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    Best time to Visit Cherrapunji: Jan,Oct,dec

    Category : Nature Explorer: Nature Explorer,Caves Exploration,Forest/Wildlife,River/Lakes/Waterfront

    Duration(days) : 2 Days

    Description

    Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is one of the wettest places on the planet and the only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. It holds the record for most annual rainfall of any place on earth in 1974.

     

    Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra or Churra, means ‘the land of oranges’. 

     

    Cherrapunji is famous for its living root bridges, which can bear 50 people at a time and are spectacular to watch.

     

    Cherrapunjee is at a distance of 55 kms from Shillong. The cliffs of Cherrapunji also stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh.

     

    Trekking, river canyoning, rock climbing, camping - are some of the activities that have gained popularity in Cherrapunji.


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    NohKaLikai Falls Cherrapunjee

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    One of the most photogenic waterfalls in India, Nohkalikai, is the fifth highest waterfall in India. It is located about seven km away from Cherrapunji. The water plunges from a height of 1,100 ft with great force and carving a waterhole which remains blue in the winter and turns green in the summer months. There are many things to do when visiting the falls like trekking, camping, bird watching, landscape photography, swimming and angling. The best time to visit the Nohkalikai Falls is in the months of September and October when the skies are relatively clear.
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      Nohsngithiang Falls / Seven sisters falls / Mawsmai Falls

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      Plunging from a height of 315 meters, Nohsngithiang Falls is a wonder near Cherrapunjee. It has the reputation of being the fourth highest waterfalls in India. The waterfalls are also known as the seven sisters fall due to seven segment in the entire journey of falls. Like Nohkalikai Falls, Nohsngithiang falls are a pride of Meghalayan tourism and make for a wonderful place to visit when in Cherrapunjee. Surrounded by thick covers of rainforests with clouds hovering around its peak, Nohsngithiang Falls are quite a spellbinding view. The vibrant colors of the setting sun adds to its beauty.
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        Living root bridges / Double Decker Root Bridge

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        Double Decker Root Bridge is amongst the premier attractions of Cherrapunji. It is situated in the Tyma Village. Basically, it is a 100 feet long, two-tier living root bridge. It gets across at least 50 people or more at one point of time. The living root bridges of Cherrapunji aren’t built — they are grown over hundreds of years, in the rainforest of Cherrapunji. They are alive, growing and gaining strength over time. It is a breathtaking sight to see such unique natural structures.
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          Mawsmai Caves / Mawsmai Limestone Caves

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          Mawsmai Cave gives you a thrilling experience exploring this dark, narrow cave. Located just 6 km away from the heart of Cherrapunjee Mawsmai cave is a breathtaking maze of caves in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. These beautiful caves are well lit and are one of the popular attractions.
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            Dainthlen Waterfalls

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            Dainthlen Waterfalls is located close to Cherrapunji, near Rangjyrthej village. Legend goes that the people of the land killed a big snake that lived in the cave nearby. The rock carvings seen here of the snake are said to represent the symbols of evil and greed. Being a soft waterfall, you may not hear the roaring sounds of water falling but still, the atmosphere is electric.
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              Mawkdok Valley / Mawkdok Dympep Valley View

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              Mawkdok Dympep Valley View point is built by the forest department for tourists to enjoy the natural beauty of the valley. There is option for Ziplining for adventure enthusiasts.
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                Eco Park

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                Eco Park offers a breath taking view of Sylhet Plains of neighboring Bangladesh. You will find several varieties of hybrid and indigenous orchids in the green house in the park.
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                  Thangkharang Park

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                  Thangkharang Park lies at a distance of 12 km from Cherrapunji. The park is located on the edge of a cliff and provides 180 degree view of the Bangladesh plains. It also provides beautiful views of Kynrem Falls and Khoh Ramhah rock.
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                    Khoh Ramhah / Motrop (Giant conical rock) / Basket of the Giant

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                    It is an enormous stone resembling a Khasi basket. Local people of Cherrapunji believe that a giant used to carry this huge stone and hence its name, Khoh Ramhah or the Basket of the Giant.
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                      Mawsynram

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                      Mawsynram has provided tough competition with Cherrapunjee, on claiming to be the wettest place on earth. It receives 12m of rain annually. This lush green village at a distance of 15 kms from Cherrapunji. Click here for all the places to see in Mawsynram
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                        Cherrapunjee is at a distance of 55 kms from Shillong.