Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

Jingmaham Living Root Bridge
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  • BlackMambaNumberFive
    New York City, New York159 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sturdy as ever living root bridge
    I visited the root bridge in Meghalaya with Vinayak tours. The shady and pretty spot was worth a stop. A short trail and entrance fee is involved. The bridge itself is sturdy and can hold multiple pedestrians. A stream flows below it offering a different angle on the bridge. Paid toilets and fruit stalls line the trail. I liked the facilities around, overall.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Donna_Elle
    Mumbai, India181 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit and the walk down lots of steps
    Quite a long walk from the parking, through a village and then a walk down rocky steps (approximately 120+) to reach the root bridge. It is a marvel of nature working with humans. Strong and sturdy - the bridge over the flowing water and rocky boulders below. Very scenic spot. There is an entrance charge and small shacks selling pineapple, sweet potatoes & chips/ sodas; but for me the missing part was information as to how the bridge was developed over time. This could be better explained by the locals.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 November 2023
  • AmulAwasthy
    Pune, India4,117 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nohwet (Riwai) Root Bridge
    Name "Jingmaham Living Root Bridge" On Trip advisor is Incorrect, This is popularly known as a Living Root Bridge Riwai. This was the First Root Bridge that we visited. We were amazed by the craft and the Beauty. Its a 30 Min walk from the parking and involved Steps bit Difficult for the Elders. We opted this because we skipped Double Decker Bridge because of time and trek involved. This was a alternate we were happy with the choice we made. A Must visit couple with nearby attraction like Balancing Rocks , Nohwet View point etc.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Sightseer13890005921
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolutely stunning. Must visit.
    Absolutely stunning place. Must visit on your trip to Meghalaya. The natural beauty here is astounding. Although there are a lot of steps one needs to climb down to reach the bride. Roughly 15 mins each way. Food options are limited and one can get packaged chips, Maggi, etc.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 March 2024
  • Rahul A
    Mumbai, India64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful natural beauty
    Beautiful living root bridge. This bridge involves climbing down and up for about 15-20 mins each but completely worth the effort. The bridge formed by roots of the tree is really very unique and not commonly seen. Highly recommended.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2024
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Rahul A
Mumbai, India64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful living root bridge. This bridge involves climbing down and up for about 15-20 mins each but completely worth the effort. The bridge formed by roots of the tree is really very unique and not commonly seen. Highly recommended.
Written 29 March 2024
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K Sundara
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
It is a marvelous bridge made out of the roots of a living tree. We visited only a single route bridge. We have to climb down to reach the spot and double root bridge is further in the steep and so we did not go. The place is serene and fantastic. It will be a tiresome journey as we have to walk all the way. Only the healthy persons can climb down to reach the bridge.
Written 3 May 2022
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Vaishali Limaye
Pune, India168 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We lived in Nowet at a home stay called NaiMei owned by Hali. We opted to see Sigle root bridge against double decker mainly because it was raining and we didnt have both time and stamina to trek for hours. The way to Single root bridge is also a small trek but doable for senior citizens too (with little effort). That effort paid off when we reached the bridge and what a sight it was to see that natural living miracle.
We reached quite early in the morning hence we were the only ones around. We went down to the stream and stayed there with legs in water for an hour. We spent time enjoying the water and looking at the bridge. We didnt miss seeing the double root bridge and were very happy seeing this one.
Written 2 May 2022
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Donna_Elle
Mumbai, India181 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Quite a long walk from the parking, through a village and then a walk down rocky steps (approximately 120+) to reach the root bridge. It is a marvel of nature working with humans. Strong and sturdy - the bridge over the flowing water and rocky boulders below. Very scenic spot.

There is an entrance charge and small shacks selling pineapple, sweet potatoes & chips/ sodas; but for me the missing part was information as to how the bridge was developed over time. This could be better explained by the locals.
Written 1 December 2023
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Chai
Bengaluru, India27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
It needs to be seen to be believed.. a total beauty. We went later in the day when the crowd had thinned out as we were staying at mawlynnong.
It is just amazing how nature meets everyone need.
Kudos to the Khasi people for maintaining their nature and culture
Written 17 January 2022
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BlackMambaNumberFive
New York City, NY159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I visited the root bridge in Meghalaya with Vinayak tours. The shady and pretty spot was worth a stop. A short trail and entrance fee is involved. The bridge itself is sturdy and can hold multiple pedestrians. A stream flows below it offering a different angle on the bridge. Paid toilets and fruit stalls line the trail. I liked the facilities around, overall.
Written 26 November 2023
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Sightseer13890005921
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Absolutely stunning place. Must visit on your trip to Meghalaya. The natural beauty here is astounding. Although there are a lot of steps one needs to climb down to reach the bride. Roughly 15 mins each way. Food options are limited and one can get packaged chips, Maggi, etc.
Written 29 March 2024
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AmulAwasthy
Pune, India4,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Name "Jingmaham Living Root Bridge" On Trip advisor is Incorrect, This is popularly known as a Living Root Bridge Riwai. This was the First Root Bridge that we visited. We were amazed by the craft and the Beauty. Its a 30 Min walk from the parking and involved Steps bit Difficult for the Elders.

