Cherrapunji is one of the marvelous gems of nature that is located in Meghalaya. High above misty valleys and foaming rivers, ensconced in swirling clouds and perched on an escarpment, lies Cherrapunji. This is a stunning location and the year-round rain earned Cherrapunji coveted entry long ago into the Guinness Book of World Records as the wettest place on earth, the place where the rainfall can be recorded in feet rather than in millimeters.It is a place to be explored that brings you closer to nature.
plains of Bangladesh
Nestled in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, the cliffs of this gorgeous town offers mesmerizing views of the plains of Bangladesh. One can witness the same from the top of the basket-shaped rock found in the Thangkharang Park and even from the nook of the routes that lead to the main town.
Double Decker living root bridges
Cherrapunji is an ideal place for trekking and soaking up the peace that nature offers. But what adds more thrill to this adventurous experience are the living root bridges located in the Tyrna village. The two-tier bridge is 100 feet long in length and is known around the world as the 150-year old man-made natural wonder, which is certainly one of the top attraction of Chirapunji.
The Seven Sisters Waterfall.
Waterfalls are the most gorgeous ones to witness in the town of Chirapunji . Also known as Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls, the best time to admire these multiple streams of water falling down from a large cliff is during a sunny day, as it mostly remains shrouded in clouds on the other days.Dainthlen Falls is also a great picnic spot nestled amidst the magnificent aura of nature. This is a place that soaks us with the bliss of serenity that surrounds the falls.
Mawsmai Cave is situated half a kilometer from the town is the most splendid place to be explored. These are the fourth longest caves in the entire Indian sub-continent, which also have a little pool inside formed by five different rivers.
Best time to visit Cherrapunji
Cherrapunji is perhaps the only place in India, which has just one season: the monsoon. The rainfall varies from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain. Another surprising fact about Cherrapunji is that it rains mostly at night. Day-to-day activity is not really disrupted by the rain.