Cherrapunjee Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Cherrapunjee

After our Journey of Darjeeling, we moved further towards Guwahati (Assam) as it is the major destination near Meghalaya....

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It was a continued trip from Guwahati where the stay in Shillong was split into 2 days, one for Maylynnong and Cherrapunjee....

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Top Places To Visit in Cherrapunjee 26 Spots

Once there took place a very sad incident. There was a woman here named LiKai who was married to a very nice man who was a porter and after a few months of marriage she also gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Sadly after a few days, her husband died while carrying iron to Sylhet. She was left all alone without any support and a little girl to feed along with herself. Finding no other option she also took up the job of a porter. Since she was having no time at all to look after her daughter she was remarried. After this also she had no time to look after her husband or her daughter. Her husband grew angry and one day out of frustration he killed the little girl and cooked her as a meal. When LiKai was back home she could not see her daughter but instead of looking for her she decided to have the meal which look very good. After she had finished and was going to take a betel leaf, she found a severed little finger and soon understood what had happened. She lost her senses immediately and went mad. She kept on running and at the end jumped in this waterfall. After this the local people named it NohKaLiKai in which Noh means jump of, Ka is the term used for Meghalayan women and LiKai is the name. So, it means Jump of KaLiKai. This is at present a popular tourist attraction where you will find beautiful sceneries. The force of the waterfalls is maximum during the summers and monsoon and least during the winters.
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East Khasi Hills, 1 Km from Mawsmai Village, Cherrapunjee
Located just a kilometre south of the Mawsmai Village in the East Khasi Hills District, this is a seven segmented waterfall. The group of falls has been declared as the 4th highest in the country. The name is derived from the fact that these seasonal falls flow in seven parts and look exactly the same. These falls can only be viewed during the monsoon season. Apart from the natural beauty around these cascading waterfalls, the view of the setting sun from here is awesome due to the natural color play which is created during dusk.
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About Cherrapunjee

Located in the Meghalaya plateau, Sohra, previously known as ‘Cherrapunjee’, is world famous for being the second wettest place on earth. Wrapped in a lush green cover, the town overlooks the flat Bangladesh plains in the distance. Monsoons add color to Sohra by filling up the waterfalls thereby adding a dramatic element to the scenery, making it one of the best places to visit in May in India. The Nohkalikai Falls is hauntingly beautiful, and the world famous Dainthen Falls remains gloriously nonchalant all throughout, along with the Kynrem Falls, which the highest in Meghalaya. The major attraction of Sohra are the natural caves while the ‘root bridges’ across the gushing mountain streams along the deep gorges, makes up for a fascinating sight!How to get there: Well-connected by roadways from Shillong. The nearest airport and railway station is in Guwahati, Assam.

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