300 year old Living root Bridge in Riwai village near Dawki over Thyllong river
On your way to Dawki you will come across the living root bridge near Mawlynnlong village’s neighbouring village Riwai.
The Rivai village on the way to Living root bridge offers a number of small shops where you can have some snacks or buy bamboo works.
The achievement stone setup by the Government of India that says this village has been setup with a drainage system to save from flash floods.
This Village of Pynursla has a total 78 families residing with a population of around 438 individuals.
With 81.69 % literacy rate , farming , is the maor occupation of the locals in Rivai.
You will need to walk down the steps and a follow a rocky path to the 'living root’ bridge.
The path to the bridge is a 15 minutes walk , however , old people might have a tough time in this trek.
The visitors are not allowed to stay over the bridge for long to pose for the photograph as this may harm the bridge which is made up of roots of fig tree.
The aerial roots of fig tree is used to create a new railing for the bridge.
It is believed to be more than 300 years old and have been meticulously built by the Khasi tribe over the generations.
November is the best season to visit this attraction.
When the water recedes in the Thyllong river below you can go and have some images get clicked below this bridge as well.
The Thyllong river becomes a beautiful stream between November to February in Rivai.
There are some homestays in Revai as well as in Mawlynnong village which is 2 kms from here.