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Shillong to Cherrapunji: Travel Along Nature's Best!

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Updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 15:23 [IST]
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From the Scotland of the East to the wettest place on Earth, Shillong to Cherrapunji makes for a perfect romance on your vacation! This stretch of around 53 km will be one that you'd always want to go back to!

Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya; and Cherrapunji is a popular town in Meghalaya. Both places are part of the East Khasi Hills district. These places have heavy tribal heritage and home to the Khasi people.

As the very name suggests, Meghalaya means "in the abode of clouds". This is going to be a fascinating journey among the clouds. Nature at its best with weather more romantic than the English dreams, Shillong to Cherrapunji has rolling hills and hanging natural bridges to mesmerize you! This journey is exactly what you need to relax your senses on your next break from work!

Here's a sneak peak into what Meghalaya has in store...

Beauty in the City

With National highways connecting Guwahati, Tripura and Mizoram, Shillong is a place where beauty lies even amidst the busy streets of the city. The Lady Hydari park is the most popular weekend getaway with its attached mini zoo. The Shillong peak provides a panoramic view of nature's best while the many museums and galleries within city limits provide a close view at human's best!

Wards Lake, Picture Perfect!

Called Nan-polak locally, Wards lake is a beautiful artificial lake and garden. This lake in Shillong is a perfect imagination of a British artist. With exotic trees surrounded on all sides, Wards Lake provides relaxing times. Sight-seeing and boating are the activities you could engage in...

Elephant Falls? Well, the Water Does!

The locals called it a three step waterfall in the Khasi language. But the British who were taken aback by the beauty of Shillong left their mark naming it the Elephant Falls to credit a stone that resembles the structure of an Elephant. The stone is destroyed, but the name continues to be...

The three step waterfall doesn't fail to amuse visitors with its hide and seek nature of flow. However, the Sweet Falls in Shillong is crowned the most beautiful of all falls...


Enroute to Cherrapunji

Around 43 km from Elephant Falls, one touches the border of Cherrapunji. Get ready to be touched by the life and times of the people of India...

The Land of Rain

Cherrapunji is called Sohra locally. It is the traditional capital of a hima (a tribal cheiftain of a land known as Sohra). The annual rainfall in this area counts an average of 11,777 millimeters.


The green landscape of Cherrapunji recieves most of its rains in the morning hours. The beauty of the land is uncomparable to any. The greens of nature add to the colours of people here...

Natural Wonder Of India

The living root bridge grown by the people here is considered a natural wonder. There are 500 year old living bridges around the area. They are strong and take over 10-15 years to be grown. They never fail to amuse visitors!

The Seven Sisters!

The Nohsngithiang Falls, also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and the Mawsmai Falls, is seven-segmented waterfalls that plunges down the Khasi hills. This beauty takes a long stare to sink in a mere human mind.

Monsoon Treasures!

Due to its rainfall, there are many waterfalls in the area. The tallest plunge waterfall in India is the Nohkalikai Falls. The best time to visit Cherrapunji is during monsoons for the only reason that these waterfalls look their spectatcular best!

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