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Roots Bridges

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Address: Mawlynnong, India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Nature in all its Glory

This bridge is hard to get to, but worth it. The roots and branches stretch right across the river, and villages have placed stepping stones on it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bridge is hard to get to, but worth it. The roots and branches stretch right across the river, and villages have placed stepping stones on it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This single Decker living root bridge is an easier option compared to the more famous double decker one. Located near Mawlinnong village, takes about 10 minutes from the car park. May not be suited for old people, due to the no of steps. Place was packed with tourists when we reached. Pine apple pieces sold by the local boys is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Long trek down stone steps leads to a more uneven path of stones. Worth the climb up and down to walk the bridge that stands strong on its roots.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first experience to see a bridge created by nature. It is a small root bridge with a lake below. Reaching the bridge is quite a walk though. May be difficult with small children. Nice for photography.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is located in Mawlynnong and it needs trekking to reach the living root bridge. Nice place to click snaps. Living root bridge is a must visit attraction.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect example of how nature and us can coexist with each other. Tip to visitors : Stay for a night in Mawlynnong and visit this place early in the morning to avoid the crowd.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The root bridges leave you awestruck and makes one realise what nature is capable of creating. The natural creations leaves you mesmerized and wondering about the colors of nature. The natural bridges forming from the tree roots are truly beautiful.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The double decker root bridge is not for the weak hearted. But the root bridge at mawlynlong is easier to access. A half a kilometer walk down stairs takes you to the bridge. It has a stream flowing beneath. A good spot for nature lovers. Pinapple sold by children on your way to the bridge is a must try as... More 

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Vasco Da Gama, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

double-decker and single-decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold. I was speechless when first i saw these unique bridges and accepted the skill of Khasis as the Khasi people have been trained to grow these bridges across the raised banks of streams to form a solid bridge, made from roots. The living bridges... More 

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Thank Preet0310
Ghaziabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a very long drive on fantastic roads, we reached the living root bridge. It required a walk downwards which is not very easy for children and the elderly. On the way down there are little shops selling local produce and handicrafts. The bridge in itself is amazing!!! The way it has been woven is mindboggling. The whole area is... More 

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