When we think of the wettest place in India, Cherrapunji is the first destination that comes to our mind. Nestled in the heart of Meghalaya, the town lies at a distance of 50 km southwest from Shillong. Cherrapunji is truly mesmerizing. The unusual facets and the pristine beauty of the place appeal all tourists. Cherrapunji is the only destination in the country that experiences rainfalls all throughout the year. The abundant flora and fauna, scenic parks, spectacular waterfalls, and majestic caves add charm to the untouched beauty of the destination.
Major Attractions of Cherrapunji:
If you are visiting Cherrapunji for the first time, the following list of attractions will help you during the excursion.
Mawsmai Cave: Does nature has its dark side too? Well, Mawsmai Cave will let you experience nature’s darkness. An exploration of the caves offers you a thrilling experience. There is a light system too which lit up occasionally. When lit, it adds magic to your discovery as the lighting lets you view the minute details of this majestic cave.
Nohkalikai Falls: Falling from the top, Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunji looks truly spectacular. Falling from a height of 1115 feet, this plunge waterfall is considered to be the fourth highest in the world. Captivate your eyes with the views of the plains of Bangladesh.
Thangkharang Park: Situated 12 km from the city, Thangkharang Park overlooking the Kynren Falls looks breathtaking. Located on the cliff, a stroll around the park will let you view the captivating hills and the KhohRamhah rock appears spectacular.
Dainthlen Falls: Lying at a distance of 5 km from the city, the views of Dainthlen Falls is a visual retreat for travelers. History reveals that the natives of the land killed a snake that lived nearby the cave. The rock carvings here depict the symbols of greed and evil.
Sightseeing Places Long List:
Cherrapunji is the paradise for those who like to enjoy rain. The long list of Cherrapunji sightseeing places include a visit to mesmerizing waterfalls, wonderful caves, temples, churches and amazing valley. Check the list below.
Nohkalikai Falls Mawsmai Cave
Wakaba Falls Seven Sisters Falls
Sa-I-Mika Park KaKhohRamhah
MawkdokDympep Valley Kynrem Falls
Eco Park Nohsngithiang Falls
Dain-Thlen Falls Don Bosco Shrine
Thangkharang Park Noh-Sngithiang Falls
Tombs of Welsh Missionaries First Presbyterian Church
Khasi monoliths Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Henceforth, take some time out of your busy schedule and get closer to this majestic land on earth.