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Cherrapunjee

(4000 Ft Above Sea Level)

Meghalaya | India
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Cherrapunjee is categorised as Getaways


Living Root Bridge (Nivalink Trip Dated - 1 March 2012)
Nohkalikai falls - Photo Courtesy Sayowais
Seven Sister Waterfalls - Photo courtesy rishav999
View of Bangladesh plains from Cherrapunjee (Photo Courtesy: PP Yoonus)

Reasons to Visit
  • Cherrapunji is one of the wettest place in the world, is 56 km southwest of Shillong
  • Cherrapunji is situated at an altitude of 1290 m above sea level and has an average rainfall of 1000+ cms annually.
  • Cherrapunji has monsoon season throughout the year and it rains mostly at night.
  • Cherrapunji is renowned for its limestone caves and orange honey. Its also visited for Living root bridges and bird watching.
  • Mawsmai Falls near Cherrapunjee is the fourth largest waterfall in India
  • The oldest Presbyterian Church in India is located here at Cherrapunjee.
  • 4.5 km long Krem Mawmluh Cave is near Cherrapunji is also visited
  • Cherrapunji is visited for walking, trekking, bird watching and a complete nature centric experience.
Recommendations
  • Wildlife and Bird watching Destinations in East and North East India"Cherrapunjee is located 56 kms from Shillong where 200+ species found here, migratory as well as resident. The species found here are different from elsewhere found in India and that's what makes it unique. Migratory birds here arrive from higher Himalayas, Tibet, China or even Siberia for winter nesting."
  • Destinations in India offering Rainforest Experience"One of the wettest places in the world. Cherrapunji is situated at an altitude of 1290 m above sea level and has an average rainfall of 1000+ cms annually. Cherrapunji has monsoon season throughout the year. Cherrapunji is renowned for its limestone caves and orange honey. Its also visited for Living root bridges, bird watching and its rainforest character."
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Shillong (51 kms), Guwahati (147 kms), Silchar (253 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Guwahati (147 kms), Silchar (253 kms)
  • Cherrapunjee is an Ex-Guwahati Getaway

Cherrapunjee has 2 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

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Destination Ideas

  • Bird watching in Cherapunjee
  • Cherapunjee Getaway
  • Walking and Trekking in Cherrapunjee

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    There are more than 200 species found here, migratory as well as resident. The species found here are different from elsewhere found in India and thats what makes it unique.
    Activity
    Bird Watching
    1
    View points within couple of kms of Cherrapunjee offers stunning views of the forests, valleys, waterfalls and plains beyond. Drive around is exhilerating. Neighboring Bangladesh is visible from some of the view points.
    View Point
    Valley Views
    3
    Nohsngithiang Falls (also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls) is a seven-segmented waterfall near Cherrapunjee (315 meters and 70 meters wide). It is one of the tallest waterfalls in India and therefore a popular tourist attraction all through the year.
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    4
    Living Root Bridges of Cherrapunji are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. This tree produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves. So an area that is one of the wettest places on earth and perennial rivers, living room bridges are important river crossing points for locals. Living Root Bridges are not found anywhere in India and are accessible via a 2 km trek. There is even a double decker living root bridge (requires full day trekking) which is one of its kind in the world.
    Adventure, Natural Wonders
    Trekking, Living Root Bridge
    4
    Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India (340 meters). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji and is a popular tourist attraction especially in monsoon and early winters.
    Natural Wonders
    Waterfall
    7

Destinations within reach from Cherrapunjee

  • Shillong ( 51 Km )

    Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the states bordering Assam and home to a lot of more

  • Guwahati ( 147 Km )

    Guwahati on the Brahmaputra River is the largest city in the North-East Region of India. It is a more

  • Silchar ( 253 Km )

    Silchar is a railhead and Airport at the Southern end of Assam. Silchar is a border town and more

  • Tezpur ( 280 Km )

    Tezpur is just 180 km from Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam. Tezpur is base point to more

  • Jorhat ( 434 Km )

    Jorhat is base town for many a plantations around the area and from where Gibbon Sanctuary and more

Average Day / Night Temperature of Cherrapunjee,Meghalaya,India

January
19°C / 5°C
February
24°C / 9°C
March
26°C / 11°C
April
25°C / 14°C
May
24°C / 17°C
June
25°C / 20°C
July
24°C / 20°C
August
24°C / 19°C
September
24°C / 18°C
October
24°C / 14°C
November
21°C / 10°C
December
19°C / 7°C

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Nearest Airport in Cherrapunjee
  • Shillong Airport ( SHL ) , Shillong-51 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Cherrapunjee
  • Guwahati ( GHY ), Guwahati-147 Kms
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