Meghalaya is not just one of the cleanest state of the country but also one of the most beautiful state. Tourism here is not at the peak and hence there are many hidden gems like Dawki yet to be discovered. During my travel to the north east I made a point to visit these less known places and also the iconic ones. Which brought me to one of the most famous places here, the Double Decker Living Root Bridge. This place is truly nature’s wonder and you have to see it to believe the way nature has architect these bridges. However even after being such an iconic place of the world, it witnesses far less tourists, reason for it being the accessibility issue. These bridges are deep in the mountains covered by thick wood. You can reach the bridges by trekking down a complete mountain and climbing half of the adjacent one. It has approximately 2000 steps one way and these are pretty steep at few spots. It is not recommended for seniors and women carrying another life within them, try to avoid it if you aren’t fit to walk for hours, it took us total of 5 hours to visit this place and come back to our vehicles.
Throughout my life I have always been fascinated with water, fascinated by its beauty, fascinated by the number of forms it can take, fascinated by its nature. Water can be calm and violent too, it can be soothing and disturbing too, it makes sea and covers mountains too in the form of snow. I always wanted to visit a place where water would look surreal, as I’ve always seen in images on the internet. Let me confess that every time I saw these images with pristine blue waters I would question myself if it really is true or is it photo-shopped.
However on my recent journey through north-east India I discovered these surreal water-bodies that I always dreamt of. This was by far most exquisite trip of mine till date.