Named after the Living Root Bridges’ of East Khasi Hills , one of the greatest example of man-nature dependence; we are promoting sustainable tourism practices in India’s Northeast and Eastern Himalayas. The main activities of Root Bridge Foundation- a nonprofit entity- consists research, advocacy, awareness creation, policy level interventions, training, networking, consultancy and the facilitation of better community driven tourism models.
Our projects impact some of the most disadvantaged populations, including women and indigenous communities, who not only gain access to livelihoods, but also have a chance to redefine their identity and role in society.
Root Bridge’s Purpose
Root Bridge connects host communities to the tourism value chain by providing catalyst funding, capacity training, and a market link for small businesses supporting women, youth, and indigenous communities.
Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project (MSTDP)
Majuli Sustainable Tourism Development Project (MSTDP) is an initiative of Assam Tourism Development Corporation in association with Root Bridge Foundation to develop tourism activities that are beneficial for host communities and make Majuli, world’s largest River Island, a better place to live and visit.
The project is covering different areas of tourism and livelihood activities and trying to make tourism as an engine of development and livelihood. Majuli Island, located in the trans-boundary River Brahmaputra, is an incomparable beauty that stands against the time. The Island is facing massive destruction every year due to the erosion during the monsoon season. While according to statistics the Island comprised an area of 1256 square kilometres in the past, it has been reduced to a mere 515 square kilometres now.
For more details www.majulitourism.org
Majuli on Cycle : Root Bridge’s cultural immersion
in world’s largest river delta
Root Bridge Award 2017 presented to
Dhol maestro Bogai Bora Ojah
A cultural immersion initiative by the Root Bridge in association with Assam Tourism Development Corporation (ATDC) and ESAF, the Small Finance Bank, ‘Majuli on Cycle’ presented the soul of the world’s largest river Island, Majuli to a group of visitors including domestic as well as foreign tourists during this Rongali Bihu. Majuli on Cycle is the first curated carbon free storytelling tour ever conducted in the river Island
#ThoughtfulTravel to Northeast &
Root Bridge focusing on bringing out some of the unexplored places in Northeast and Eastern Himalayas. Our curated trips are aimed to give the travellers an authentic experience and learning. More over each journey develop in the context of a narrative.
We vouch for thoughtful travel and as such, try to include the local elements such as homestays, village visit, meals prepared in locally owned shops, day activities and being a part of the local festivals such as Bihu, Junbeel ,Hornbill etc. Each trip designed in a way that the traveller gets a deeper understanding of the place wherever he/she travels and the unique aspects of the culture, its people, its cuisine.
Contact us for a unique and off-beat experience like cycling in Majuli or a day in manmade forest of Padmasree Jadav Payeng. Being North east specialists, as storytellers, Root Bridge will unfold this wonderful world beautifully, and with due care.
Making you a great story teller
”Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller ”
Unlike many other places, North East India and Eastern Himalayas demands in-depth knowledge and expertise of the region to understand and enjoy its diversity in culture and life.
That is what we specialize in and the reason for our existence.
Bhaskar, Ajanta and Smita – Our help desk
Address for Communication
Root Bridge Foundation
Root Bridge House, No: 3, Laxmi Path bylane 8,
Jayanagar, Six mile,
Guwahati, Assam, India- 781022
Email: [email protected]