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World India Meghalaya Cherrapunjee Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

Living Root Bridges Of Cherrapunji , Cherrapunjee

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Heritage, Adventure
Languages Spoken
Khasi, Garo, Bengali, Nepali, Hindi & English
Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji Altitude
1488m

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Cherrapunjee
India Meghalaya Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

About Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

Cherrapunjee holds the title of the place that receives the highest rainfall in the world and also has the unique distinction of 'growing' bridges to cross the rivers and not 'building'.  The Ficus elastica tree produces a series of secondary roots from top region of its trunk and can settle comfortably on top of big boulders along the riverbanks or sometimes even in the middle of the river. The khasi tribe living in Meghalaya have perfected the art of growing these trees called Living Root Bridges, to their advantage and nudging the extraordinarily strong roots to settle in a direction favorable to them. These bridges are found in Cherrapunjee (56 kms from Shillong) and Mawlynnong (92 kms from Shillong).

There are many trek routes around Cherrapunji, the most famous of them all is the "Double Decker Living Root" bridge in Nongriat village starting from Tyrna. 

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