Places to Visit in Cherrapunji


The hills of Cherrapunji are untouched by the dull hands of busy metropolis lives. This region is not yet exploited and this fact adds to their charm, giving all tourists a chance at exploration.

Cherrapunji is the only place in India that experiences monsoon season throughout the year. Tourists love to visit this place because of its hazy valleys, foaming rivers, rolling clouds and healthy flora and fauna. It has many spectacular waterfalls, parks and caves that intrigue a travellers. The view of these falls become extremely rewarding during the monsoons.

Places to See in Cherrapunji



Double Decker Root Bridge

This bridge is amongst the premier attractions of Cherrapunji. It is situated in the Tyma Village and acts as the pride of successful bio-engineering. Basically, it is a 100 feet long, two-tier living root bridge. It gets across at least 50 people or more at one point of time. For such a bridge to become fully functional, a period of 10 to 15 years is required. The best quality about it is that it gets stronger everyday.

Dainthlen Waterfalls

Located at a distance of 5 km from Cherrapunji, they act as perfect picnic spots, furnishing a pleasant drive full with scenic beauty to look around for, in order to reach here. Rangjyrthej is a village that lies near these falls that is worth a visit. There is an interesting legend associated with the falls. It is believed that people killed a huge snake living in the caves nearby this place and the natural rock carving made by the snake can still be seen.

David Scott Memorial

It is monument which was erected by the British in recognition of David Scott who was considered as the most zealous, able and intelligent servant of that time.

Eco Park

Located in the east Khasi hills district in Cherrapunji, it was established by Meghalaya Government. It offers a breath taking view of Sylhet Plains of neighbouring Bangladesh. You will find several varieties of hybrid and indigenous orchids in the green house in the park.

Khasi Monoliths

For people seeking little adventure, these monoliths are a must. Many monoliths that were built in the memory of ancestors lie scattered around Cherrapunji. One of them in particular, has beautiful intricate structure of interconnecting underground passages that lie beneath old caves.

Krem Phyllut Cave

This 1002 m long cave has 3 entrances and two river passages and is among the major attractions located towards the south of Cherrapunji in Mawsmai village.
Timings: 9 a.m to 4.30 p.m (All days open)

Krem Mawmluh Cave

It is just half a kilometer to west of Cherrapunji and is considered to be India's forth longest cave located at a height of 4503 m. The main attractions of this cave include a pool formed by five rivers which are entering the cave and the main entrance which is at a height of 10 km above sea level.

Cherrapunjee Theological College at Nongsawlia

It was established in 1888 by the Welsh Presbyterian Missionaries and imparts training to the local preachers to spread Christianity.

Ram Krishna Mission

There is a special performance known as Shad Suk Mynsiem or 'Dance of the Joyous Heart' organized here during the month of April which one should try not to miss. It was established in 1939.

Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church

This famous church was established by Rev. Thomas Jones in 1846 who brought Christianity in this region.


Tourist Destination Near Cherrapunji



Nohkalikai Waterfalls

These waterfalls lie at a distance of 5 km from Cherrapunji. They are very popular as they have earned the title of being fourth highest waterfall in the world with a height of 1100 ft. The view of these waterfalls falling off a steep cliff is majestic especially during the monsoons.

Thangkharang Park

It lies at a distance of 12 km from Cherrapunji. This park is directly under the control of the State forest department. This park overlooks the plains of Bangladesh, and provides a beautiful view of them. There is a nominal entry fee too.

Khoh Ramhah or the Basket of the Giant

If you move a few kilometers ahead from Thangkharang Park, you will spot an enormous stone resembling a Khasi basket. Local people of Cherrapunji believe that a giant used to carry this huge stone and hence its name, Khoh Ramhah or the Basket of the Giant.

Kynrem Waterfall

These waterfalls can be seen from the Thangkharang Park, as they are placed at an altitude of 1000 feet.

Mawsmai Falls

They lie at a distance of few km from Cherrapunji. They reach a height of 1035 feet and are supposed to be fourth highest in India.

Last Updated on: 19/09/2013