Nongriat Trip ( February 2014) - Double Decker Living Root Bridges Trek

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This is my trip report for my Double Decker Living Roots Bridge that I had made with my friends in February 2014. Now everyone coming and visiting Meghalaya must be well aware of these Root Bridges and is the major attraction presently in the state. However, I am glad that the carbon footprint in Nongriat is still minimal. Me and my friends did a day trip. However I would advice that people, should they find the time,stay at Nongriat and explore this garden of Eden more.

What we missed in Nongriat was the Rainbow Falls.

Now we started our trip at 9am. We reached Mylliem at 9.30am and had some tea and a plate of jadoh and doh neiiong with some sauted veggies. We started from Mylliem at 10am and reached Tyrna at 12noon, without any stops in between. Now the place where we started the trek at Tyrna was 715meters above sea level. So at 12noon we started to descend down.

Now hear are some photos in between Tyrna and Nongriat.
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The first suspension bridge
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Somnath,

Have you checked out my complete Trip Report of Mawthadraishan and Mawphanlur ?
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Originally Posted by karikor View Post Somnath,

Have you checked out my complete Trip Report of Mawthadraishan and Mawphanlur ?
What is the meaning of the word "Maw"? Many places in Meghalaya use that word.
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Oh!!!Great!!!now two mahaguru are in picture. We will surely get an excellent TR & comments!!!!!!!!!
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@rshalder,

Sir Maw in Khasi means stone or rock. Um means water. The reason why all places in Khasi Hills either start with Maw or Um is because these are the two elements that we associate well. The Khasis are an ancient race. some of our technologies are from the Stone Age. Infact our pottery came in before the Invention of the wheel.

The reason why we name places as Maw is maybe because we reached the Khasi Hills during the Stone Age or a little after that. So everything of importance or relevance was stone. Hence places are named after stones and rocks. This is just my take on why 'Maw'.
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Sir Maw in Khasi means stone or rock. Um means water. The reason why all places in Khasi Hills either start with Maw or Um is because these are the two elements that we associate well. The Khasis are an ancient race. some of our technologies are from the Stone Age. Infact our pottery came in before the Invention of the wheel.

The reason why we name places as Maw is maybe because we reached the Khasi Hills during the Stone Age or a little after that. So everything of importance or relevance was stone. Hence places are named after stones and rocks. This is just my take on why 'Maw'.
Thanks for your explaination I learned many thing about khasi culture from shillong don bosco museum also.
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We Khasis came to the Indian sub-continent 8000years ago from what is currently now Syria, Lebanon etc. we were pushed by the Aryans who came to the India sub-continent 4500 years ago, slowly and slowly to the east till we reached what is now the Brahmaputra valley. Then when the Ahoms came sometime in 1200 A.D., we were further pushed up to the hills.
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The stream below the 1st suspension bridge
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The second two-parts suspension bridge
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2. Getting close to Nongriat
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Stopping for a cup of tea just before the final ascend to Nongriat village
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