Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India

Cherapunji, Shillong

Cherrapunji

Meghalaya, India

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 overlooks verdant gorges. In the surrounding hills, the Noh-Kalikai, Dain-Thlen and Kynrem waterfalls plunge from forested clifftops. South of town, Mawsmai Cave is illuminated to show its stalagmites.

Cherrapunji Travel Tips

Respect the local culture , don't forget to carry warm clothing for winter minths of November-March.

Rain coat & Umbrella is recommended due to heavy rains expected in summer months.

 

 

Cherrapunji Facts

Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. This is most popular due to the area receiving the most rainfall in the world.

Cherrapunji is a small town found in Meghalaya state in northeast India. It's located about 54km southwest of Shillong, the state capital.

The town is situated high atop the Shillong plateau, in the East Khasi hills. This plateau averages about 1,480 m above sea level and lies as much as 1,000 m above the floors of the surrounding valleys. The town itself sits at an altitude of 1,260 m above sea level.

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

To get to Cherrapunji town, you can hire taxis from Paltan Bazaar bus stand in Guwahati or get a pre-paid taxi from the airport itself. Technically, the Umroi Airport (91 km) near Shillong is the nearest airport to Cherrapunji.

Train
Train By Train

Guwahati acts as the nearest railhead to Cherrapunji. Although it lies at a distance of 181 km from this region, bus serviceor taxis can be availed from the railway station. Guwahati railway station is well connected to the entire country and regular trains carry passengers to and fro.

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Car By Road

Buses for Cherrapunji leave from the Sohra Bus Stand in the Bara Bazaar area of Shillong.

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Top Attractions

Living Root Bridges

Located in the thick tropical forest of Meghalaya, cloaked with rain during most parts of the year, are the fantastic man-made cum natural wonders of the living root bridges. Created by the people of the Khasi tribe, these roots grow from the ancient rubber trees s...

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Living Root Bridges

Nohkalikai Falls

According to local legend, in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from Nohkalikai Falls, there lived a woman named Likai who found she had no choice but to remarry following the death of her husband. Ka Likai (Ka is the prefix given for the female gende...

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Nohkalikai Falls

Mawsmai Cave

Mawsmai Cave is located at a short distance from Sohra and is an easy attraction to access and explore. There are some places inside the cave where you will need to squeeze around and crawl – and this adds to the experience of cave exploration. The Mawsmai ca...

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Mawsmai Cave
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