#4 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 4 km from Cherrapunjee Bus Stop, Nohsngithiang Falls is a picturesque waterfall located at Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. Also known as Seven Sister Falls and Mawsmai Falls, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in India and among the major places to visit in Cherrapunjee.
Located in the wettest place on Earth, Cherrapunjee, Nohsngithiang Falls is a seven segmented waterfall that cascades down from a height of 315 m (1,033 feet) and has an average width of 70 m (230 feet). The falls plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills only during the rainy season. The seven segments of the waterfalls symbolize the seven sister states in northeast namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya.
The best time to visit this place is during the monsoon, when the streams are flooded with water and flow down rapidly forming a perennial rainbow, which gives the spectacular views for the tourists. .....
#5 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 4 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Mawsmai Cave is a beautiful limestone cave located at Cherrapunji in the North East Indian state of Meghalaya. It is one of the most popular historical Caves in Meghalaya and among the best places to experience Cherrapunji Tourism.
Revered as one of the most popular and notable landmarks in Cherrapunji, the striking natural cave is flocked by visitors in great numbers. Mawsmai Caves are formed out of limestone and enjoy the distinction of being the only caves in Meghalaya that are lit enough so that the tourists can enjoy its natural formations. Though the caves are quite long, only a distance of 150 meters is open for tourists while the remaining section is closed. This magnificent natural wonder is the handiwork of years of natural erosion and underground water.
The cave has a spacious opening but it soon squeezed into a narrow path. The interior is spacious as far as the cave goes, and some of the halls inside look like .....
Adventure | Nature
#6 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 15 km from Cherrapunjee, the Double Decker Root Bridge is a living root bridge located at Nongriat village near Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. It is one of the prime tourist places in Meghalaya and among the most popular places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Crafted by the local Khasi tribes, the living root bridges of Nongriat village are one of the manmade wonders, dating back many centuries. This man made bridge is built by intertwining the aerial roots of Rubber Trees around a Betel Tree truck placed across a stream. The roots keep growing out and entwining the trunk and the bridge is elongated to the desired destination taking about 10-15 years to completion. The roots thicken over time and the bridge is further strengthened with stones, sticks, leaves, bamboos and other items serving the purpose for hundreds of years. This is the only means for the villagers to cross the streams to reach the other side.
There are two living root bridges in Nongriat, a single deck .....
#7 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 11 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Dainthlen Falls is a gorgeous waterfall located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. It is one of the popular waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the important places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Cascading down from a height of about 90 m, Dainthlen Falls is among the famous waterfalls in Cherrapunji which attracts large number of tourists every year. There is a small legend associated with the name of this fall. According to locals, there was a huge demon python by the name of Thlen who was drenched in greed and power. Some brave men caught the animal and destroyed its hood with a huge stone near this fall. Tourists visiting the waterfall can explore the natural rock carvings of the snake, which represent the symbol of evil, greed and corruption.
A few minutes of careful walk is required to reach the iron fence from where one will able to witness the gushing waterfall. There was no proper road to reach the viewpoint, it was bit tricky to .....
#8 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 3.5 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Arwah Cave is a huge cave located at Khliehshnong area of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. Known for its limestone formations and the fossils, it is one of the popular caves in Meghalaya and among the spectacular tourist places in Cherrapunji.
Surrounded by the thick forest of Law Shynna in Meghalaya, Arwah Cave is an absolute treat for adventure and archaeology junkies. The cave itself is significantly larger than Mawsmai but only a small part of the cave has been opened for tourists. It is about 300 meters which takes 20 minutes to explore. Arwah Cave was discovered until recently and was least explored. It is very dark and creepy inside especially when crawling through the narrow tunnels. There are many chambers and narrow passages in the cave.
Arwah Caves are known for their limestone formations and the fossils which are believed to be millions of year old. The explorers and adventure lovers have spotted various fossils in the .....
