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
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The Double Decker Living Root Bridge; the journey to this place is just as memorable as the bridge itself

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Seven Sisters Falls, also called Nohsngithiang Falls

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Mawkdok Dympep Valley at the start of the Sohra tourism circuit

Nohkalikai Falls, the tallest plunge waterfall in the country

Nohkalikai Falls

Mawsmai Caves, one of the most accessible and popular caves to explore here

Kynrem Falls, the seventh-highest in the world

Photograph Courtesy: MitaliBaruah/Wikimedia Commons

Photograph Courtesy: MitaliBaruah/Wikimedia Commons

Duwan Sing Syiem View Point, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain range

Photograph Courtesy: PP Yoonus/Wikimedia Commons

Photograph Courtesy: PP Yoonus/Wikimedia Commons

Arwah Cave, perfect for adventure junkies

Arwah Cave

Metal bridge on the way to Double Decker Root Bridge over Umshiang river

Metal bridge on the way to Double Decker Root Bridge over Umshiang river

A small waterfall in the hills of Meghalaya

waterfall hills of Meghalaya

Storm clouds over the Khasi Hills as streaks of light break through the clouds near Cherrapunji

Storm clouds over the Khasi Hills as streaks of light break through the clouds to highlight the impressive contours of the mountains near Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India

A river flows along a deep gorge flanked by the Khasi mountains, with Bangladesh visible on the horizon

A river flows along a deep gorge flanked by florested mountains of the Khasi range with Bangladesh visible on the horizon near Shillong, Meghalaya, India

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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