Photos of Cherrapunji That Remind You of the Wonders of Monsoon
Cherrapunji is ideal for trekking with plenty of routes to explore, though it is best to take a guide along with you. Rock climbing and nature camping are other activities that are popular here. With its title as one of the wettest places in the world, no other place symbolizes monsoon as well as Cherrapunji.
| Published: July 17, 2017 5:14 PM IST
Published: July 17, 2017 5:14 PM IST | Updated: July 17, 2017 5:14 PM IST
Located in Meghalaya, the town of Cherrapunji has been called the wettest place in India. Although it no longer holds that title (the honor goes to the nearby village of Mawsynram), Cherrapunji still receives plenty of rainfall, to say the least. In fact, given its popularity, it can easily be considered a symbol of the Indian monsoon: relentless and dangerous at times, but immensely beautiful. And that beauty can be reflected in the sights that you see in the town. Here is a look at some of the most beautiful sights to see in Cherrapunji. ALSO READ: Shillong to Cherrapunji: How to reach Cherrapunji from Shillong
The Double Decker Living Root Bridge; the journey to this place is just as memorable as the bridge itself
Seven Sisters Falls, also called Nohsngithiang Falls
Mawkdok Dympep Valley at the start of the Sohra tourism circuit
Nohkalikai Falls, the tallest plunge waterfall in the country
Mawsmai Caves, one of the most accessible and popular caves to explore here
Kynrem Falls, the seventh-highest in the world
Duwan Sing Syiem View Point, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range
Arwah Cave, perfect for adventure junkies
Metal bridge on the way to Double Decker Root Bridge over Umshiang river
A small waterfall in the hills of Meghalaya
Storm clouds over the Khasi Hills as streaks of light break through the clouds near Cherrapunji
A river flows along a deep gorge flanked by the Khasi mountains, with Bangladesh visible on the horizon
If you are tempted to now visit the town of Cherrapunji, it’s best to do so any other month other than June-August. The heavy monsoon can cause soil erosion here and it can get a little dangerous to travel to and around the region in these months. Still, that doesn’t take away from the fact that Cherrapunji is one of the most beautiful destinations in India, and not just Meghalaya or Northeast India. NOW READ: India’s first rain museum to open in Cherrapunji
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