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Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees

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Attractions Near Root Bridge

Arwah Lumshynna Cave

Arwah Lumshynna Cave

20.13km from Root Bridge

A huge cave surrounded by the thick forest. The cave is known for its fossil formations, limestone structures, and stalagmite and stalactite formations which are believed to be millions of years old. It houses many narrow passages and chambers, as well as a stream that flows inside the cave.

Wah-kaba Falls

Wah-kaba Falls

20.38km from Root Bridge

The waterfall descends from a steep rockface and drops approximately 170-190 metres into a gorge. There is a local legend that two fairies live at the falls.

Double Root Bridge

Double Root Bridge

23.25km from Root Bridge

Root bridges are handmade from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees (Ficus elastica) by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau. They take around fifteen years to fully develop. While most of the living root bridges are single decked, this one here is special- with two decks.

Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum

37.39km from Root Bridge

The museum offers its visitors an insight into the history of the Indian Air Force and its events, especially during the Indo - Pak War of 1971. Among other things, the museum provides information on the history of planes and aircraft, models of aircrafts, the world's oldest airport, and the Wright brothers’ memorial.

Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls

37.54km from Root Bridge

Dramatic, multi-tiered waterfalls in picturesque surrounds, with an easy walking trail and stairs. The local Khasi people called it Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew (or “Three Steps Waterfalls”). The British renamed the falls because there used to be a rock resembling an elephant near the left side of the main falls (which I think was the bottommost one). However, that rock was destroyed in an earthquake back in 1897.

Shillong View Point

Shillong View Point

37.99km from Root Bridge

Mountaintop with observation towers offering views of the sweeping vistas of Shillong City.

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East Khasi Hills

East Khasi Hills

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The East Khasi Hills District is mostly hilly with deep gorges and ravines on the southern portion. The most important physiographic features of the district is the Shillong Plateau interspersed with river valley, then fall sharply in the southern portion forming deep gorges and ravine in Mawsynram and Shella-Bholaganj bordering Bangladesh.

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