Escape to the green world of North East at Cherrapunjee
When you are tired of the daily life where dust and smoke containing every kind of ingredient to damage your health and skin force you to go out and earn your bread and butter, what can soothe your eyes and soul for some time is green Nature. A lush green landscape rich in vegetation, a plateau, a hamlet with a soothing climatic condition and endless fresh air is the medicine you need. The North-Eastern part of India awaits people like you. To stay away from the pollution that you fight every day, make sure your itinerary includes Cherrapunji.
Situated at an elevation of 4870 feet, Cherrapunji or Sohra (original name) is a part of a plateau in the Southern side of the Khasi Hills in the North-Eastern state of Meghalaya. Cherrapunji is recognized as the wettest places on Earth for the huge volume of rainfall it receives. However, at present, Maysinram located close to Cherrapunji holds that record.
But the reason why you should be at Cherrapunji is the beauty of green Nature. Blessed by Mother Nature in the forms of rain and natural vegetation, Cherrapunji’s green world will mesmerize you. You will feel like looking at a huge canvas where on a crazy painter has played with shades of green. The plateau of Cherrapunji faces the plains of neighbouring country Bangladesh and you can get a glimpse of that atop the plateau.
However, green is not the only reason why Cherrapunji is a must visit tourist destination in North East. One of the star attractions in Cherrapunji is the Nohkalikai Falls, the fifth highest in the country. Plunging of water from a height of 1,100 feet makes a breathtaking visual treat. Mawsmai or the Seven Sisters Falls where cascading water runs down from a height of 1,035 feet is another prime point. Bridges made of iron and concrete seldom attract eyes in city but how about a bridge made of roots. Near Cherrapunji you will get to see Meghalaya’s famous single-decker and double decker root bridges which are tangles of age old plant roots. Known as living bridges, these unique natural structures are a special signature of Cherrapunji.