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7 Reasons To Visit Cherrapunjee - The Wettest Place In India

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Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, means 'land of oranges'. HolidayIQ Travellers list down reasons to visit the wettest town in India.

7 Reasons To Visit Cherrapunjee - The Wettest Place In India:

  1. Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  2. Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  3. Krem Mawmluh Cave, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  4. Thangkharang Park, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  5. Mawsynram, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  6. Nokrek National Park, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
  7. Mawsmai Falls, Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)

1. For The Double Decker Living Roots Bridge


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An unique examples of bioengineering the Double Decker Living Root Bridge, a root bridge, is located in Tyrna village near Cherrapunji. The two–tier bridge is more than 100 ft long.

HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Trivedi from Bangalore shares, “The Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Tyrna Village is surely not for the faint hearts. To reach the bridge, you have to walk all the way down one hill, cross two rope bridges and then climbing a bit uphill. The total distance is about 3 kilometres and the trek is quite strenuous. But the experience pays off every bit of the trek. I would suggest all to start early in the morning and take small breaks after a while. One can relax and bathe near one of the rope brides as the river there is charming. Also, there are home-stays at the valley near the double decker root bridge. One can have lunch before starting the return trek or spend the night there. Do not forget to hire walking sticks from the starting point. They are immensely helpful.”

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2. For Legend Behind The Hauntingly Beautiful Nohkalikai Waterfalls


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According to the legend a local woman Kalikai who remarried was horrified to discover that her new husband disliked her daughter. One day he killed and cooked her flesh, Kalikai after lunch discovered her daughter’s finger in the basket. Distraught with grief she jumped off a tall cliff. It is this 'fall of Kalikai' that has lent to Cherrapunji one of its prime attractions.

HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Ghosh from Bangalore shares, “Nohkalikai Waterfalls in Cherrapunjee is one of the chief attractions in Meghalaya. The view point from where the waterfall is visible is a beautifully decorated place. There are concrete stairs through which one can also get down to the base of the w

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3. To Explore Mystical The Krem Mawmluh Cave


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Krem Mawmluh Cave is the fourth longest cave in India. Apart from that the cave houses a pool  which is formed as a result of five different rivers finding their way inside the cave.

HolidayIQ Traveller Naresh Chandrashekhar from Chennai shares, “The cave is a must-go place in the evergreen city of Cherrapunjee. You can witness high levels of stalactites and stalagmites all through the path. However, the cave at times become steep and narrow, you get adequate light thanks to artificial lamps set at appropriate places. The unique thing here is the continuous sprinkles of water that drops from the outside, so be careful in taking photos without getting your lens wet.”

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4. For The Thangkharang Park


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HolidayIQ Traveller Shamili Sur from Kolkata shares, “Thangkharang Park is situated 12 km from Cherrapunjee. A small one way road slithers down a gentle slope, covered with trees. The best thing about the park is that it gives panoramic view of the plains of Bangladesh. It also overlooks the massive Kynrem falls, cascading down in three steps. The view from here is extraordinary and there is nothing to block it except for fog during the rainy season.”

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5. For Mawsynram - A Nature Lover's Dream


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Crowned as the wettest place on earth, adorned with picturesque waterfalls and lush green lands makes Mawsynram a dream destination for nature lovers.

HolidayIQ Traveller Chandra shares, “This is a great place to experience valleys and clouds and rains and so much more, a great destination for a rejuvenating road trip. The cold gushed winds and the complimentary weather, added with the hilly terrains would simply make the nature lovers go ‘WOW’ , there's a good amount of scenery on the way.”

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6. For The Nokrek National Park - One Of The Last Habitats Of Red Panda In India


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Nokrek has a remnant population of the Red panda. Nokrek is also an important habitat of the Asian elephants. The park had eight species of cats, ranging from tiger to marbled cat. This national park is rich in varieties of flora and fauna, which range from wild elephants and orchids to citrus-indica endemic and hornbill. In addition, pheasant, hollock, python and leopard cat, can also be spotted in this national park.

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7. For The Seven Sisters Waterfall


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Mawsmai Falls, the fourth highest waterfall in India, is located at a distance of few kilometres from Cherrapunjee. The height of this waterfall is 1,035 ft. This waterfall is also famous by the name of Nohsngithiang Falls.

HolidayIQ Traveller Amit Ghosh from Bangalore shares, “Popularly known as the Seven Sisters Waterfall, Mawsmai Falls in Cherrapunjee can be best viewed on a clear sunny day. On other days, it remains shrouded in heavy clouds. There are multiple streams of waterfall falling down from a large cliff. The view point is well maintained.”

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Snehal Raibole is a wandering wordsmith who loves meeting and sharing travel stories with fellow travellers. Being in perpetual love with beer, bikes, books, rock music and sleeping and on the lookouts for adventures, he lives for the adrenaline. Call him a life junkie if you will. Check out his twitter handle.

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