Hanging Bridges are part of travel in north east India.
If one is exploring the pristine Siyom River wher it originates from Menchuka and Monigong. After a journey filled with twists and turns, it finally meets with the mighty Brahmaputra in Assam.
You might have heard about the famous Kabu Hanging Bridge and Paya Hanging Bridge, but did you know there are many other hidden gems waiting to be explored? There are steel suspension bridges like Kabu, Paya, and Patum Bridge. And, hold your breath, there’s a twin tree at Paya Bridge that is rumored to be 200-300 years old! Now, that’s something you don’t see every day.
But wait, there’s more! Don’t miss the confluence of Siyom and Siang, also known as Sangam, which is located nearby Boleng. And, here’s a fun fact – the locals call it Yongo and not Siyom. So, make sure you keep your ears open and learn some of the local lingo.
The highlight of your trip, however, is going to be the Along’s hanging bridge, which is made of ropes and bamboos. It’s 60-70 meters in length and offers easy connectivity for the tribal people to reach the hilly areas of the region. Walking over this bridge promises to enthrall and mesmerize you at the same time. Don’t forget to look down the river and marvel at the colorful fishes hopping up and down the river. Fishing and angling are popular activities here, so bring your fishing gear and try your luck.
Getting to Hanging Bridge Along is not a hassle. You can get a car or bus from different corners of the city. However, we recommend hiring a taxi or traveling by your personal transport as it gives you enough time to explore the nearby places. For other hanging bridges like in Pongging, one have to travel a bit far!