The Great Bridge of Kudeng Rim...photos don't do it justice.
This is the first of four posts on the living root architecture of Meghalaya. The other three are coming soon!
I'm currently working to organize a small trip to many of these locations. Click here for more information on that!
In February of 2015, I set off alone into some of the most remote parts of the state of Meghalaya. My aim was to locate previously undiscovered, or little known, examples of living root architecture. In this, I was vastly more successful than I ever could have hoped. As I figure it, over the course of a one month long hike from the village of Shnongpdeng to the town of Sohra, I reached over fifty examples of living root structures. While by far the most numerous of these were living root bridges, I also managed to locate a number of other varieties of living architecture, including living root ladders, observation platforms, retaining walls, and also a number of structures which served several of these purposes at once.