Living Root Bridge

Mawlynnong in Meghalaya is one of the most pristine and beautiful villages of the country with much to offer. One such thing here is the Living Root Bridge, which is not only stunning to look at but also a major tourist attraction. One of the best things about this village is that it has been awarded the cleanest village in Asia for several years now. As a result, it is just way too perfect to not travel to. 

Located in the East Khasi Hills, people call the village as God’s Garden because of its immaculate beauty along with incredibly beautiful natural locations.  The village is filled with multiple root bridges, formed by the rubber and banyan trees linked together with their roots, forming a living bridge 


Interesting facts about Living Root Bridge:

  • The village of Mawlynnong was awarded the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 and in India in 2005. 
  • There are a ton of orchards filled with colorful flowers and so on. 
  • You can see innumerable sets of balanced rocks and stones around different river streams in the village. 


About Living Root Bridge:

The Living Root Bridge you visit here is one of the most beautiful locations in the village. A village known for its incredible cleanliness becomes even more beautiful when there is such stunning natural beauty around you. Walking over this bridge gives you some wonderful memories that you won't easiky forget. You will surely marvel at how strong the bridge is, which is just made of natural roots of trees. 


How to get to Living Root Bridge

The nearest airport in the area is that of Shillong from where you will have to take a cab to reach the village of Mawlynnong. 

By train : the nearest major railway station is Guwahati, which is around 140kms from Cherapunjee. 

By road : the village of Mawlynnong is located at a distance of 90kms from Shillong and 92kms from Cherapunjee. You will have to take some public transport or hire a jeep.  


Best time to visit Living Root Bridge:

The best time to visit the village and the Living Root Bridge is during the monsoon season when the natural beauty of the village at its best. Travelling during the summer season is also quite ideal as the temperature here does not exceed 30 degrees. However, winter is not a great time to visit the village because of the biting cold. 


Timings and entry fees:

There are no particular timings to visit the Living Root Bridge but ideally, you should not visit the bridge at night due to the lack of light and wild animals in the forest. . 

There are no charges to visit the Living Root Bridge but the only condition is that you cannot litter and must carry your trash and dispose of it properly. . 

The Living Root Bridge is one of nature’s most beautiful sights that you definitely must see. Set in the cleanest village in the country, you have a lot more to explore here. Get in touch with Thomas Cook to get the best deals to visit here and other north-eastern states of India. 

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