The so called ‘living bridge’ of Meghalaya is made of a fig trees

Meghalaya is a state in north-eastern India. It probably the wettest place in the world and once it received 25 meters of rainfall in a year – the world record! Living here poses unusual problems, not just keeping dry. Nearly all the rains fall in the summer monsoon. Rivers switch from gentle streams to raging torrents.

The living bridge.

They become wild and unpredictable an almost impossible to cross. The people living here have cultivated a cunning solution to the problem build – living bridge – made of a fig tree. It is a project spanning generations to complete. Unlike the people of Meghalaya, fig tree is considered an evil tree by Punan, where evil spirit reside.