Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra is a town in the East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya, a north eastern state of India. The high altitude lush green misty valleys with numerous natural phenomenon and stunning view-points make Cherrapunji a sought–after tourist destination. The year-round rainfall has earned Cherrapunji the title of the wettest land on Earth in the Guinness Book of World Record. Currently the nearby town Mawsynram holds that title.
A number of famous waterfalls can be viewed while visiting Cherrapunji. The Nohkalikai Falls which is the tallest plunge waterfall of India, the beautiful Seven Sisters Falls which is 70 meters wide and the stunning Dainthlen Falls have a breath–taking view. Cherrapunji is also famous for its Double Decker Living Root Bridge made from the rubber trees forming an amazing example of bioengineering. One can explore it by trekking. There are many natural caves which offer an exciting experience when explored. The Krem Mawmluh Cave with a natural pool inside formed from five different rivers; Mawsmai Cave and Krem Phyllut are all popular destinations for the adventure seekers. A visit to Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong is a must to witness the preservation of astounding beauty of nature by its inhabitants. Cherrapunji is well connected by roads with Shillong, the state capital. It is also easily accessible from Guwahati.