After this visit we resumed our walk to our objective. The route took us to two wire stay bridges over turquoise green rivulets. We also crossed a small but very sturdy single root bridge and soon after many up and down climbs / descents reached the Nongriat village at about 0700 hrs.
|Emerald Green Water down the Steel wire bridge|
|Walking on Steel Wire bridge is Tricky but safe|
|Way down from The Nongriat village|
|A Small but Beautiful Water Fall feeding the River under Double Root Bridge|
It was just a wow scene to look at Double Decker root bridge. Some people have worked for generations weaving the roots of a single rubber tree at two levels and created a root bridge having not one but two carriageways on two bridges one over the other. Welcoming us also was a small waterfall with its sparkling clean and cold water. This water fall feeds the small river that flows under this bridge. The fall was very inviting and we did have a plan to take a dip but that had to wait for our photography session to finish.
|With Our Guide post the Trip|
|Yeh, We did it. Leaving for Cherrapunjee Resort post Trip|
The reason was, since we changed our plan and dropper Jowai trip in Jantiya hills in southern Meghalaya, famous for multiple monoliths mounted in memory of dead worriers or persons (vertical for man and horizontal for woman) or to commemorate some major victory or event, we had to compensate. The nearest Monoliths are present at beginning of the road leading to Mawsami caves.
We visited a small set of Monoliths, both horizontal and vertical, tall and not so tall, crowned (signifying memory of a king) and uncrowned. They are inside two enclosures either side of the road and they are well preserved. A visit is must if Jowai is not part of itinerary to get a glimpse of Jantiya culture.
|Monoliths enroute to Mawsmai caves|
Nohkalikai falls, one of the perennial falls of this place was the next in our visit. Noh-ka-likai means Jump of Ms Likai. There is tragic story associated with this fall and I will leave that story for every one to find when they visit this place. Needless to say that this story has given rise to many poems, etc in local language. Another important information is tallest plunge water fall at a fall of 340 meters though from the view point made for this fall it does not feel so but if the fall is viewed from the beautiful pond that has got generated (due to this falls) the extent would be evident.