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Top Tourist Places To Visit in Cherrapunji

  • Cherrapunji
  • Meghalaya
  • India

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Cherrapunji Overview

Cherrapunji, also spelled as Cherrapunjee, is a well-known town located in the Indian state of Meghalaya. The meaning of its name in the local language means 'the land of oranges'. This region came into existence in the early 16th-century and was ruled by the Khyiems of the Khasi tribals. Today, it is reckoned amid the must-visit places in Meghalaya.


Cherrapunji is surrounded by the beautiful hills of Khasi and is elevated at a height of 4,869 feet above the sea level. There are different other valleys that are bedecked with the tantalizing forests where different wild species reside. The land of Cherrapunji unrolls over vast acres of land. The climate of its region is described as a tropical monsoon climate. It receives heavy rain showers for the major part of the year. During the rest part of the year, it encounters a pleasant weather and the average mercury levels range between 19°C-27°C.


There are numerous places to explore in Cherrapunji. The places like Khasi Hills, Nohkalikai Falls, The 7 Sisters Falls, the woods of Cherrapunji and local markets lure the visitors.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • How many days should I plan for a Cherrapunji trip?
    Plan for at least 3 days to explore all the attractions and enjoy the natural beauty of Cherrapunji.
  • What is the nearest major airport or train station for Cherrapunji?
    The nearest major airport to Cherrapunji is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, which is approximately 160 kilometers away. The nearest major train station is Guwahati Railway Station.
  • What are the primary transportation options for reaching Cherrapunji?
    The primary transportation options for reaching Cherrapunji are by road via private car or taxi from nearby cities or by taking a shared jeep from Shillong.
  • Are there any special events or festivals in Cherrapunji?
    Yes, the Wangala Festival in November is a major festival in Cherrapunji, celebrating the harvest season with traditional music, dance, and cultural performances.
  • What are the top tourist attractions in Cherrapunji?
    The top tourist attractions in Cherrapunji include the Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sisters Falls, and the Eco Park.
  • What are some must-try local dishes and restaurants in Cherrapunji?
    Some must-try local dishes in Cherrapunji include Khasi delicacies like Jadoh (rice and meat dish), Dohneiiong (pork with black sesame), and momos. Popular restaurants include Orange Roots, Cafe Cherrapunjee, and Jiva Restaurant.
  • What types of accommodations are available in Cherrapunji?
    Accommodations in Cherrapunji range from budget guesthouses to luxury resorts, providing options for every traveler's preference and budget.
  • Are there any public transportation available in Cherrapunji?
    Yes, public transportation in the form of buses and shared jeeps is available for local travel within Cherrapunji.
  • What are the transportation options available in Cherrapunji?
    Transportation options in Cherrapunji include taxis, private cars, and shared jeeps for local travel and sightseeing.
  • What is the primary language spoken in Cherrapunji?
    The primary language spoken in Cherrapunji is Khasi, but English and Hindi are also widely understood and spoken.
  • What is the best time to visit Cherrapunji?
    The best time to visit Cherrapunji is during the months of October to May when the weather is pleasant and rainfall is comparatively low.
  • What activities can be done in Cherrapunji?
    Activities in Cherrapunji include trekking to living root bridges, exploring caves, visiting waterfalls, enjoying panoramic views, and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.
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