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Things to do in Cherrapunji for an Unforgettable Vacation

By Subramanya - August 6, 2020
Cherapunji

Cherrapunji, famous as the only place to witness the rainy season 365 days a year. This place, one of the rainiest places on the Earth, is approximately 56kms from Shillong. This mesmerizing piece of land almost looks like it is floating on a bed of clouds. Cherrapunji, a tiny town of Meghalaya in the East Khasi Hills, is the place to go if you want to explore the beauty of nature. Cherrapunji, apart from the greenery and the waterfalls around itself, it has a lot more to offer. We explore things to do in Cherrapunji in this article that will help you plan your itinerary for your vacation.

If you visit Cherrapunji during the monsoon season, you can enjoy a nice refreshing bath in the flowing water of the mountain streams, underneath the waterfalls, in the cool water springs and complete their day with a trek to the living root bridges. If you visit this place during the winter season, you can go on cave adventures, you can swim in the natural swimming pools, go river canyoning or just enjoy a warm campfire with a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate here. Despite the activities it offers all through the year, the best time to visit this place would be around June to October.

Top 7 Things to do in Cherrapunji

  • Double-decker living root bridge
  • Seven sister falls
  • Mawkdok Dympep Valley
  • Mawsmai Cave
  • Nohkalikai Falls
  • Mawsynram Village
  • Krem Mawmluh Cave

Double-decker living root bridge

This bridge, as the name suggests, is made of the living roots of trees. The view from this bridge is spectacular. The path to the bridge itself is around 4000 steps. But, the journey to the double-decker bridge is absolutely worth the efforts. Once you walk over the bridge and look down at the glistening flowing water, the feeling you get is inexplicable. You can dip your feet in the water to experience the natural fish spa in this place. You would never want to move.

Double-Decker root bridge
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As beautiful as this place sounds, it is not advisable for people with pre-existing conditions like knee or heart issues as the trek to this place is absolutely exhausting. Also, travellers are advised to set aside an entire day for this as this much would be optimum to finish the trek while enjoying the views it has to offer. This is one of the best things to do in Cherrapunji.

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Seven sister falls

One of the most famous attractions in Cherrapunji. This place gains its name from the view it flaunts. This place is located approximately 1km towards the South of Mawsmai Village. From this viewpoint, one can witness the seven segments of the river flowing down the Khasi limestone hills. The backdrop of the overflowing water from the waterfall along with the greenery and the clouds around, this place has an absolutely enchanting view of the hills around. Nearby are the Polo Orchid Resorts, one can view the waterfalls and also enjoy the views of the plains of Bangladesh. Visiting this place is one of the best places to visit if you’re in Cherrapunji.

Seven sister falls, Cherrapunji
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Mawkdok Dympep Valley

This amazing valley is situated along the route from Shillong to Cherrapunji. This place is one of the highlights of Cherrapunji because of the cross-sectional view of the valley one can get from here. In this valley, they have also arranged for two zip lines which traverse from one end of the valley to another giving you one of the biggest adrenaline rushes of your life! At least for the terrific zip line views, one should definitely put this place on their bucket list of “top mesmerising things to do in Cherrapunji”.

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Mawsmai Cave

The path inside these caves is absolutely uneven and extremely narrow. One has to exercise caution while trekking in these caves. But the view inside is absolutely worth the effort. The natural Stalactites, the natural fossils and walls of limestones make it a completely different experience. With the water dripping in the walls, it makes it riskier inside. Although, it is sufficiently lit inside, so you can enjoy the view of the natural Stalactites and stalagmites. If you want to add such once in a lifetime kind of experiences in the pages of your travel stories, then this is one of the best things to do in Cherrapunji.

Mawsmai Cave, Cherrapunji
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Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai falls, one of the most beautiful falls in these mountain ranges has a splendid view from the top. But, surprisingly, the view gets even better when you go to the last step of the waterfalls. It is advised that the visitors visit these falls early in the morning to catch the beautiful sunrise. Also, when the clouds pass through you here, it is absolutely mesmerizing. This is the perfect spot to enjoy the serenity of nature in Cherrapunji.

Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji
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Mawsynram Village

Mawsynram, famous as a rain lovers’ paradise, is also famous for the huge and majestic natural stalagmite formation which is in the shape of a Shiva Linga ( A famous Hindu Deity ). Closely competing with Cherrapunji, this place earns the tag of the “wettest place on the earth”. The locals here pad their roofs with thick grass to soundproof their homes from the loud and thunderous rains. The clouds are so dense and so close to the ground here that, one can almost taste, feel, smell the clouds here. Also, seeing anything beyond 4 feet ahead of you would count as a challenge here. Don’t you think this would be an interesting place to be? Visiting this village must definitely go on your bucket list of must-visit places in Cherrapunji.

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Krem Mawmluh Cave

This cave is approximately half a kilometre from the hamlet of Mawmluh. This cave is almost 4503 meters long making it one of the longest caves in Indian Subcontinent. The trek to the cave is absolutely breathtaking. There is also access by the river there. The river, upon entering the cave, makes small pools of water. Open sky above you, small puddles of water and narrow passages make it a very interesting experience. This cave also flaunts its natural Stalactites and Stalagmites.

Also read: Caves in Meghalaya

Surely, Cherranpunji has a lot of interesting things to offer. If you are planning to visit northeast anytime soon reach to travel consultants from Pickyourtrail and also check out their packages page for exciting itineraries. You can also drop a Whatsapp enquiry for further details.

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