Cherrapunji is a small town located 54 kms east of Shillong. Known most widely for being the wettest (rainiest) place on earth, Cherrapunji has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the North-east India — not because of the rain however, but for its waterfalls, living root bridges, monoliths, caves and the journey en route to this magical land.
While travelling to Cherrapunji is as much about the destination, it is also very much about the journey. Have you ever walked among the clouds? You will when you travel to Cherrapunji. The green grasses and the pine trees that line the winding roads, the clouds above and below you, the air so fresh it makes you forget about your city worries — these are only some of the once-in-a-lifetime experiences you will meet when you visit Cherrapunji.
Cherrapunji (or Cherrapunjee) is known locally and officially as Sohra. It is about 2 – 3 hours drive from Shillong. It is inhabited by the War-Khasi people. While the local inhabitants speak the Khasi language, English and Hindi are also widely popular, thanks to the increasing number of tourists.
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