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Are you someone who loves the monsoon? Do you feel like drenching yourself in the misty rains whenever you see it on a screen? Well, there is one place that can satiate your thirst to enjoy a majestic rainy season. Welcome to one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunji!

Located in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya, India, Cherrapunji, has become a popular tourist destination for families and solo travelers alike, because of its mesmerizing waterfalls, living root bridges, and caves.

Largely populated by the people from the Khasi tribe, Cherrapunji plays a huge role in justifying the tag “Scotland of the East” given to the state of Meghalaya.

So, if you are planning to book your Cherrapunji holiday packages in 2024, here’s all you should know before embarking on the journey. 


Best Places to Visit in Cherrapunji


Here are just a few of these highly recommended top places to visit in Cherrapunji.

Living Root Bridges
Jingkieng Nongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridge or just the Double Decker Root Bridge, call it whatever you may. Tucked away deep in the verdant forests of Cherrapunjee, the Double Decker Bridge is a spectacular and one of the most popular tourist spots to visit in Meghalaya. The 20-meter-long bridge is a creative fusion of engineering and nature. Beneath the bridge is the Umshiang River. No Cherrapunji travel agency would skip highlighting a visit to this place in their Meghalaya tour packages

Cherrapunji has no dearth of waterfalls in the region. So, if one is getting a special mention in the list of places to visit in Cherrapunji, then it says something about it. Falling from a height of over 1100 fts., the Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunji is the third-highest waterfall in India and is unquestionably one of the must-visit spot when you set out to explore Cherrapunji. The best part about Nohkalikai Falls is that you don’t really have to align your Cherrapunji holiday packages with the monsoon season to witness the grandeur of this waterfall. The splendour of this spot can be appreciated all year round.  

Explore the mysterious underground world of Mawsmai Cave, a limestone cave system that offers an exhilarating experience. Lit by strategically placed lights, the cave's stalactite and stalagmite formations create an enchanting atmosphere. Guided tours are available for those seeking insight into the geological wonders of the region.

It is understandable if you are wondering why a valley is listed in top places to visit in Cherrapunji. But, to understand that you really need to be here and experience it firsthand. On our way from Shillong to Cherrapunji, you come across this expansive, lush valley that appears quite striking against the backdrop of cool, cloudy skies. A great option for adventure seekers and nature lovers, the Mawkdok Dympep valley is a perfect place to take a quick break from your drive and just unwind amid nature’s laps to explore Cherrapunji in a more intricate way. 

Arguably, the most famous tourist place in Cherrapunji is the Seven Sisters Falls. A mesmerizing sight featuring seven segmented waterfalls plunging from the cliffs. The falls are best experienced during the monsoon season when they are in full flow, creating a spectacular display of nature's grandeur.

Things to Do in Cherrapunji


Enjoy Boating on the Umngot River
Experience boating in the cleanest river in India. Located in the small village of Dawki in the Jaintia Hills at the India-Bangladesh border is the beautiful and crystal clear Umngot river. Ask any Cherrapunji travel agency and they’d recommend you to take out at least one day from your trip to spend quality time with your loved ones at this lovely place. 

Experience Local Living at Mawlynnong
From the cleanest rive in India to the cleanest village in Asia, welcome to Mawlynnong. A community-based ecotourism project in which the whole village worked together to create and keep the region clean, Mawlynnong is a small village in Meghalaya that is well worth seeing for tourists. It boasts some of the most breathtaking natural beauties, including lush green valleys and incredibly clean roads. Additionally, Mawlynnong is well-known for its live root bridges, tribal residents who have a 100% literacy rate, and gracious hospitality. So, when you set out to explore Cherrapunji, make sure to spend some time in this village to experience local hospitality and typical tribal lifestyle.

Come Face-to-Face with Nature at Eco Park
Established specifically for tourism purposes by the Meghalaya government, Eco Park is a fabulous area where one can spend some leisure time with their loved ones. The place is a gem for nature lovers and bird enthusiasts as it houses an astounding variety of orchids. The peak offers stunning views over the Sohra (official name of Cherrapunji) valley and the lush hills scattered with waterfalls. The Eco park's biggest USP is the view-point from where one can enjoy views of the massive, plain yet exotic Sylhet Plains of Bangladesh.

Relish the Local Taste at Sohra Market
Enjoy authentic Khasi Culinary whileyou explore Cherrapunji by visiting the Sohra Market. Here, you will find local vendors showcase a variety of Khasi delicacies such as Jadoh (rice and meat dish), pickled bamboo shoots, and more. Engage with the friendly locals and savor the authentic flavors of Meghalaya Honeymoon packages.

Tips for Affordable Cherrapunji Vacation Deals 


To ensure your travel is seamless and memorable, consider these invaluable tips:
 
Best Time to Visit Cherrapunji
When a place is known for being the wettest region on Earth, you would want to be here during its full show, viz., during the monsoons (June to September). However, several of the Cherrapunji vacation deals recommend post-monsoon and pre-monsoon months (Oct-March) as the ideal time to visit Cherrapunji, in order to avoid road closures and other travel obstacles. 

Strictly Respect the Local Culture
Cherrapunji is a small village with people not really associated with the modern terms of world’s functioning. They abide by their local cultural ethics and expect the same from visitors arriving there. 

Pack Smartly
A lot of walking might be involved when you set out to explore Cherrapunji. So, it is highly advised to pack sturdy and comfortable shoes, along with comfortable wear.

Plan a Budget and Stick to It
Some of the best ways to make sure you don’t go beyond your planned budget for the trip are by opting for budget-friendly tour stays in Cherrapunji and considering local transportation for a more authentic experience.

Experience Local Vibe
One of the best ways to know a place is by immersing yourself in the local lifestyle. So, to have the best Meghalaya holiday packages, try local cuisine, attend cultural events, and interact with locals to get a true sense of the destination.

Stay Informed and Be Safe
Kiomoi always advises its guests to stay updated on any travel advisories or safety concerns for their destination. Additionally, it is always recommended to follow some basic safety steps, such as being aware of your surroundings to ensure safety and avoid displaying valuable items openly.

Ensure Responsible Tourism
To properly explore Cherrapunji, it is very important to travel responsibly, especially with regard to littering and respecting the natural environment. To make the best of Cherrapunji vacation deals, ensure the preservation of Cherrapunji's pristine landscapes for future generations.
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    Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a captivating destination known for its lush green landscapes and abundant waterfalls. Some of the top attractions to visit in Cherrapunjee include: - Nohkalikai Falls: One of the tallest plunge waterfalls in India, offering mesmerizing views of the surrounding valleys. - Mawsmai Cave: Explore the ancient limestone caves with impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations, providing a unique underground experience. - Living Root Bridges: Witness the living root bridges of Cherrapunjee, a marvel of bioengineering created by intertwining the roots of ancient trees.
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