Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji

Located around 50 Kms from Shillong, Cherrapunji is also known as Sohra. It is also the wettest place on the Earth and the most popular place for its double-decker living root bridge as well as its rich flora and natural attractions. It receives the maximum recorded rainfall in a calendar year. Here you will also explore the natural wonders including cave formations such as the Mawsmai Caves and KremPhyllut as well as the Mawylyngnong (Asia's cleanest village). Enjoy the food and culture of the village and rest assured that you will have a great experience during your Cherrapunji tour.

If you are a nature lover and love a long drive, then you must try road trips through Cherrapunji and explore the misty valleys and the waterfalls. We must say that the scenic view of the valley and waterfalls such as the famous Nohkalikai Waterfalls will take your breath away. How can you overlook the town of Dawki at the border with Bangladesh? It provides a delightful clear water boating experience in the winter season.

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Best Time To Visit Cherrapunji

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Summer- (March-May)- Usually Cherrapunji receives a moderate amount of rainfall so you should avoid this season to visit this place. This is not a good time to visit this destination.

Monsoon- (June-September)-It receives rainfall throughout the year. Usually, the temperature drops down and it ranges between 12°C and 16°C. This is also not the right time to visit Cherrapunji during the monsoon season due to heavy rain.

Winter- (November- February)- During this season, Cherrapunji receives low temperatures along with rains. The temperature drops down to as low as 5° Celsius, but the average temperature remains around 15°Celsius. It is the best time to visit Cherrapunji.

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By Air- Guwahati airport is the nearest one at a distance of 181 km away from the city. You will find regular flights from Assam, New Delhi and Kolkata to Guwahati. You can hire a taxi from the airport to reach your destination.

By Train- Guwahati railway station is the nearest one at a distance of around 180 km from Cherrapunji. This railway station is well-linked to various cities and you will find regular trains operatefrom major regions. Then you can hirebuses and taxis from the railway station to reach your destination.

By Road- The road connectivity is well and you will regular state buses run between Shillong and other regions of Assam and Meghalaya to reach Cherrapunji. There are also private busesor taxis for people that operate from different cities in the country.

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Place to visit

Double Decker Living Root Bridge


This place is surrounded by lush, green forests. When you are planning for the Cherrapunji tour, you will also explore the splendid JingkiengNongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge or Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridge orthe Double Decker Root Bridge.The most important thing is this bridge is made of Indian Rubber Tree and it is popular for its large size (kilometers long and placed at a height of 2400 feet). Undoubtedly, it is a perfect mix of nature and engineering and the Umshiang River flows beneath the bridge. You will also enjoy a Nature walk, trekking, camping, and photography.

Place to visit

The MawkdokDympep Valley


Situated at the beginning of the Sohra circuit, this valley view is a required stop for tourists traveling to Cherrapunji.You will find endless panoramas of the verdant valley and this is a short walk down the road. Especially in monsoon, it offers a breathtaking view of clouds. It is one of the well-knownCherrapunji tourist places. Experience nature walk, trekking, and photography.

Place to visit

Dainthlen Waterfall


There is no doubt that Cherrapunji is the best place to visit. When it comes to Dainthlen Waterfalls, it is one of the most visited places in Cherrapunji. You will see natural rock carvings nearby thatnarrate the story of a ‘thlen’ or a python. It is a gorgeous work of nature and is just 5km from the city. You will enjoy Bathing, swimming, picnic, trekking, and photography.

Place to visit

Kynrem Falls


Situated at a distance of 12 Kms and encircled by lush greenery, the waterfall is an outstanding waterfall to visit. It is located in the vicinity of ThangkharangPark and is shadowed by the East Khasi hills district.It is well-known as the 7th highest waterfall in the countryfalling from a height of 305 meters. It is a great place to visit and enjoy the flowing water and the nearby view.

Place to visit

KremMawmluh Cave


There are various amazing and mysterious caves in Cherrapunji. It has many natural caves with stalagmite and stalactite formations.Mawmluh Caves or KremMawmluh is one of them that you must visit. It is located behind Mawmluh-Cherra Cements Ltd., lower, Sohra-Laitkynsew Rd. The river disappears beneath the ground which will give you anexclusive experience to stride through the alien-looking cave!

Place to visit

MawsmaiNongthymmai Eco Park


This is one of the highly suggested tourist places in Cherrapunji to explore especially during the monsoon. The Mawsmai Eco Park is handled by Meghalaya Tourism. It provides the most scenic views of the Green Canyons of Cherrapunji and the far-off Sylheti Plains of Bangladesh. It is the perfect place for familiestopicnic and indulges in photography.

Place to visit

Wakaba Falls


It is one of the must-visit waterfalls during Cherrapunji sightseeing. All you need to take a short trek of about 400 feet that will take you to this heavenly spot with the tiered waterfalls. You will witness the red stone cliffs with the forest greenery that makes an ideal backdrop for the waterfalls. Everyone should visit this place that is perfect for everyone. You will enjoy Trekking, nature walks, swimming, bathing, and photography.

Place to visit

KaKhohRamhah


KaKhohRamhah is also known as a huge rock presenting an imposing shape that looks like a huge cone. You will also see an enthralling waterfall that passes through the rocks and gives a graceful look. Apart from the views and the strangeness, enjoy the sound of the waterfall. It can be the best place for adventure seekers and photography buffsto experience a thrill.

Place to visit

Arwah Caves


Situated in the green and lush Law Shynna forest, it is one of the newly discovered caves in Meghalaya. This is yet to be explored by tourists. It is rich in limestone formations and has many marine fossils (in the form of fish, dog skulls, and other objects) dating millions of years. Experience the strangeness around the cave. It is the best place for explorers and adventure seekers and the cave's formations are naturally bent and cut to easily move through.The stalagmites and stalactites formations are located in a specific area of these caves. The interiors of this cave are amazing like paintings on canvas.

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Cherrapunji is a beautiful Place. There are many things to do here with your families, couples, and friends. From adventure and sightseeing to street shopping to discovering the culinary culture- you will have many options to experience.

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Cherrapunji is an amazing place to visit. It boasts attractive architecture, cleanliness and a calming combination of traditional and modern multi-storey buildings. You will get a chance to get into its history and its cultural heritage. You can take the help of a professional tour operator to make your Indoor tour stress-free.You should also have a proper plan and information about this place before heading. Carry a map with you to make it easy for you.

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