Situated at the northeastern part of India, Cherrapunji is blessed to be the wettest part of the world, where bridges are not built but grown! It’s Mother Earth’s gift to mankind. The Indian Rubber Tree is grown in abundance. These trees produce secondary roots from higher up its trunks and contentedly stretch to the top of huge boulders along the riverside.
These root bridges, as old as 500years are so strong that they can easily resist fifty people at once! As these trees are alive and growing they become stronger by every passing day. Believe it or not, this place houses a double Decker bridge, one of its kind in the world, where two bridges are sacked one over the other and are called “Umshiang Double-Decker bridge Root Bridge”.
Yet another splendid location nearby is the Nohsngithiang Falls also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and the Mawsmai Falls. The water falls from a height of 315 metres (1,033ft) and has an average width of 70 metres (230ft). The waterfalls get illuminated by the sun from dawn to sunset. The vibrant colours of the setting sun on the waterfalls make it beautiful to behold.