was almost 50 feet deep but the stone at the bottom of the pond was clearly visible (Believe me I'm not exaggerating)..Once you reach the root bridge, you would get a sense of the remoteness of the place.. We Were there for almost 6 hours but we came across only 2 tourists...

In all, the ride here is much better than the destination..If you are fit....a must must must must must go!!!

Visited February 2014
3 Thank Harsh_Ratnaparkhi
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