High above misty valleys and foaming rivers, ensconced in swirling clouds and perched on an escarpment, lies Cherapunji at an altitude of 4,500 feet.
This is a stunning location and the year-round rain earned Cherapunji coveted entry long ago into the Guinness Book of World Records as the wettest place on earth, the place where the rainfall can be recorded in feet rather than in millimeters.
History Of Cherapunji
As in days gone by, the faces of Cherrapunji change not with the seasons, but with the pattern of rainfall. The heaviest downpours span approximately five long
Places to Visit Around Cherapunji
- Double Decker Living Root Bridge. 3.7. 25 kms. from city center.
- Krem Phyllut. 3.2. 7 kms. from city center.
- Mawlynnong. 3.6. 24 kms. from city center.
- Dawki. 4.0. 35 kms. from city center.
- Mawsmai Cave. 4.3. 7 kms.
- Nohkalikai Waterfalls. 4.3. 3 kms.
- The Eco Park. 3.2. 7 kms.
- Mawsmai Falls. 3.2. 8 kms
Best Time To Visit Cherrapunji
Cherrapunji is perhaps the only place in India, which has just one season: the monsoon. The rainfall varies from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain. Another surprising fact about Cherrapunji is that it rains mostly at night. Day-to-day activity is not really disrupted by the rain.
How To Reach Cherrapunji
Cherrapunji is around 58 km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. A steep motorable road, almost perpetually bathed in mist as it climbs upwards on the last lap, leads up to Cherrapunji. Buses and taxis ply to Cherrapunji from Shillong.
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