#9 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 7.5 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Nohkalikai is a scenic waterfalls located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Tucked in between evergreen rainforests of Khasi Hill, it is one of the most popular waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the prime places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Nohkalikai is the tallest plunge waterfall in India and the 4th highest falls in the World. The water cascades down from a height of about 335 meters into a pool. Strangely, the pool is as blue as the sky in winter and green in summer. The fall is fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of a small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season. Surrounded by enchanting lush greenery, Nohkalikai is a paradise for nature lovers and photo fanatics.
Noh Ka Likai means 'the leap of Likai' in local Khasi language. The name of the falls is attached with a sad story of woman named Ka Likai who remarried a man, who believed that she loved her daughter more than him. So one day while Ka Likai was .....
#10 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 1 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church is a catholic church in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Situated on Sohra - Shella Road, this is the oldest church in Meghalaya and one of the best places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Built in 1846 AD, it is the first Presbyterian Church in Meghalaya and also in North East India. The church was founded by Thomas Jones, the first missionary to the Khasi hills and the founder of the Khasi script. The church was destroyed in the great earthquake happened in 1897 and was rebuilt. Alongside stands the primary school established in 1843 by Thomas Jones.
The church looks grand due to its magnificent structure with a beautiful bell tower. The surroundings of this church and the church itself is absolutely breathtaking. There is a graveyard on top of a hill from which one can get magnificent views of the Nongsawlia area.
Timings: 8 AM - 4 PM
#1 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 98 km from Guwahati, 377 km from Dhaka, 414 km from Kohima, 420 km from Cooch Behar, 572 km from Siliguri, 594 km from Darjeeling, 631 km from Gangtok and 1116 km from Kolkata, Shillong is a mesmerizing hill station in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya in India. Shillong is the capital city of Meghalaya as well as the headquarters of East Khasi Hills district. It is one of the most picturesque hill stations in India and among the must include places in your honeymoon tour packages.
Perched at an attitude of 1496 m, Shillong is situated on a plateau bounded by the Umiam gorge on the north, Diengiei Hills on the northwest, and the hills of the Assam valley on the northeast. Shillong Peak is the highest point in Shillong with an altitude of 6449 feet. The city gets its name from the deity Shyllong or Lei Shyllong, who is worshipped at the Shillong Peak. The British fondly called Shillong the 'Scotland of the .....
Distance (From Cherrapunji): 54 Kms
Trip Duration (From Cherrapunji - Including Travel): 1-2 Days
#2 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 60 km from Shillong, 63 km from Nongkrem, 81 km from Cherrapunjee, 104 km from Mawlynnong, 107 km from Dawki, and 152 km from Guwahati, Mawsynram is a scenic village located in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. It is the wettest place on the earth and among the best places to visit in Meghalaya.
Situated at an altitude of 1400 m, Mawsynram is the rain lover's paradise as it receives the highest rainfalls in India. With 11,872 mm of rainfall received annually, Mawsynram beats Cherrapunji by a slender margin. Cherrapunji receives 11,777 mm of rainfall. The rains are so intense in Mawsynram that the villagers use thick grass to sound-proof their homes from the thunderous rain. The 'Maw' in Mawsynram is a Khasi word meaning 'stone'. It symbolizes the unique megaliths unearthed in the Khasi Hill area.
Apart from rains, Mawsynram is also known for lush green vegetation, floating clouds, roaring waterfalls and the colourful orchids. Mawjymbuin Cave, Mawlyngbna .....
Distance (From Cherrapunji): 81 Kms
Trip Duration (From Cherrapunji - Including Travel): Full Day
Hill Station | Nature
#3 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 30 km from Mawlynnong, 57 km from Jowai, 71 km from Nongkrem, 80 km from Shillong, 84 km from Cherrapunjee, 95 km from Mairang, 172 km from Guwahati, 205 km from Kamrup, 223 km from Morigaon, 265 km from Barpeta, Dawki or Dauki is a small town in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. Situated on the banks of Umngot River, it is one of the beautiful places to visit in Meghalaya.
Sandwiched between India and Bangladesh, Dawki is a border town in Jaintia Hills. It is also a major center of trade between India and Bangladesh. Dawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh which is mainly used for coal transportation to Bangladesh and also other places of India. The crystal clear Umngot River of Dawki is a major attraction that marks the natural separation between the Khasi and Jaintia Hills.
