Cherapunji is a nature lover's paradise. There are lush forests and cascading waterfalls to explore. It is the perfect place for a hike and a photographer's delight, with surprises around every bend and turn. The most wondrous sights are the Living Root Bridges, some of which are several centuries old. These clever structures are created by threading the rubber tree's roots found on the riverbanks into the hollow canes of the Areca nut palm and guiding them towards the opposite bank. After years of tending, the roots grow long and strong. The people then carefully connect these overgrown roots to the roots of trees on the other side. The structures form bridges that the local people use to cross the river, which get swollen and dangerous during the incessant rains.
Cherapunji, with its unique geographic features, is a perfect destination for adventure activities. Zip-lining is very popular with tourists. You can zip line at over 1200 feet and enjoy the splendorous vies of magnificent hills and verdant valleys. Nature camping amongst the greenery and rippling waterfalls is also a unique experience. You can stargaze at night through the dense foliage.
Cherapunji is truly a unique destination and should be on every serious traveller's must-do list.