Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

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Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

Jingmaham Living Root Bridge
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subrat
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India83 contributions
Very unique experience
Mar. 2021 • Family
There is nothing much to do though but the way the roots of the tree were connecting the two sides of the small cliff was really unique
Written March 6, 2021
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Kunal_Bhowmick
Kolkata (Calcutta), India781 contributions
A natural wonder
Mar. 2020 • Couples
Amazing creation...however steps to this bridge is quite adventurous...
It is indeed a thing to see...how a man made bridge made from roots of rubber tree can sustain for hundreds of years...
Written October 11, 2020
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Rohan Sirsi
Pune District, India149 contributions
Great Experience
Dec. 2019
We visited this place and was nice. This is Single Living root bridge, nicely maintained by the locals. I highly recommend to visit this place if visiting Meghalaya.
Written June 29, 2020
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P M V
Nagpur, India2,669 contributions
A living monument to Human Spirit.
Mar. 2020 • Family
To start with this place is near village Nohwet and it is called " Living Root Bridge, Nohwet."
You have to walk some distance on a bit uneven and climbing and descending path to reach the bridge.
You come across a make shift ticket counter. After paying Rs 40/- per person and Rs 20/- for camera, you can proceed to the bridge.
At first sighting you are not impressed.
You go around looking at it from various angles. You read a plaque unvailed on 24 November 2016. (Full text at photo caption).
The plaque gives information about those who were mainly responsible for the idea and creation of the bridge.
The trees were planted around 1840, that is almost hundred and eighty years back.
Gradually the Bridge, which had not impressed you at first sight not impressed you assumes totally different perspective.
You imagine the enormity of the project and the dedication, hard work, patience and persiverance of the generations who were responsible to take it to completion, you are dumb stuck and very very impressed.
Living Root Bridge is a living monument to dedication, hard work and persiverance to Human Spirit and Khasi people of Nohwet village.
Written March 28, 2020
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Soumyajit Saha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India399 contributions
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge is a Tree Bridge and is located in Meghalaya. One visiting Meghalaya must vistit this beautiful place.
Written December 16, 2019
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Soumya
Muscat, Oman183 contributions
Wonderful experience
Nov. 2019
The Single level Living Root bridge @ Mawlynnong is easily accessible for all age groups and require a very small walk with around 50-100 steps to climb. We reached this place around 4:45 - 5 PM and was very dark. After seeing the beauty, we have decided to visit again next day morning. There were no rush in the morning time (around 6:30 AM) and you could enjoy the wonder sight of intertwined roots of the rubber tree, thus making a bridge across the water flowing body. It was indeed a nice experience. If interested, you can explore and surrounding places for scenic photographs.
Written November 18, 2019
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Dippy
Mumbai, India747 contributions
Exciting but tiring ...
Nov. 2019 • Couples
We were in Shillong for three days & wanted to take in all we could of this beautiful township located in the lap of nature & the hills. The Living Root Bridge was one of the sightseeing places.

It was a bright sunny day for us thankfully, because cloudy days means fog & mist hindering the view & making it difficult to see ahead when driving or walking! The roads in the hills sadly are very bumpy and ill maintained by the authorities. So be prepared for a shaky jiggly drive.
Walking shoes with a good grip( important) , a cap, dark glasses, camera & an umbrella are a must. Don’t forget to carry a bottle of water too.
There is a parking fees of Rs.50/- and then you need to walk for 15-20 mins through a tiny village & make shift shops selling pineapples, pomellos, water bottles , other snack items & some household utility items made from wood like mortar pestle, rolling pins & boards etc. A further climb down a hillside over rough slippery stoney steps, ( which calls for taking much care specially for the older lot) under a roof of thick greenery, tall trees.... brings you to the living root bridge over a water body deep in the hills. It’s very interesting to see how the villagers have made this bridge by weaving the aerial roots of two trees together. The place is very scenic & one can spend about an hour here soaking it all in, the stream flowing downhill interspersed with rocks making for good pictures!

On the other side of the bridge are manmade steps going up the hill to a view point where you can take in the sunset & can see across the Indian border to Bangladesh! It’s a breathtaking view indeed standing suspended over tree tops! To reach here... the climb up the staggered stairs left me panting & puffing for air! And that was not all... from the top of the steps is another good 15 mins walk up a sloping winding road taking you through another quaint village to the viewpoint. There are locals waiting to take you up & bring you back here by car at a nominal charge of Rs.100/- And if you want to reach all the way back to where your vehicle is parked they charge you Rs.300/ Entry fees at the view point is Rs.30/- per person.
The entire experience was great, gives us a peek into how the locals live on the mountain side, the local fruit & the indigenous methods of coping with nature’s challenges by building bridges from aerial roots for practical purposes.

I totally recommend this be added to your list of things to do.

Written November 14, 2019
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sourav g
Kolkata (Calcutta), India463 contributions
LIVING ROOT BRIDGE-a must visit
Oct. 2019
A must visit place when you are in Mawlynnong.It is a root bridge where the roots of rubber plants on both side of the stream is intertwined to make a bridge.You are allowed to walk across and not stand still on it and walk over a bamboo bridge to cross back.
Written October 10, 2019
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SidBhan
Bengaluru, India137 contributions
Amazing Place
Oct. 2019
Also referred to as Single Level Root bridge or Living Root Bridge.
There is an approx 4-5min walk through a village and then some 50 steps down that you need to take - to get to the stream and reach the root bridge. There is a nominal ticket of rs20 or so for adults too.
The bridge formed of interwined roots growing across the stream is a sight to look at and you get to walk over it once. They dont allow you to stand on the bridge for long - though u can take pics when u cross to the end.
The return is over a manmade bamboo bridge.

The place itself is nice - with a nice gushing stream (I guess rain fed, so seasonal variations maybe there) when you can take off shoes and step into as well.

Can be covered in 30-40 minutes from car to car if u are in a rush... !
Its anyway very very close to the Mawlynnong (Cleanest village) place. So can be easily clubbed...
Written October 9, 2019
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Anupam03
Bengaluru, India231 contributions
Living Root Bridge
Jun. 2019
Must visited place. Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya.
Written September 1, 2019
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