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Things To Do In Cherrapunjee
Cherrapunji is also called Sohra. It is a place in the North-eastern state of Meghalaya and it is one of the most favourite places for nature lovers. It is the 2nd wettest place on Earth and you can never find this place without rain. It experiences only one season that is a monsoon, however, the magnitude of rain may vary depending on the season from moderate to heavy rainfall. It's also known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees. It is not only a place with many attractions but also an adventure seeker's paradise. You can go caving, trekking and biking in the mountains of Cherrapunji. With so many things to do, you have your holiday set.
Crawl through the longest caves of Cherrapunji
Caves in Cherrapunji are the longest in India and the World. In Meghalaya, there are around 750 caves out of which only 150 are found and have been explored. Caving is one activity which you should not miss if you are in Cherrapunji. Some of the caves in Cherrapunji are the Mawsmai Cave, Krem Mawmluh Cave, Arwah caves, and Krem Liat Prah caves. Mawsmai caves are the only lit limestone caves in the region, where you can see the stalactites and stalagmites formations which will leave you spellbound. Krem Mawmluh Caves is a grade 2 cave and stretches up to 7 km. The best time to visit these caves is from October to May when the weather is pleasant and cool.
Trekking in Cherrapunji
Cherrapunji is an adventure seeker's paradise, especially if you are a trekking enthusiast. Well-known for trekking trails through the East Khasi Hills, tribal villages and the forest, it is rightly made for adventure seekers. Few of the best trekking paths in Cherrapunji are listed:
-Trek to the living Root Bridge which is a trek amidst the beautiful forest. It is a 4 km trek for 3-4 hrs; you will truly enjoy the beauty of the forest in this trek. These trails cut through dense forests, giving you some spectacular views that can only be experienced.
-Trek to Double Decker Root Bridge and Natural Swimming Pools - it is a 7 hr trek through the Tough Mountains and the Khasi village.
-Trek to Umkar Root Bridge is a 1½ hours - 1 km trek, which you will totally enjoy.
The best time to trek in Cherrapunji is from October to May, when the weather remains cool and pleasant.
Go Mountain Biking in the mountains of Cherrapunji
Adventure trips in Meghalaya are the best to escape from this monotonous lifestyle. Mountain biking is one among them. Although it rains throughout the year in Cherrapunji, a few months from October to May make for an ideal time to go biking in this enchanting place. Although the mountains here are quite tough and it is quite challenging for pro-bikers, it is one of the best thrilling experiences you will have. Begin your expedition near the village of Mawmluh, which is close to Nongriat root bridges. Carry all the necessities along with you such as water, snacks, and cycling-kit as the tour continues for a long time.
Visit the cleanest place in Asia- Mawlynnong Village
It is not only known as the cleanest village in Asia. It is also known as God’s own garden. This paradise on earth is solely managed by the villagers and you will be totally enthralled by the picturesque village. The cleanness adds to the beauty of the place which gives you the feeling that you are in Paradise. The Living Root Bridges in Mawlynnong has been recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This bridge hanging on a river is made by connecting the aerial roots of one massive rubber tree with one another.
Sightseeing and the Root bridges
A trip to Cherrapunji is not complete without your visit to all the beautiful places in this nature’s adobe. Like the Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawsynram Village, Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park, Wakaba Falls, Dainthlen Waterfall, Mawlynnong Village, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View etc. the list goes on in this 'wettest place on earth.' And not to forget, do not miss the renowned root bridges.