Cherrapunji

Country - India

State - Meghalaya

District - East Khasi Hills

Elevation - 1,484 m (4,869 ft)

Population (2011)

 • Total - 14,816

 • Density - 397/km2 (1,030/sq mi)

Languages - Khasi, English

Time zone - UTC+5:30 (IST)

Telephone code - 03637

Precipitation - 11,777 millimeters (463.7 in)

Cherrapunji Tourism

Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. It's known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees. To the northeast, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point forgets green chasms. In the bordering hills, the Noh-Kalikai, Dain-Thlen and Kynrem falls dive from forested clifftops. South of town, Mawsmai Cave is illuminated to show its stalagmites.

History of Cherrapunji

As in days gone by, the faces of Cherrapunji change not with the seasons, yet with the pattern of rainfall. The heaviest downpours cover approximately five long months-from May up until September. The clouds after that are dark and menacing, full blown with rainfall, which descends earthwards with the stinging force of a whiplash.

Throughout these months, Cherrapunji is transformed into a sea of tiny, gushing rivulets. The raindrops beat incessantly on rooftops and treetops creating a compelling tattoo of awesome sounds, which cannot be savored anywhere else but in the Northeastern states. These are likewise the 'record-making' months, which contribute to records such as the magnificent 22,987 mm of rainfall in 1861. The annual average rainfall of Cherrapunji stands today at 10,871 millimeters. Barely 10 kilometers from Cherrapunji stands the town of Mawsynram, which has actually snagged away the heaviest rains document, with 12,163 millimeters of rainfall.

With the passage of September, the rhythm of the rain-its major pressure spent-changes to a gentle patter. As well as the Khasis and also various other homeowners of Cherrapunji, the flora, and the fauna respond to the change in the Rain God's mood. Soft pastel shades begin to appear in skies that were gray all day and rainbows that are a photographer's delight begin to make unexpected guest appearances.

Best Time to Visit to Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is perhaps the only place in India, which has just one season: the gale. The rainfall differs from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain. An additional surprising truth concerning Cherrapunji is that it rainfalls primarily in the evening. Day-to-day activity is not really disrupted by the rain.

Tourists Attractions of Cherrapunji

Titled as one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunji is replete with many tourist attractions to explore.

  • Mawsmai Cave – Offering a thrilling experience, the cave is a wonderful work of nature.
  • Krem Mawmluh Cave – The fourth longest cave with a pool inside it formed because of five different rivers.
  • Nohkalikai Falls – Tallest plunge waterfall in India which presents a sight to behold during monsoon.
  • Double Decker Living Root Bridge – Presenting a unique example of bioengineering, the two-tier bridge is almost 100-ft long.
  • Seven Sisters Falls – Falling from a height of 1033 feet.
  • Dainthlen Falls – A large number of potholes make the waterfalls look splendid.
  • Krem Phyllut – A number of caves make it one of the popular tourist attractions.
  • Thangkharang Park – Located on the edge of the cliff, the park overlooks the Kynrem Falls.
  • Eco Park – To witness charming blooming orchids.
  • Kynrem Falls – Towering mountain waterfall visible from the road.
  • Motrop or Khoh Ramhah – Cone-shaped rock formation which was once believed to be a giant’s basket.
  • Dawki – A small border town known for the famous River Umngot and crystal clear waters
  • Mawlynnong – Asia’s cleanest village.
  • Mawsmai Falls – Highest waterfall in India.
  • The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View – A viewpoint offering astounding scenery of the surroundings.
  • Nongsawlia – Great work by Welsh Missionaries make the place one of the most visited sites.
  • Mawsynram – A village who has now earned the title of the wettest place on the planet.
  • Khasi Monoliths – Passages of the age-old caves.
  • Nokrek National Park– A park with a wide variety of flora and fauna.