Things to Do in Cherrapunji

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Earlier the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, also known as Sohra. Located around 50 Kms from Shillong, this sub-divisional town is famous for its rich flora and natural attractio (Read More)ns. The misty valleys and the waterfalls in the region make a long drive through Cherrapunji ideal for those who love road trips.

Here is the list of 15 Things to Do in Cherrapunji

1. Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Double Decker Living Root Bridge
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One can find the magnificent 3 kilometers long Jingkieng Nongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge hidden deep in the lush, green forests of Cherrapunji. This area is famous for root bridges made of Indian Rubber Tree, but the Double Decker Bridge is the most famous of all due to its large size at a height of 2400 feet!

2. Serene Boat Ride in Dawki

Serene Boat Ride in Dawki
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A beautiful river with crystal clear waters, Dawki is one of the most picture-perfect spots you'll find in Meghalaya. Travellers love spending a day outing here, especially boating in the pretty surroundings.  Many people flock to the town in order to experience a boat ride in its famed Umngot River and enjoy the nearby sights and sounds.

3. Nohkalikai Waterfalls - Tallest Waterfall in India

Nohkalikai Waterfalls - Tallest Waterfall in India
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The fourth highest waterfalls in the world, Nohkalikai falls plunge some 335 meters from a verdant cliff to the ground giving the portrayal of immense and natural magnificence. The pride of the state of Meghalaya, the falls are one of the most beautiful and grand waterfalls in the country.

4. Mawlynnong - Asia's Cleanest Village

Mawlynnong - Asia's Cleanest Village
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Mawlynnong is a small village situated around 90 km from Shillong in the East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya and is also known as God's own Garden. It was declared as the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 by Discovery India which certainly which makes it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Indian state.

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5. Mawsmai Cave

Mawsmai Cave
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Meghalaya is home to some amazing and mysterious cave systems and Mawsmai Cave is by far the most popular of the lot. Located just 6 km away from the heart of Cherrapunjee. The well lit caves are a view to behold when the glistening lights meet with the limestone to create countless hues and patterns of light.

6. Mawsmai Falls

Mawsmai Falls
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These are the highest waterfalls in India. At 1,035 ft the falls are also known as the Nohsngithiang Falls. Such a tourist landmark needs no introduction at all.

7. The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View

The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View
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Basically a view point developed by the government. It lies at the beginning of the Sohra tourism circuit.

8. Weekend Trip to Mawsynram

Weekend Trip to Mawsynram
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Known For : Mawsmai Caves Mawsmai Falls Nohalikalai Falls

Acknowledged as the wettest place in the world, the mesmerizing village of Mawsynram, located 61 kms south of Shillong is a nature lover's delight and the perfect destination for a weekend trip. Mawsynram trounces Cherrapunjee by a slight margin in being the wettest place in India.

Best Time: September to November

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9. Explore the Dainthlen waterfall

Explore the Dainthlen waterfall
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These are one of the most popular falls of Cherrapunji - even for the locals. Legends have it that in the caves near the falls an evil snake was once killed. There are carving on the rocks and caves nearby.

10. Admire the Orchids at the Eco Park

Admire the Orchids at the Eco Park
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Created in the plateaus of Meghalaya by the state government, it is a great attraction for locals as well as tourists. The Shillong Agri-Hoticulture has given this park many beautiful orchids which are housed in the Eco park's green house.

11. Nongsawlia

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About 2 km from south of Sohra, this is one of the most visited sites by tourists. A large number of tourists from all around the world flock this site to see the great work by Welsh Missionaries.

12. Thangkharang Park and Ka Khoh Ramhah, Cherrapunjee

Thangkharang Park and Ka Khoh Ramhah, Cherrapunjee
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Located almost 13km from the city, it is a park under the State Forest Dept. The Khoh Ramhah Rock (in the shape of an upside down basket) is what tourists come and see.

13. Tour the Caves of Krem Phyllut

Tour the Caves of Krem Phyllut
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Located south of Cherrapunji, this place is a major tourist attraction owning to the caves it has. There are three different entrances to the caves and two separate river passages within.

14. Nokrek National Park

Nokrek National Park
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The main attraction of the town of Tura, the Nokrek National Park is just 2km from the town. The Nokrek National Park is located close to the National Citrus Gene Sanctuary-cum-Biosphere which has some of the rarest animals and trees species.

15. Eat at Orange Roots

Eat at Orange Roots

The local cuisine of Cherrapunji is rich, refreshing and zesty and one must indulge in it. Pork momos and Jadoh along with rice cooked with pork blood are the specialty of this region. Rice beer is a compulsory drink in celebration and ceremonies, religious or otherwise.

This post was published by Avneet Kang

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