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Tourist Places To Visit In Cherrapunjee
Cherrapunji is one of the best scenic places in Meghalaya. It experiences rain throughout the year and it is blessed by Mother Nature with the best scenic beauty you could imagine. You will be totally enthralled by the serenity of this place. Cherrapunji is the second wettest place in India and is home to flashing fast-flowing waterfalls and tropical forests that are lush and almost always wet. You can explore many tourist places in and around Cherrapunji. Some of the best places to visit in Cherrapunji have been mentioned below.
Nohkalikai Waterfalls is around 5 km from Cherrapunji. It is also the fourth highest waterfalls in the world. It falls from a height of 1,100 ft, from a plateau which receives the highest rainfall in the world. It is a breath-taking experience to see how the water roars down from such a height. It has carved a blue pool where the water falls. The drive to Nohkalikai waterfall is quite enchanting on the tableland that leads to a cliff and you should hike a short distance to the viewpoint to experience the gorgeous sight of Nohkalikai Waterfalls plunging down into the pool which is hundreds of feet below. There is a viewing gallery where you can enjoy the place. Good time to visit this place is during the Monsoon season.
It is located at a distance of 6 km from Cherrapunji and is one of the major attractions in here. This limestone cave allows tourists to picture the wonders that nature can carve and admire it to the fullest. Although the cave is very long, only 150 m is open to the stourist. You can see the different structures in the cave, which are naturally formed due to the act of natural abrasion and underground water for many years.
Situated at a distance of 12 km from the city on a cliff, this beautiful park is well maintained by the state forest department. The best part of the park experience is that you will be able to enjoy a 180-degree view of the Bangladesh plains from here on a clear day. You will be totally enthralled by the view of the Kynrem falls, which is the seventh highest falls. You can also see the Khoh Ramhah rock which is a single rock that looks like a big overturned cone-shaped basket. The beauty of the rock is further enhanced by the flow of the stream through it, which looks like a rapid waterfall.
It is the seventh highest waterfall in India plunging down from a height of 1035 ft. It is a few km from Cherrapunji and is a major tourist attraction in this area. It is also called the seven sister falls, since it falls down as seven streams. These seven sister falls can only be viewed during the monsoon season since they are perennial. What adds to the beauty of the falls is the setting sun, and the colours that burst out of the sky, reflecting off the water.
This is one of Asia's cleanest villages. Lined with bamboo dustbins with zero plastic use, the village and the tidiness is sure to cast a spell on your senses. Even smoking in this zone is prohibited. Not only are the houses and the surroundings clean but the locals take an extra effort to maintain clean roads as well. Visit the village, breathe in some fresh air and indulge in the purest form of nature at its best.
Known for the beautiful rides on the Umngot River, Dawki is the place you cannot afford to miss to visit when you are in Cherrapunji. Set right between India and Bangladesh, it is quite popular for the boat race that is usually conducted during the season of spring. The transparent water and the stunning scenery around makes it all the more attractive for tourists. So, if you are planning a trip to Meghlaya then you must definitely visit Dawki. The rivers, mountains and the quietude will surely take you to a different time-space altogether.