If you are one among the many that come from a place that is hot most of the months in a year, you’re bound to love your visit to Cherrapunji albeit it’s for a couple of days. Is not being on earth’s second wettest place a state of bliss albeit it lasts for a brief while? Cherrapunji, a scenic town in Meghalaya, is that the only place in India to receive rainfall throughout the year. Nature not only showers the land with rain around the year but also has been fabulously generous to the present place, which is clear from the scenic landscapes here.
Nohkalikai Falls is of course the highest destination in Cherrapunji. The breathtaking waterfalls is that the tallest plunge waterfall within the country falling from a height of 1115 feet and it’s the fourth highest within the world. Falling from a plateau that receives the very best rainfall, the waterfalls roars on its way down, which may be a breathtaking sight. It has carved a waterhole where it falls and therefore the waterhole is in blue color winter and green color summer. The views from the falls are spectacular. The plains of Bangladesh are visible from here. The waterfalls features a legend attached thereto, which is gory and its best left without mention.
Like almost everything else, does nature have a dark side too? Yes, you would possibly wonder once you visit Mawsmai Cave gives you an exciting experience exploring darkly not knowing for a way long you had been crawling, squeezing and trying not to get hit on the top as in some places the roof level is lower. There is a light-weight system though, could also be it fails occasionally. However, it should add more magic to your exploration. When lit, you’ll enjoy the minute details of the cave, details of the formation of rocks and their patterns. A complete work of nature indeed and hence Mawsmai Cave must be visited on your tour to Cherrapunji.
Dainthlen Falls is located nearly 5 km from the city. Legend goes that the people of the land killed an enormous snake that lived within the cave nearby. The rock carvings seen here of the snake are said to represent the symbols of evil and greed. Being a soft waterfall, you’ll not hear the roaring sounds of water falling but still, the atmosphere is electrical. The breathtaking views are a treat to your eyes. Right from the drive to the waterfalls in itself may be a spectacular sight.
Famously called the Seven Sister Falls and Mawsmai Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls is the 4th highest waterfalls in the country. It falls down from 1035 feet height. As seven streams flow down the plateau, the falls is named Seven Sister Falls. The view of the waterfalls with the limestone cliffs at the backdrop is spectacular. The entire atmosphere is serene making it a wonderful place to unwind. The best time to go to the place is during monsoon.
Cherrapunji attractions are more. Enchanting great thing about the land and its unparallel weather make the place a most wanted destination. Have you been there already? If yes, do share more information on other destinations you had been to in Cherrapunji. After all, who wouldn’t like to hear more a few cool attraction?