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About Cherrapunjee

Situated in the East Khasi Hills District at an elevation of about 1484 meters and facing the plains of Bangladesh, Cherrapunjee is the traditional capital of the Hima State. It is also known as ‘Chura’ or ‘Sohra’ and is called as the ‘land of oranges’. Cherrapunjee is the second wettest region of the world and is registered in the Guinness Book of World Record for receiving the maximum amount of rainfall in one year, August 1860 to July 1861, and the highest in one month, July 1861. It is mostly inhabited by the Khasi Tribes since the 16th century and came under the British rule in 1888. Cherrapunjee is famous as ‘Living bridges’, where the Khasi tribes makes bridges of the tree roots that take about 10-15 years to built but sustain for about 100 years. Although Cherrapunjee has rainfall throughout the year, however, the best time to visit Cherrapunjee is between the months of September and October when the rainfall is mild and tourists can enjoy the views of city.


How to Reach

By Air
Nearest Airport is Shillong, 51 kilometers away. Buses & Taxis are available for onward journey.

By Rail
Nearest Railhead is Guwahati, 147 kilometers away. Buses & Taxis are available for onward journey.

By Road
Cherrapunjee is on the national road network.

Best Time to Visit

It remains comfortable throughout the year with May being the wettest month. Rain lovers can and should visit this town then and enjoy the downpour.

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ATTRACTION

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Double Decker Living Root Bridge
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Located in the Tyrna Village, this a root bridge made using the Rubber Tree root also known as the Ficus Elastica. It is one of the most popular tourist attract

Eco Park
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Giving a beautiful view of the plains of Bangladesh, Eco Park in Cherrapunjee has been created on the plateau by the Meghalaya Government. Tourists can also see

Krem Mawmluh Cave
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This cave is considered to be the fourth longest cave of the Indian Sub-Continent with a height of about 4500 meters. Located half a kilometer from the west of



 

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Orange Roots
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Halari Restaurant
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7 Sisters Falls View inn & Restaurant
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Sky Grill Restaurant
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EVENTS/FESTIVALS

Wangala Festival
It is celebrated in the month of November, mostly by Garo tribes and is regarded as the ‘100 drum festival’. Wangala Festival is celebrated to rejoice the new harvest of the year and is dedicated to deity Misi Saljong. The celebration goes on from two-three days to sometimes till a week

SHOPPING AREA

Although one will not find much shopping outlets in Cherrapunjee, however, Cherra Bazar is definetly an attraction for buying souvenirs and small decorative items made by locals. Also, Cherrapunjee is famous for Sayang and Saflang fruits which are served in Banana leaves, and are a must try of this area.

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Camping is a recreational activity popular since 20th century where people set up a small portable tents, caravans, motor homes, etc to stay. Primitively campin

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Mountaineering is an adventurous and thrilling sport but it also tests your endurance and mental toughness. Despite all the precautions, some mishaps can always

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