“For in the true nature of things, if we highly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if we were made of gold and silver.” – Martin Luther
Introducing to you a new term in the adventure world. You must be thinking what meaning leaving behind the word “Tree Safari”. Well fasten your seatbelts and pack your bags now, we will take you to new experience, a legacy to leave behind. Here are some of the experiences involves Nature’s prime object – Trees.
Witness Kekjori Tree at Dibru Saikhua, Assam
Come with us and witness nature’s marvel, The Kakjori Tree. Botanists aren’t the only ones interested in trees and plants. Tourists are now eager to visit this unique tree called the Kekjori Tree, at Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, in Assam. You must be thinking that what so special about this tree right. Now let us explain to you why you must visit this place!
The Kekjori tree grows far and wide with its branches covering a large span of several acres. People from various corners of the world pay high prices, just to visit this place. Boats are used to reach them. The locals believe these trees are sacred and that the chopping down of such a tree would send out a bad omen. Don’t Miss the opportunity to see this marvel.
You can also enjoy Birdwatching and its famous wild horses or if you are lucky enough, you will spot some river dolphins over there jumping in front of you while paddle your boats to reach the tree.
Mawdpi in Meghalaya
Mawdpi is a must – experience destination for lovers of nature and good hospitality. One unique feature about the place is a presence of a strange unusual tree called “Strangler Fig” (Ficus Aurea).
Known to be the meanest kind of plant, the fig tree simply uses its “host” plant for support eventually, the host dies from strangulation, insufficient sunlight and root competition, and the strangler fig stands on its own. A hollow center is all that remains of the host. People from all over the corner come here to witness and to climb over this incredible marvel of nature. There are several homestays available there to stay and witness this marvelous spot. Come, Visit this marvelous spot surrounded by the lush green forest of Meghalaya. An 80 km ride from the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong, known as “Scotland of the East”
If we are talking about the Tree Safari and not mention the World wonder, one of its kind, the living root bridges then Tree safari would be complete.
Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, “the abode of clouds”
In most part of the world, when a bridge is needed, it is built from wood, steel or concrete, in the hills of Khasi and Jaintiya, the locals simply coax nearby trees to grow into natural bridges. The process takes approximately 10 to 15 years, but the result is completely natural, surprisingly strong, and looks like something out of a wonderful fantasy world.they believed to be more than 500 years old. Here are two of the incredible Living Root Bridges over there.
Double Decker Bridge, Nongriyat
Located in Nongriyat near Laitkynsew the double-decker root bridges believed to be the only one of its kind in the world, is actually two bridges stacked one cover the other. It takes 3000 steps to reach there down below.
Living Root bridge, Riwai
The living root bridge found in Riwai near Mawlynnong is recommended for people who are not used to hardcore trekkings. It takes 45 minutes of walking down the hill and up and distance of 1 Km in both ways.
Come, Experience this augotanugotic (unusual in English) expedition you will not found anywhere in the world.