Trending activities Description Things to know Photos Map Attractions Nearby destinations Activities

CHERRAPUNJEE

World India Meghalaya Cherrapunjee
4.1 ( 4 )
Rate this destination

Cherrapunjee or Cherrapunji - The Rain Capital of the World is the Guiness world record holder as the wettest place on earth, Cherrapunjee is a small town in the East Khasi Hill district in Meghalaya. 58 kilometers from Shillong, Cherrapunjee is embellished with plentiful showers, swirling clouds and warm sunshine making it a perfect destination to relinquish your difficulties and admire the pastel grey skies and floral enchantments of unimaginable hues the city has to offer to its travelers.

Cherrapunjee is also known as Sohra. Cherrapunjee was originaly called as Sohra, but British changed it to "Churra" which became Cherrapunjee in time. Amidst the aesthetic orchids and alluring waterfalls what is really surprising about Cherrapunjee is despite being credited as one of the rainiest places on earth most of the rail falls during the night leaving daily activity uninterrupted.

There are numerous waterfalls in an around Cherrapunjee, including Dainthlen waterfalls, Nohkalikai waterfalls, Nohsngithiang waterfalls and Kynrem waterfalls. The Living Toot bridges, Mawsmai caves, pillar rock and Sohra market are some of the other tourist attractions.

There are many trek routes around Cherrapunji, the most famous of them all is the "Double Decker Living Root" bridge in Nongriat village starting from Tyrna. One of the most scenic sight this place has to offer is the 'Double decker living root bridge' trek that provides a wonderful fusion of nature and adventure. The countless waterfalls like the seven sisters, Kynrem, Nohkalikai and the city's charismatic valleys painted with mist and dew are sure to take your breath away. The flora and fauna are said to dance to the rhythm of the rain that makes Cherrapunjee a botanist's dream and a photographer's absolute delight.

August is typically believed to be the best time to visit. So if you want a break from the city lights and busy streets schedule your next trip to Cherrapunjee, relax yourself with a cup of local tea and watch the city cast a romantic spell that will sure leave you breathless. Nearest airport is located in Shillong and tourist can come by road via Guwahati.

Cherrapunjee - THINGS TO KNOW

Category
Hill-station, Scenic, Adventure
Languages
Khasi, Garo, Bengali, Nepali, Hindi & English
Altitude
1314m
Best time to visit
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Nearby railway stations
Nearby Airports
India Meghalaya Cherrapunjee

TRAVEL TIPS (0) Recent

Write a travel tip
POST
Be the first to give a tip or leave a comment
Get Routes
travel guide
places to see
Between 0 to 100 kms
All Categories
Adventure
Hills
Jungle
Beaches
Art & History
Religious
Sort by

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

places to see
From  ₹ 4130 3 Hours
places to see
Kasol and Kheerganga Trek
 Himachal Pradesh
From  ₹ 3490 3 Days
places to see
From  ₹ 3290 2 Days
places to see
Saddle Peak National Park Hike
 Diglipur, North Andaman
From  ₹ 2990 9 Hours
places to see
Kodachadri Trek
 Bengaluru
From  ₹ 3290 2 Days
places to see
Rupin Pass Trek
 Uttarakhand
From  ₹ 14175 8 Days