Cherrapunji is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is credited as being the wettest place on Earth. Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra or Churra, means "the land of oranges". The cliffs of Cherrapunji also offer stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh.
How to reach by road:
Cherrapunji is not too far away from Shillong. It will take somewhere around an hour and a half to reach from Shillong. The frequency of buses from Shillong is good and available a few minutes apart.
Here are a few routes you could probably take:
- Via NH 40 and SH 5- 53.7 km- 1 hour 22 minutes.
- Via SH 5- 57 km- 1 hour 30 minutes.
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Sight-seeing and trekking are the major activities for tourists visiting Cherrapunji. You can visit the Seven Sisters falls or the Nohkalikai falls, go trekking.
The trek to the living route bridges is one of the best trekking options available here.
Shopping in Cherrapunjee: Cherrapunjee is known for its handicrafts, especially items made from cane and bamboo.
- Nohkalikai Falls is naturally the top destination in Cherrapunji. The breathtaking waterfalls is the tallest plunge waterfall in the country falling from a height of 1115 feet and it is the fourth highest in the world.
- Mawsmai Cave:Mawsmai Cave gives you a thrilling experience exploring in darkness not knowing for how long you had been crawling.
- Dainthlen Falls is located nearly 5 km from the city.Being a soft waterfall, you may not hear the roaring sounds of water.
- Thangkharang Park is located 12 km from the city. Overlooking the Kynrem Falls, the park is located on the edge of a cliff. The 180 degree view of the Bangladesh plains are beautiful. So are the views of the majestic hills and the seventh highest waterfalls, the Kynrem Falls.
- Nohsngithiang Falls is the 4th highest waterfalls in the country. It falls down from 1035 feet height. As seven streams flow down the plateau, the falls is called Seven Sister Falls.