Double-decker living roots bridge

  • 4.8

    Location: 7M2C+GQ5, Nongriat, Meghalaya 793111, India.

    Visiting Time: 1-2 hours.

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    The magnificent double-decker living root bridge is situated in Cherrapunji, under the state of Meghalaya, in India. Meghalaya is cloaked with rains most of the year. The fantastic man-made cum natural wonder of the living root bridge helps the local people in the rainy seasons.


    It is one of The Attractions of the town. This is so amazing. This bridge not only just helps the locals but also looks stunning. Every year a bunch of people comes to visit this place. If you are ever visiting Cherrapunji, you must visit this bridge. It is so unique, raw, and deep into nature.


    Living roots bridge formed by training tree roots over years to knit together near Nongriat village, cherrapunji, Meghalaya.

    This bridge was created by the Khasi tribal people; these roots grow from the old rubber trees, which can be found only in the northeast region. The roots are trained by the Khasis to grow in such a manner in the form of the bridge on the top of the river. Which are great alternatives to wooden bridges that dwindle with heavy rain falling on them.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Tourists visited at the double decker living root bridge. The living root bridges, created by the members of the Khasi tribe who have grown them from rubber trees, are native to the region.

    The whole view is just mesmerized. You can’t take your eyes off this. This double-decker living bridge is a popular tourist destination in Cherrapunji. The double-decker living root bridges are 2. Bridges are stacked one on the other. It takes about 15 years for a new bride to be strong enough so it can bear the weight of people who are going to cross the bridge. Over a while, the roots become even stronger. People believe that some of the roots bridges are over five hundred years old. This place is well maintained.

    Opening Hours

    Saturday        7 am to 5 pm

    Sunday           7 am to 5 pm

    Monday          7 am to 5 pm

    Tuesday          7 am to 5 pm

    Wednesday    7 am to 5 pm

    Thursday        7 am to 5 pm

    Friday              7 am to 5 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    The entry fee for adults is Rs. 10 (per person)

    The entry fee for children is Rs. 10 (per person)

    The money is used for the development and maintenance of the village.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport to the Double-decker living root bridge is Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. It is located at a distance of 186.1 km away from the renowned bridge. This airport is well connected with the other major cities of India. You can take a bus to reach your destination or hire a private vehicle

    By Rail: The nearest railway station to the Double-decker living root bridge in Cherrapunji is the Guwahati railway station. It is situated at a distance of 156.3 km from the bridge. It is also well connected with the other major cities of India. You can hire a private vehicle or take a bus to reach the place.

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    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, this is a safe place for tourists. The local people are so welcoming. You can go there without any doubt. If you face any problem here you can contact the police. Here is the local police station information for you.

    Location: Sohra-Laitkynsew Rd, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya 793108, India

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    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, cameras are allowed here. The fee for the camera is Rs. 10. This is an amazing place for photography.

    Que: Is a guide available in the Double-decker living root bridge?

    Ans: Yes, guides are available here who can help you in trekking.

    Que: When is the best time to visit the Double-decker living root bridge?

    Ans: The perfect time to visit this place is the summer. In the monsoon season, the path becomes slippery and at that time it rains heavily. But you can visit this any time of the year.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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