Sunday, June 30, 2019

Majestic Meghalaya - Part 2

In this post, I will cover the remainder of our mesmerising trip to Meghalaya. If you haven't already checked out the Part 1 of this series, I would strongly encourage you to do so right away.

After visiting the beautiful Umngot river, we visited a true natural wonder. The single decker living root bridge, its a natural marvel and I was blown away looking at its awesomeness! 

These wonderful structures have meticulously grown over a period of time and are among the biggest attractions in Meghalaya. In fact I would say this, if you could only see one natural wonder in your life then, do visit the natural wonder of Living Root Bridges in Meghalaya.

No photograph or written literature can justify its beauty, it's one of those things, "You got to see it, to believe it!"
Single Decker Living Root Bridge
We trekked a bit to see the beautiful bamboo tree top structure which watches over the India-Bangladesh border. We reached there at the right time to see the beautiful evening sky.

Evening Sky at India-Bangladesh border view point
After a satisfying day filled with beautiful experiences we were ready to crash into our home stay cottage at Mawlynnong - Asia's cleanest village.

The village is extremely clean, the best thing about this place is, you cannot find any barren piece of land. Every lane, every corner is covered with beautiful greenery. 

We had an enchanting experience while doing our morning walk in the village.

After our hearts were filled with beautiful memories of Mawlynnong, it was time to start moving towards Cherrapunji.

Cherrapunji is also called "Scotland of the East" and it does full justice to this title. Its one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. On the day when we reached Cherrapunji we decided to do a trek to see the beautiful Double Decker Living Root Bridge. It takes about 8 hrs to go to and fro, but it's well worth the time. One has to climb up/down about 3000 steps one way before you can reach the Double Decker Living Root Bridge. 

The journey itself is extremely beautiful, you pass through beautiful waterfalls filled with turquoise water

You also pass through a couple of hanging bridge, while walking on them you can clearly see whats below you and its quite a thrilling experience.

After the trek and enjoying beautiful nature all along, we finally reached the Double Decker Living Root Bridge and boy what a sight it was!

Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Seeing the Single Decker Living Root Bridge is a marvel in itself, looking at a Double Decker version is beyond words. Near the Bridge there is a small waterfall a water pool. In the pool there are hundreds of small fishes which give you free foot pedicure!

I had initially though, I would fully describe the remainder of our Meghalaya trip in this post, but there is just so much to see and so much to share, it deserves a few more posts!

Have some Fun!