Besides being a trade hub, this small town is known for its immense natural beauty. Umngot River, Umngot Bridge, Jaflong Zero Point .....
Distance (From Cherrapunji): 84 Kms
Trip Duration (From Cherrapunji - Including Travel): Full Day
#11 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 24 km from Cherrapunji and 30 km from Shillong, Mawkdok Dympep Valley Viewpoint is a wonderful vantage point located on Shillong - Cherrapunji road in Meghalaya. Also known as Duwan Sing Syiem Bridge Viewpoint, it is one of the prominent places to visit in Cherrapunji.
A viewpoint for the Mawkdok Dympep Valley is the Duwan Sing Syiem Bridge, which provides a splendid panoramic view of the Valley. Built by the Forest Department, one has to walk down a number of steps to reach the viewpoint. This pristine valley is completely untouched by commercialization so the valley gives a surreal experience of nature to its visitors.
One can take photographs here by wearing the traditional Khasi Dresses. One must try the Zip-lining activity at the viewpoint, which provides an awesome experience like none other. There is also a cafe opposite to the viewpoint where visitor can have lunch or Maggi. Also, there are few shops around where one can get pretty good stuff like wooden .....
#12 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 7.5 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Wah-kaba falls is a seasonal waterfall located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Situated on Shillong - Cherrapunji Road, it is one of the popular waterfalls in Cherrapunji and among the best places to experience Cherrapunji Tourism.
The waterfall drops from a steep rocky side and plunges hundreds of meters down to a gorge. The water flowing through the falls is crystal clear but surprisingly the water tastes nasty. Situated right on the road side, it is easily accessible and needs a short hike to reach the waterfall viewpoint. Visitors can even go to the edge of the waterfall where one can see some safety barriers in place to prevent accidents. One should be careful standing on top of the waterfall as well, it's very windy everywhere. There is also a smaller waterfall on the way to the much bigger Wah-kaba.
The best time to visit the falls is during the rainy season. The entire area is rain fed and hence the glory of the falls depends .....
#13 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 17 km from Cherrapunji, Kynrem Waterfalls is a stunning falls located near Cherrapunji in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. Situated inside the Thangkharang Park, it is the 7th highest waterfalls in India and among the popular places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Falling from a height of about 305 m (1,001 feet), Kynrem Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in Meghalaya that cascades in three levels from the top of a hill. Like many other waterfalls of the region, the Kynrem Falls, too, flow in their full swing only during the months of Monsoon, and it is thus recommended to visit the falls just during Monsoon.
Usually, the tourists can get the best views of this waterfalls from a lookout deck within the Thangkharang Park, which was a peaceful little botanical garden containing some benches and picnic areas for relaxing. Situated 7 km further down from Thangkharang, there is a viewpoint on the road connecting Cherrapunji to Bangladeshi Border offers yet .....
#14 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 10 km from Cherrapunji, Thangkharang Park is a beautiful park located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Lying next to the Khoh Ramhah rock, it is one of the best places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Sprawling over 100 acres, Thangkharang Park houses various species of plants and trees. With a calm ambience and scenic locales, the park acts as a great resting place and a lovely picnic spot for the people of all the ages. Maintained by State Forest Department, the park has a green house, a beautiful little fountain and two viewpoints strategically built on two of the three rocks that impart a good view of Khoh Ramhah or the pillar rocks and the valley below. There is also a small bridge that helps one cross over to the other section of the park when the stream below overflows with water.
Apart from being a lovely spot to picnic, Thangkharang Park gains its maximum popularity for being a perfect panoramic viewpoint for the nearby Bangladesh plains, and also the Kynrem .....
#15 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 3.5 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Mawmluh Cave is an old cave located near Mawmluh, a small hamlet in Meghalaya. Locally known as Krem Mawmluh, it is one of the prominent caves in Meghalaya and among the top places to visit in Cherrapunji.