We opted this because we skipped Double Decker Bridge because of time and trek involved. This was a alternate we were happy with the choice we made.

A Must visit couple with nearby attraction like Balancing Rocks , Nohwet View point etc.
Written 3 March 2024
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Dippy
Mumbai, India756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
We were in Shillong for three days & wanted to take in all we could of this beautiful township located in the lap of nature & the hills. The Living Root Bridge was one of the sightseeing places.

It was a bright sunny day for us thankfully, because cloudy days means fog & mist hindering the view & making it difficult to see ahead when driving or walking! The roads in the hills sadly are very bumpy and ill maintained by the authorities. So be prepared for a shaky jiggly drive.
Walking shoes with a good grip( important) , a cap, dark glasses, camera & an umbrella are a must. Don’t forget to carry a bottle of water too.
There is a parking fees of Rs.50/- and then you need to walk for 15-20 mins through a tiny village & make shift shops selling pineapples, pomellos, water bottles , other snack items & some household utility items made from wood like mortar pestle, rolling pins & boards etc. A further climb down a hillside over rough slippery stoney steps, ( which calls for taking much care specially for the older lot) under a roof of thick greenery, tall trees.... brings you to the living root bridge over a water body deep in the hills. It’s very interesting to see how the villagers have made this bridge by weaving the aerial roots of two trees together. The place is very scenic & one can spend about an hour here soaking it all in, the stream flowing downhill interspersed with rocks making for good pictures!

On the other side of the bridge are manmade steps going up the hill to a view point where you can take in the sunset & can see across the Indian border to Bangladesh! It’s a breathtaking view indeed standing suspended over tree tops! To reach here... the climb up the staggered stairs left me panting & puffing for air! And that was not all... from the top of the steps is another good 15 mins walk up a sloping winding road taking you through another quaint village to the viewpoint. There are locals waiting to take you up & bring you back here by car at a nominal charge of Rs.100/- And if you want to reach all the way back to where your vehicle is parked they charge you Rs.300/ Entry fees at the view point is Rs.30/- per person.
The entire experience was great, gives us a peek into how the locals live on the mountain side, the local fruit & the indigenous methods of coping with nature’s challenges by building bridges from aerial roots for practical purposes.

I totally recommend this be added to your list of things to do.

Written 14 November 2019
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Jaikishore Sharma
Mumbai, India189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
The Living Root Bridges have been made immensely popular through internet travel lists over the last 10 years. For many who plan a visit to Meghalaya, this is arguably the key attraction and naturally we were excited to see it.

The Jingmaham Root Bridge is also called the Single Decker Root Bridge to differentiate it from the Double Decker bridge at Nongriat village which is a rather demanding yet hugely fulfilling trek from Cherrapunji. This one involves a fairly easy hike from a point near Mawlynnong Village in South Meghalaya. All in all, one would need about 20-30 mins to descend the trail and about the same to get back up. This makes it an immediate choice for those who are pressed for time and those who'd like to see a Living Root Bridge without too much exertion. That it is so close to Mawlynnong (of "Asia's cleanest village" fame) makes it two attractions cheek by jowl.

What this also means though is that there are certain times of the day when the living root bridge will be crowded with more folks than one is used to seeing in Meghalaya. Especially between 11 and 1 because roughly that's when one would arrive in Mawlynnong if one started from Shillong at 9 or so. We found at least 40-50 people here and lingered on until most had left. Then we had the Bridge and the surrounding environs to ourselves.

The thing itself is a phenomenon that speaks volumes of the enterprising nature of the Khasi people but also of their earthbound thinking. It's the latter that will resonate with people concerned about the exploitative ways of man from the world over. That one can direct roots and trees to grow in a certain way over a period of time is quite astonishing!

The bridge exists as a conduit for people to cross a river that must be quite a handful during and post monsoon. As such, the rapids formed across the rocks and the overall beauty of the place make it an immensely rewarding environment even if the bridge were never there.

PS: Vodafone is a good bet for Meghalaya if one is concerned about network availability at all places and the Root Bridge here was no exception.

Almost no doubt that it should be a part of your Meghalaya itinerary even if one has done the more rewarding Nongriat trek to reach the Double Decker Bridge.
Written 16 May 2017
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