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Frequently Asked Questions About Cherrapunji

What is the Best Time to Visit Cherrapunji?

Cherrapunji, also know as Sohra, is beautiful throughout the year, with each season expressing an unique beauty. Although the dried up grasslands during winter portrays an unique beauty, but, the waterfalls and lakes are in their most attractive form during summer (monsoon).

What is Special About Cherrapunji?

There are many unique things that makes Cherrapunji (or Sohra) a special place in India. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram witness the highest amount of rainfall in the entire world. Cherrapunji houses the unique creative bridges made out of living roots, called as living root bridges. Apart from that there are numerous spots of natural beauty and adventure activities in the region.

What are the main Sightseeing Spots in Cherrapunji?

The main sightseeing spots near Cherrapunji are:
  • Living root bridges: There are numerous living root bridges in Meghalaya. Some are in Cherrapunji, and some are in Mawlynnong. Cherrapunji houses the famous double decker living root bridge, where two platforms are stacked on top of each other. One extra day is needed to cover the sightseeing of living root bridges, as trekking is necessary to access those places. The living root bridges are one of the wonders of human creativity.
  • Nohkalikai waterfalls: Nohkalikai is the tallest plunge waterfalls in India.
  • Mawsmai Cave: Meghalaya houses nine of the ten longest cavses in India. Mawsmai is one of them.
  • Seven Sister waterfalls: Seven Sister waterfalls is one of the beautiful waterfalls in India.
  • Rainbow waterfalls: It is only accessible though a trek, and is one of the beautiful waterfalls of Cherrapunji (Sohra).
  • Mawlynnong: Mawlynnong is the cleanest village in Asia, situated around 80 kilometres away from Cherrapuji. Apart from the beauty of the village, there are a couple of living root bridges, and a bamboo skywalk in the village.
  • Dawki: Dawki and Shnongpdeng are the adventure oriented place of Meghalaya. Dawki lies in the border of India and Bangladesh, and houses a very old suspension bridge from British era. The beautiful Umngot river, with crystal clear water, flows through Dawki. Shnongpdeng, a village nearby Dawki, offers adventure activities for tourists such as boating, kayaking, zip-lining, rock climbimg, plunge jumping, riverside camping etc.
  • Mawsynram: Maysynram is known as the rainiest place on Earth. Situated around 80 kilometers away from Cherrapunji, Mawsynram offers some scenic beauty of rainy landscapes and cloud-claddes hills. It also houses a few caves.
  • Krang Suri Waterfalls: Krang Suri Waterfalls is famous for its crystal clear blue water. Krang Suri is in Jowai, which is situated around 100 kilometers away from Cherrapunji.

How far is Cherrapunji from Guwahati?

Cherrapunji is nearly 160 kilometers away from Guwahati, and 60 kilometers away from Shillong.

How do I reach Cherrapunji?

You will have to reach Cherrapunji by road from either Shillong or Guwahati.

How many Days are Required for Sightseeing of Cherrapunji?

To cover all of the local sightseeing in and around Cherrapunji, you will need at least 4 days. This will include one day for local sightseeing in Cherrapunji, one day for trekking and sightseeing of living root bridges, one day for Mawlynnong and Dawki sightseeing, and one day sightseeing of Krang Suri waterfalls in Jowai. Additionally, you can add one more day for sightseeing of Mawsynram, the rainest place on earth.

How do I Plan a Trip to Cherrapunji?

It is advisable that you plan your trip to Cherrapunji at least two months before the journey date. The accommodation is not very abundant in Cherrapunji, however, in case of shortage of accommodations you can change your daily travel itinerary from Shillong. But, daily transfers from Shillong would definitely take up a lot of time. To get some idea about the itineraries, do check out our tour packages available for Cherrapunji

Is there snowfall in Cherrapunji?

No, there hasn't been any record of snowfall for a long time in Cherrapunji.

What Should I wear in Cherrapunji?

We have prepared a dedicated webpage for your travel luggage checklist. Do check important things to carry on your tour to Northeast India.

Is permit required to visit Cherrapunji?

No. As of now, no permit is necessary to visit Meghalaya.

What is the rainiest place on Earth?

Mawsynram and Cherrapunji witness the highest amount of precipitation in a year in the entire world.

Where can I find living root bridges?

Living root bridges are in Cherrapunji and Mawlynnong, Meghalaya.

What is the tallest plunge waterfall in India?

Nohkalikai waterfalls in Meghalaya is the tallest plunge waterfall in India.

Where is the longest cave in India?

The top ten longest caves are situated in northeast India. Nine of them are in Meghalaya.

What is Krang Suri waterfalls famous for?

Krang Suri waterfalls is famous for its crystal clear blue water.