Double Root Bridge in East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Double Root Bridge

Nongriat, Meghalaya 793111, India

Waterfalls
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Bridges
1 Day Treks

About Double 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.


Attractions near Double Root Bridge

Arwah Lumshynna Cave7.7km from Double 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 Falls8.9km from Double 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.

Root Bridge23.25km from Double Root Bridge

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

Elephant Falls35.2km from Double 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.

Air Force Museum35.37km from Double 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.

Shillong View Point38.75km from Double Root Bridge

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

Where is Double Root Bridge

Discover more attractions in East Khasi Hills, where Double Root Bridge is located

East Khasi Hills11 attractions

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.