By Shweta Raj Kanwar
SHILLONG, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Far from the madding crowd, away from the mental chaos is a place called Nongriat in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya. One of the few places, probably in the world, that offers a perfect balance of serene atmosphere, natural ecosystem, a traditional and a simple lifestyle and a very basic infrastructure. Meghalaya is a preferred gateway to a plethora of picturesque trekking destinations covered in greenery, surrounded by lush mountains, stretches of pine forests, numerous waterfalls, caves and rapid streams. This beautiful region has many waterfalls and rivers, which please your eyes and keep the aura soothing. Trekking in such a beautiful environment is a different experience, which allures tourists from far-flung areas.
Home to the famous Double Decker Root Bridge at Tyrna Village, this place is a perfect winter getaway for these 5 reasons:
#1 This beautiful region has many rivers, which please your eyes and keep the aura soothing. Trekking in such a beautiful environment is a different experience, which allures tourists from far-flung areas. A place that will definitely test your patience as well as the passion for trekking!
#2 Two clear water rivers en-route to the double decker root bridge provides a perfect picnic spot for trekkers in case you want to halt and enjoy the beauty of nature.
You also come across an unfinished root bridge that has just started to create itself!
#3 Trekking amidst untouched natural terrain and across two hills, crossing 2 small bridges provides a perfect getaway from the conjuring city life thereby taking you far away from the hectic life and closer to yourself and nature. You also come across a single root bridge as a sign of greeting before reaching the destination!
#4 En route to the Double Decker Root bridge, you get to witness rearing of honey bees for pure honey and you even get to purchase them, unadulterated, straight from the villagers’ backyard!
#5 You get inspired by the numerous villagers who walk to-and-fro the 3500 steps every single day of their lives as part of their day-to-day activities- What is trekking for us is just a normal terrain for the Tyrna villagers in Nongriat!
After all the hard work, the vision of the Double Decker of the root bridge is a sight to behold! So pack your bags or even better, travel light, travel warm and get ready for a trekking experience of a lifetime that you will definitely not regret. And if you dare to trek further, you will be greeted with a Rainbow Falls too.
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