Cherrapunji or Cherrapunjee is located at a distance of 56 kms from Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya and is considered to be the rain capital of the world. It is now known as Sohra situated at a height of 4, 823 ft. It is the headquarters of Khasi and Jaintia province, and is also known for the roaring sounds of the waterfalls that captivates tourists from different corners of the world. Apart from waterfalls, there are valleys and deep gorges, located at few distance from Cherrapunji. Its the world’s wettest regions and best place for rain lovers.
Some of the most interesting places of Cherrapunji tourism:
The Limestone Caves:
This is a very beautiful park that is situated at a distance of about 12 km from Cherrapunji and it generally houses a sanctuary for many different species of birds. At the same time, it also offer spectacular views of the plains of Bangladesh.
Other popular places are Eco park, Mawsmai Caves, Kper Syiem Sohra, Sa-I-Mika Park, Ramakrishna Mission, Khasi monoliths, British Cemetery, David Scott memorial and Dainthlen falls.