We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Roots Bridges

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Mawlynnong, India
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 102 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
This is awesome and mindblowing experience

I travelled with my family in May -2016 . It is a great place to see the nature's creation . Its great view and best feeling experience . Place is very down may be 100-150 Meter... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
shyambabu2016
,
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Add Photo Write a Review

102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 102: English reviews
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I travelled with my family in May -2016 . It is a great place to see the nature's creation . Its great view and best feeling experience . Place is very down may be 100-150 Meter , not god to go for old person and baby under 12 years . Its worth to see once and have pineapple on the... More 

Helpful?
Thank shyambabu2016
Frankfurt, Germany
Level Contributor
58 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an enchanting trip from Shillong to see the natural living root bridges and the Dawki river. The drive is about 3 to 3.5 hours from Shillong depending upon traffic. You can stop first to see the Tree House which provides a wonderful view of the larger valley from the top. The bridge is very nice - you can... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank travel_n_adventures
Guwahati, India
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though some home stays and a guest house is there at Mawlynnong, staying at Shillong may be preferable due to language issue and no past-sunset attactions. 4 different points r there, none should be missed as some taxi drivers may not be aware enough or be in hurry to complete their trip. I started at 8am from shillong and reached... More 

Helpful?
Thank durgeshh
Lagos, Nigeria
Level Contributor
41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The living roots bridge also called the the 'Dorbar Shnong Riwai' is in Raid Lyngkhat which is 2 km from Mawlynnong village. It is a trek down spot (bridge) where you have to descend some 200+ steps to see the sight.The steps are narrow and very steep. Elderly people should trek down with caution. At the bottom one finds the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Kinshuk D
Level Contributor
28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nearly 2 hour drive from the city. Need to walk a fair distance from where the car is parked. Returning from the bridge to the parking zone is a major exercise. Nice place for couples to click some photos..

Helpful?
Thank DIPANJONES
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walk down the road about 200 steps to experience the magic of nature. A part of the road is rugged but feels good while stepping down through that. A must visit place through the natures arm.

Helpful?
Thank mohitp398
Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Living Root Bridge is very close to Mawlynnong village, ~ 2 kms away from the village. It is one of the best nature's wonder, but one has to cross ~100s steps to reach. Steps are steep and uneven, so very careful during ascend and descending, not recommended for senior citizens with acute knee pain. The bridge is made up... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank TheMyth4
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
38 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This is approx 500 stairs down,but as soon as you reach the lacation you will say woh what an amazing bridge. This is originated by a tree and this does not move when you cross this. The water in the river is crystel clear

Helpful?
Thank Ashok J
New Delhi, India
Level Contributor
118 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

It is Situated near Mawlynnong Village. Needs a 10-15 mins walk down to reach the place. The place is nice with beautiful river flowing underneath it. Though nowhere as magnificent as the double-decker root bridge, this is a good place.

Helpful?
Thank goldy17venky
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

It is a great thing to watch if you go to Shillong and want to watch close areas .such a beautiful thing to witness and the view is breathtaking . You can spend few hours here just to sit and appreciate Mother Nature . Even the river provides a fine view down the line and the forest makes up for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Varun J

Travellers who viewed Roots Bridges also viewed

 
Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
Meghalaya, India
 

Been to Roots Bridges? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Roots Bridges and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Roots Bridges staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?