With a total length of over 7 km of cave passages, Krem Mawmluh is considered to be the fourth longest cave in the Indian subcontinent. The cave is situated at an altitude of 4,503 m and is definitely for adventure seekers. The entry to this cave is located at a height of 10 feet above sea level. Mawmluh Cave is known for the stalagmite formations and other rock formations that are found inside. Also, one can find a pool inside the cave, which is formed as an outcome of five different rivers discovering their way inside the cave.
The entrance is easily found by following the river behind the cement works of the Mawmluh Cherra Cements Limited, downstream for about 200 m to a point where the river disappears underground. It .....
#16 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 3 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Don Bosco Shrine is a catholic church located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Situated close to Ramakrishna Mission, it is one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Meghalaya and among the best places to visit in Cherrapunji.
The Don Bosco Church is dedicated to the saint Don Bosco. This is one of the biggest shrines as well as the popular attraction in Cherrapunji as it houses the relics of the Don Bosco saint. The construction of the shrine began two years after the canonization of Don Bosco. There were various reasons for which the work of this shrine was stopped. Difficulties of transportation, climate and finally World War II made the progress very slow. The building of the Shrine, which is 150 m in length and 50 m in breadth, was completed only in 1952. Since 1952 numerous pilgrims have visited the Shrine of Don Bosco every year.
Timings: 9 AM - 4 PM
#17 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 3 km from Cherrapunji Bus Stand, Eco Park is a park located in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Situated near Seven Sister Waterfalls, it is one of the popular and must visit places in Cherrapunji.
Eco Park was established in the year 2004 by the Meghalaya Government to facilitate tourists to enjoy the 'Green Canyons' of Sohra as well as the waterfalls that lie around it. The park is home to several hybrid and indigenous orchids in the Green House donated by Shillong Agri-Horticultural Society. The park houses children play area, monoliths, viewpoints, foot bridges, water conservation structures, and many shelters. There is a railing throughout the park which guides the way too.
The Park has a calm and peaceful atmosphere with the soft breeze blowing. Placed atop a plateau, this park offers nice views of the Sylhet Plains of Bangladesh. The southern corner of the Eco Park is the originating point of the popular Nohsngithiang Falls. There is a small eatery and souvenir .....
#18 of 18 Places to Visit in Cherrapunji
At a distance of 18 km from Cherrapunji, Rainbow falls is a serene waterfalls located near Nongriat village in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Situated near Double Decker Root Bridge, it is one of the famous waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the popular places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Secluded deep within the forest, the falls got its name because one will see small rainbow near the waterfall due to sun rays. The waterfall drops down into the pool wearing the natural rainbow sashay with pride. The path to Rainbow Falls though defined is not cemented and is a mix of alternating ascents and descents.
The trek to the Rainbow Falls starts from Nongriat Double Decker Bridge and it will take 1 to 2 hours to complete the trek. The Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Nongriat village is accessible only by trek from Tyrna village. One needs to reach Tyrna by bus or cab. It is a 3 km challenging hike which includes around 3500 odd concrete steps one way. The total trek takes around 5 to 6 hours .....
Most Asked Questions on Cherrapunji
Cherrapunji can be visited at any time through out the year, but September to May is the best time to visit Cherrapunji when the weather remains cool and pleasant. It's advisable to avoid a visit to Cherrapunji during the peak monsoon season.
Shillong usually takes 1-2 days to visit the most important tourist attractions. Cherrapunji can be mixed with near by wonderful destination like Shillong, Dawki, Jowai and Guwahati by adding few additional days to your trip.
Budget of Cherrapunji trip depends on the trip duration and category of hotel you choose for your stay along with the kind of vehicle you prefer. Cherrapunji tour packages offered by Trawell.in start from as low as INR 6000 per person for a 2D/1N trip and from INR 8500 per person for 3D/2N vacation.
Ensure to cover most important places to visit in Cherrapunji like Nohsngithiang Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Nongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Dainthlen Waterfalls, Arwah Cave, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church, etc. Shillong which is around 55 km from Cherrapunji and can be visited along with Cherrapunji.
Some of the famous items to buy in Cherrapunji are handicrafts, especially items made from cane and bamboo, orange flower honey, cinnamon and other spices.
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