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Cherrapunji Tourist Guide - World Wettest Place – Famous Land of Oranges in India

Cherrapunji Tourist Guide - World Wettest Place – Famous Land of Oranges in India

Cherrapunji Tourist Guide - World Wettest Place – Famous Land of Oranges in India
  • Location: Meghalaya,India -793108
  • Altitude: 1,484 m
  • Longitude: 91.7308° E
  • Latitude: 25.2717° N
  • Nearest Airport: Guwahati airport
  • Nearest Train Station: Guwahati Railway station
  • How to reach: By Flight: Guwahati airport is the nearest major airport to Cherrapunji. It is located 181 km from the city. There are direct flights available to Cherrapunjee from Kolkata. the airport receives flights from Kolkata only and that too, with very low frequency. By Train: Guwahati acts as the nearest railhead to Cherrapunji. Although it lies at a distance of 181 km from this region, bus service or taxis can be availed from the railway station. Guwahati railway station is well connected to the entire country. The railway station is located about 150 kilometres from Cherrapunji and is one of the busiest railway stations in the country. It is well connected to all parts of India. Tourists can get direct transportation from the station to Sohra

Cherrapunji Tourist Guide - World Wettest Place – Famous Land of Oranges in India

 

Cherrapunji Tourist Guide: Overview

Cherrapunji is a popular tourist destination of India which is known as second largest wettest place in the world. This sub-divisional town of East-Khasi Hills region is located in Meghalaya State, India.   Cherrapunji the historic name Sohra is more commonly used and alternative spellings are Cherrapunjee and Charrapunji) is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra or Churra, means ‘the land of oranges’. It is a popular tourist destination because of its pristine and natural beauty.

 

 

What is unique in Cherrapunji and why?

Cherrapunji is denoted as world second wettest place in the earth and world famous city for having maximum rainfall throughout the year.  Cherrapunji city comes in count in unique destination because it have live bridges which is made by their locals. These roots are trained by the Khasis to grow in such a manner as be in the form of bridges on the top of a river. These bridges are an amazing alternative to wooden bridges that dwindle with so much rain falling on them.

 

Why you must visit Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji is most famous city of Meghalaya which is known as wettest city of India. Cherrapunji has many waterfalls, living bridges, limestone caves and sight scenes to enjoy.  The place is quiet unknown from the travel point of view but Cherrapunji is a great place to visit. Beautiful waterfalls like are Dain Thlen Falls (5 km away), Nohsngithiang Falls and Nohkalikai Falls are easily accessible from Cherrapunji.

 

 

How to reach Cherrapunji

By Flight: Guwahati airport is the nearest major airport to Cherrapunji. It is located 181 km from the city. There are direct flights available to Cherrapunjee from Kolkata. the airport receives flights from Kolkata only and that too, with very low frequency.

 

By Train: Guwahati acts as the nearest railhead to Cherrapunji. Although it lies at a distance of 181 km from this region, bus service or taxis can be availed from the railway station. Guwahati railway station is well connected to the entire country. The railway station is located about 150 kilometres from Cherrapunji and is one of the busiest railway stations in the country. It is well connected to all parts of India. Tourists can get direct transportation from the station to Sohra

 

Best time to visit Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is one of the wettest places on the planet and the only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. The town of Cherrapunji is nestled in the East Khasi Hills about 50 km southwest of the state’s capital. Best time to visit Cherrapunji is between the months of October and May.

 

Rainfall in Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji receives heavy rainfall throughout the year.  Cherrapunji was once considered to be the wettest place in the world.  Cherrapunji still finds mention among the wettest places in the world. The scenic beauty of this town is something to be experienced. It is one of the best places to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy nature at its best.

 

The Rainiest Place on Earth

Cherrapunji, India 15 kilometers from Mawsynram is the second wettest place in the world. Cherrapunji receives both the southwest and northeast monsoonal winds, giving it a single monsoon season.

 

Cleanest Village in India

Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. It is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction. Mawlynnong was awarded the prestigious tag of 'Cleanest Village in Asia' in 2003 by Discover India Magazine. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a trek to the living room bridge at a neighboring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.

 

 

Cherrapunji Weather

The climatic conditions of the town of Cherrapunji are pleasant and comfortable for most of the year. The best time for visiting Cherrapunji would be from October to May.

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