You might have heard a lot of times that Cherrapunji is also known as “Home to clouds.” And you also might have already understood the fact that why is this said! That’s right, it is because Cherrapunji is the second wettest place on earth. The god of rain is quite pleased with the place as it receives approximately 11359.4 nm of rainfall every year.
Misty hill station, dense forests, beautiful caves, and a number of amazing places to visit- all of these together make Cherrapunji a wonderful tourist destination. And that’s the reason why the hill station is visited by many adventure junkies and nature lovers throughout the year.
If you are planning to visit Cherrapunji and looking for places to visit here, then this list is going to help you out with that.
1. NohKaLikai Falls
NohKaLikai Falls is known to be one of the finest destinations of not just Cherrapunji but Meghalaya as well. It is said that if you miss out on this wonderful attraction of Meghalaya, your trip will be incomplete. This is also the tallest plunge fall in the entire country cascading down from an astonishing height of 1115 ft. People can camp and trek up to the pool of water and also enjoy swimming.
We will still advise people who cannot swim should stay away from taking a dip just to be safe.
Location: East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India
Things to do: Photography, Swimming, Trekking, Hiking, Nature Walk
2. Mawsmai Cave
If you are a hardcore adventure junkie then Mawsmai Cave is surely your type of place. Go inside the cave and explore the deepest and darkest corners. It is adventurous and fun to walk through the narrow rugged limestone cave. Beware of the animals, who knows you may find a long-lost animal down there (just kidding). It is completely safe out there!
These caves are located in the Jaintia Hills that have a long cave network and the Mawsmai Cave is one of the most accessible of them all. So, don’t miss out on this thrilling spot.
Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India
Things to do: Exploring, trekking, photography
3. Kynrem Falls
Okay, so there are places that get the tag of being beautiful, then there are unfathomable beauties, and then there are ones with surreal beauty. Kynrem Falls is one such place in Meghalaya, specifically Cherrapunji where you’d get the surreal beauty. A place where natural beauty and top things go hand in hand. What makes it so important is the gurgling water and the tag of being the 7th highest waterfall in India.
If that was not enough, you should visit here to witness the serenity and natural beauty. That surely would be enough! Isn’t it? So on your trip to Meghalaya, do not forget to visit here at all!
Note: The waterfall is located inside a park so you will have to pay 20 INR per person to enter and visit here.
Location: Thangkharang Park, Sohra, Thangkharang Rd., Meghalaya
Things to do: Hiking, picnic, photography
4. Dainthlen Falls
Dainthlen Falls is surely one place that you can’t miss out on. There are a lot of reasons why this is the case and one amongst them is a natural beauty. Being the second wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji is home to a lot of waterfalls like Dainthlen Falls. The place is beautiful and serene and surreal too! All of this makes Dainthlen falls one of the best places to visit in Cherrapunji.
And not just that, it is one place where a lot of people do visit throughout the year. Making it a top-notch travel destination of Cherrapunji. So do not miss out on this attraction during your trip.
Location: Dainthlen Road, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Things to do: Picnic, Photography, Hiking
5. Rainbow Falls
Not many people have heard about the Rainbow Falls but this is amongst the top-notch attractions in Cherrapunji. Those who know about the waterfalls in this destination do visit rainbow waterfalls during their trip. The Rishte nature is an add-on but the natural beauty of this place is what steers people to visit here.
Apart from nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts also find it interesting to visit this place because of the steep hike that is offered here. They love the high because of the level of adventure it offers. You should also have your camera fully charged before visiting here because that is going to be a memory when you go back home.
Location: Nohkalikai Rd., Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Things to do: Hiking, Photography, Nature Walk, Exploring
6. Arwah Cave
If there was an archaeologist’s paradise in Cherrapunji then it has to be Arwah caves. It is another interesting and intriguing attraction of Cherrapunji. And one that can’t be missed at all. You should ensure that there is enough time to explore the depths of the cave. We believe your trip to the cave will be amazing and enjoyable. It is surely going to be a great time of your entire trip.
So make sure you put this attraction on your list of places to visit in Cherrapunji. And there should not be a reason for omitting this one at all.
Note: You will have to pay approximately 20 INR for your entry here at the cave
Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Things to do: Hiking, Trekking, Exploring
What do you think, are these attractions good enough for your trip? Do they have all the ingredients that you wish to enjoy? Make sure that you read this blog completely to enjoy the best of Cherrapunji. These attractions are wonderful but you do not have to worry about the duration. All the above places can be visited in a couple of days. You can simply take a day trip to Cherrapunji and return to the nearby places where it rains a bit less.
Also, one tip that we would like to give you is that no matter the time, do keep a raincoat in your backpack. It is the most necessary item that you should have.