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.
Nearest Airport is Shillong, 51 kilometers away. Buses & Taxis are available for onward journey.
Nearest Railhead is Guwahati, 147 kilometers away. Buses & Taxis are available for onward journey.
Cherrapunjee is on the national road network.
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.... read more...
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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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