Kaziranga National Park welcomes you to the Home of the Longest Living Root Bridge at Pynursla.
Located in the wilderness of the East Khasi Hills, Pynursla is a small town located around 60km from the capital city of Shillong in Meghalaya. Pynursla is the last town on the way to Mawlynnong and Dawki. The last available petrol bunk is at Pynursla so its always advisable to refuel before visiting Dawki. The people of Pynursla belong to the Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya.
From point of tourist interest, Pynursla is not yet very popular with visitors which makes it an ideal destination for visitors wanting to enjoy the natural calm of Meghalaya. Pynursla has many Living Root Bridges at its vicinity with the most noteworthy being the Longest Living Root Bridge that spans over a length of 50m. To reach the Longest Living Root Bridge one has to start trekking from the local village down into the forests. The total trek time is around 2 hours. Just immediate opposite to the Longest Living Root Bridge is another old Living Root Bridge.
Another important spot near Pynursla is the village of Wahlynkhat. Wahlynkhat is located a few minutes ahead of Pynursla. A popular trek at Wahlynkhat is the Living Root Bridge Trail where visitors get the opportunity to sight 10 nos. of Living Root Bridges along a trek of 10km. The virgin forests and unadulterated landscape of Wahlynkhat along this trek makes it an ideal destination to spot the Engineering marvels of the Khasi Tribes i.e. the Living Root Bridges. At the Wahlynkhat village, the density of the Living Root Bridges is the highest in Meghalaya numbering 15 living root bridges in a square kilometer area. In this trek, one has to trek downhill from Wahlynkhat village through 10 root bridges at Nongblai and further proceed to climb a ridge to Rngain. Visitors also get an opportunity to cross a Khasi Sacred Grove forest along this trek. However, one has to be careful as this trek terrain is tricky with several uphill and downhill climbs.
The area around Pynursla is also home to many number of unexplored caves of Meghalaya. Two among them are popular among tourists.
So why wait?! Plan your visit to the Home of the Longest Living Root Bridge ~ the tinsel town of Pynursla, Meghalaya, Incredible India!
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