LIVING ROOT BRIDGES TREK
For many, the end of a long walk or a trek must be a sight that inspires awe. “I have not met a single person who has looked at the Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya and not stared dumbstruck, or at least paused to wonder at the novel idea and stunning implementation. The wonderful, natureloving people of the hills have found a novel way to build what are now known and exhibited as ‘living root bridges’. Basically an extension of the roots of the Indian rubber tree, the local Khasis have invented a way to use them to their advantage instead of building bridges that collapse or are washed away by rain or raging rivers. These bridges take anywhere between 10-15 years to build, and last well past five centuries,” says Akul Tripathi, a trekking enthusiast.