I just stood there in awe looking at that root bridge. A classic example of the symbiotic relation between humans and nature.
This bridge is about 180 years old and it is over the Thylong river. It is worth mentioning here that the four major clans, Khongsar, Khongthohrem, Khongliar and the Nohwet village had a major role to play in the creation of this living root bridge. You have to go down about 450 steps from the road level to reach the bridge.
The entry fee to visit the bridge is only ten rupees and it is managed by the Dorbar Shnong Nohwet.
I noticed that there were volunteers from the village who kept a watch on the bridge. You can walk across the bridge but stopping or taking selfies on the bridge is not allowed. You can see one of the tourists being adamant about clicking a selfie inspite of the volunteer telling him to get off the bridge.
As seen all over the North East, there are dust bins provided at every possible corner.
This sign board talks about the dos and donts.
Looking at it from a different angle, you can see the tree is supporting itself as well as the bridge.
Sustainable living architecture that will live for generations to come.
While walking down the steps I heard a lot of chirping sound and finally located one of them. Can’t believe that this little one could create such a racket.
Clicked one more picture from further down the river.