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1. Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Must visit 4.7 /5

25 km
from city center
1 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

Hidden deep in the lush, green forests of the wettest place in India: Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya; one can find the magnificent Jingkieng Nongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge; more commonly known as the Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridge or simply just the Double Decker Root Bridge.  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. It is 3 kilometers long and placed at a height of 2400 feet! A unique attraction and quite an innovative mix of nature and engineering. The Umshiang River flows beneath the bridge.

2. Dawki

Dawki
Must visit 4.5 /5

35 km
from city center
2 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

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. Dawki is a small town in the Jaintia Hills and is a border town between India and Bangladesh. The small town, besides being a trade hub is also famous for its tourism, with many people flocking to the town in order to experience a boat ride in its famed Umngot River and enjoy the nearby sights and sounds. People also come here directly from Shillong for a day trip.

3. Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Nohkalikai Waterfalls
Must visit 4.3 /5

3 km
from city center
3 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

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. Tucked in between the evergreen rainforest of the Khasi Hill and flowing with all its majesty and might, the falls plunges into a lagoon that is as blue as the afternoon sky.

4. Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong
Must visit 3.6 /5

24 km
from city center
4 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

Also located in the East Khasi district, this village has won the title of Asia's cleanest village in 2003 and India's cleanest village in 2005. This village is also referred as God's own garden.

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5. Mawsmai Cave

Mawsmai Cave
Must visit 4.3 /5

7 km
from city center
5 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

Just half a kilometer from Cherrapunji these caves are the most prominent of the tourist hubs. Considered to be the fourth longest caves in the entire Indian sub-continent, the highlight of these caves is a little pool formed inside as a result of five different rivers joining here.

6. Mawsmai Falls

Mawsmai Falls
3.2 /5

8 km
from city center
6 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

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.

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7. The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View

The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View
3.2 /5

16 km
from city center
7 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

Basically a view point developed by the government. It lies at the beginning of the Sohra tourism circuit.

8. Mawsynram

Mawsynram
3.2 /5

12 km
from city center
8 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

A village close to the main city of Cherrapunji, Mawsynram gives Cherrapunji a run for its money with a neck to neck competition for the title of the wettest place on earth.

9. Dainthlen waterfall

Dainthlen waterfall
3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
9 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

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.

10. Krem Phyllut

Krem Phyllut
3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
10 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

Located south of Cherrapunji, this place is a major tourist attraction owning to the caves it has.

11. Nokrek National Park

Nokrek National Park
3.2 /5

129 km
from city center
11 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

This is a famous park of the state. Located nearly 45km from Tura, it is boasts of a wide variety of flora and fauna.

12. The Eco Park

The Eco Park
3.2 /5

7 km
from city center
12 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

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.

13. Nongsawlia

Nongsawlia
3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
13 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

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.

14. Thangkharang Park and Ka Khoh Ramhah

Thangkharang Park and Ka Khoh Ramhah
3.2 /5

8 km
from city center
14 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

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.

15. Khasi monoliths

Khasi monoliths
3.2 /5

32 km
from city center
15 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

The Khasi Monoliths are located in close proximity to the Mawsmai Falls. These are amazing underground mazes and passages of age old caves.

16. Wakaba Falls

Wakaba Falls
3.2 /5

4 km
from city center
16 out of 16
places to visit in Cherrapunji

Another scenic fall located in this area.

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How can I commute within Cherrapunjee?

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How much does a package cost for Cherrapunjee?

The packages for Cherrapunjee start at INR 6292 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top sightseeing places in Cherrapunjee?

The top sightseeing places in Cherrapunjee are Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Dawki, Mawlynnong, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawsmai Cave, Krem Phyllut.
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