"Wettest Place on Earth"

A Town in Meghalaya, India
1320 meters

Interest Measure for Cherrapunji

Ideal time to stay:  1 - 4 days

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Height(Altitude) of Cherrapunji from sea level:  4330 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  25.2599116°N, 91.7243849°E
Ecosystem:  Hill  

Food, Culture and Language at Cherrapunji

Food Availability:  Indian, Chinese 
Regional Language:  English
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Cherrapunji?

High above misty valleys and foaming rivers, ensconced in swirling clouds and perched on an escarpment, lies Cherrapunji (4,500 feet). This is a stunning location and the year-round rain earned Cherrapunji 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.

Today, climatic changes have edged Cherrapunji out of the topmost 'wet' slot, but it still retains its pristine beauty, its unusual facets, the perpetual clouds, and the perpetual mists…. Appropriately, Cherrapunji lies in the heart of the State of Meghalaya-the abode of clouds.
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9 Places to visit and Things to do in Cherrapunji

Double Decker Living Root Bridge at Cherrapunji

Double Decker Living Root Bridge

#Sight Seeing
Double Decker Living Root Bridge, a root bridge, is located in Tyrna village. Made using Indian Rubber Tree, also known as Ficus Elastica, this bridge is one of the popular attractions of the place. In addition, it is also considered as one of the unique examples of bioengineering.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Nohkalikai Waterfalls at Cherrapunji

Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1 hours
Seven Sisters Waterfalls at Cherrapunji

Seven Sisters Waterfalls

Seven Sisters Waterfalls (also known as the Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls) is 1 km south of Mawsmai village and derives its name due to the fact that the waterfalls are situated in a south westerly position and get illuminated by the sun from dawn to sunset. The vibrant colours of the setting sun on the waterfalls make it beautiful to behold.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 1.5 hours
Mawsmai Cave at Cherrapunji

Mawsmai Cave

Krem Mawmluh Cave, located at a distance of around half a kilometre to west of Cherrapunji, is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the destination. In the entire Indian sub-continent this cave is considered as a fourth longest cave with a height of 4,503 m. The entry to this cave is located at a height of 10 ft above sea level. In addition, there is a pool inside the cave, which is formed as a result of five different rivers finding their way inside the cave.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Dainthlen Falls at Cherrapunji

Dainthlen Falls

Just before reaching Sohra, a road to the right, leads one to the falls which is 5 kms away. The waterfall derives its name from a Thlen or a snake of gigantic size which dwelt in a cave. Legend has it that the people destroyed the snake in order to rid themselves of its reign of terror. Adjacent to the very spot where the Thlen was slaughtered lies the Dain-thlen Waterfalls. Natural rock carvings of the epi­sode draw visitors to see the image of the Thlen, the symbol of greed, cor­ruption and evil.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Kynrem Falls at Cherrapunji

Kynrem Falls

The highest waterfall in Meghalaya, it cascades down in three stages from the top of the hill and overlooks the Thangkharang Park. It is the 7th highest waterfalls in India. Monsoon is the best time to visit the place that is from june-july.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours

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