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Fishermen and Traditional Fishing Nets, Fort Cochin, Kerala, India

Les filets de pèche traditionnels à Fort Cochin, première étape de notre ballade en Inde du Sud

from Atlas Obscura

The Root Bridges of Cherrapunji

Long ago, the War-Khasis people of Meghalaya in northeastern India began forming the roots of the rubber tree into bridges that would give them passage over the river. The root bridges are extraordinarily strong and because they are alive and still growing, the bridges actually gain strength over time—and some of the ancient root bridges used daily by the people of the villages around Cherrapunji may be well over 500 years old.

Cochin is the largest city in the state of Kerala and it is an important harbor city for trade in gold, textiles and fish. At one time, many spices were also traded here.