Cherrapunjee"Take A Trip to The Tribal Beauty"

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    Double Decker Living Root Bridge - Double Decker Living Root Bridge, a root bridge, is located in Tyrna village. Made using Indian Rubber Tree, also known as Ficus Elastica, this bridge is one of the popular attractions of the place. In addition, it is also considered as one of the unique examples of bioengineering. The two–tier bridge is more than 100 ft long, which have a carrying capacity of around 50 people at a time. Having Umshiang River flowing beneath the living root bridges, it has been estimated that these are around 500 to 600 years old.

     

    Nohkalikai Waterfalls - Nohkalikai Waterfalls, located at a distance of 5 km from Cherrapunjee, is the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft., the legend associated with these falls is as popular as the attraction itself.  A local woman, Kalikai, who remarried discovered that her new husband did not like her daughter and was not in favour of the child living with them. His discomfort turned to jealousy when he realised that his wife's affection towards the little girl was more than what he felt he deserved. Driven to despair, he decides to kill his step daughter. One day, when Kalikai was away working, he slaughters the girl and uses her flesh to cook a meal. Upon reaching back and not finding her daughter at home, she plans to search for her outside. Her husband asks her to first have her lunch before going out. After completing her meal, she is shocked to find her daughter's fingers in the basket. Realising the gory act committed by her husband and her own unintentional part in the death of her beloved daughter, she rushes out and, in her profound grief, leaps off a tall cliff. It is this "fall of Kalikai" that has lent to Cherrapunji one of its prime attractions.

     

    Krem Mawmluh Cave - Krem Mawmluh Cave, located at a distance of around half a kilometre to west of Cherrapunjee, is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the destination. In the entire Indian sub-continent this cave is considered as a fourth longest cave with a height of 4,503 m. The entry to this cave is located at a height of 10 ft above sea level.  In addition, there is a pool inside the cave, which is formed as a result of five different rivers finding their way inside the cave.

     

    Mawsmai Falls - Mawsmai Falls, the fourth highest waterfall in India, is located at a distance of few kilometres from Cherrapunjee. Located at a distance of 2 km from the monument of David Scott at Sohra, the height of this waterfall is 1,035 ft. This waterfall is also famous by the name of Nohsngithiang Falls.

     

    Eco Park - The Eco Park has been created in the plateaus by the Meghalaya government. At this Eco Park, tourists can see beautiful orchids growing in abundance in green house, which are given by Shillong Agri-Horticultural Society. In addition, tourists visiting this eco park can enjoy views of beautiful Sylhet Plains of Bangladesh.

     

    Thangkharang Park - Thangkharang Park, located at a distance of 12 km from Cherrapunjee, is another popular attraction of the destination. This park is under the vigilance of State Forest Department Control. Inside the park, visitors can see the Khoh Ramhah rock, which in its shape is like an upside down basket.

     

    Mawsynram - Mawsynram, a small village, is located at a distance of approximately 15 km from Cherrapunjee. The village is visited by large number of tourists owing to the Mawjymbuin Cave, which is several years old. Famous for stalagmite whose shape is similar to that of Shiva lingam, the cave is visited large number of devotees every year. The annual rainfall in this region is about 11,872 mm, which gives a close competition to Cherrapunjee.

     

    Ka Khoh Ramhah - Ka Khoh Ramhah, also known as Motrop, is an ideal spot for picnic. It is a giant rock in the shape of a cone, situated closely with two other similar giant rocks. The ideal time to make a visit to this place is during monsoons. This is because during monsoon when water flows in between the rocks, the beautiful sight attracts the tourists for its one glance.

     

    Dainthlen Waterfalls - Dainthlen waterfall, located at a distance of 5 km from Cherrapunjee, is one of the most popular waterfalls. This waterfall has a legend attached to it, according to which it is said that people killed a huge snake living in the cave here to get rid of his terror. Tourists visiting the waterfall can explore the natural rock carvings of the snake, which represent the symbol of evil, greed and corruption.

     

    Mawkdok Dympep Valley View - The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View, located at the very start of Sohra tourist circuit, is one of the most prominent attractions of the place. The forest department has made a view-point at this valley from where tourists can enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of the valley.

     

    Khasi monoliths - Khasi monoliths, located in  proximity to Mawsmai Falls, are one of the most famous sightseeing places. These structures are maze of underground passages located beneath the age old caves. Tourists visiting the destination can see several Khasi monoliths, which are stones standing in the memories of the ancestors, scattered all around. In addition, the place is ideal for amateur and experienced explorers.

     

    Nongsawlia - Nongsawlia, located at a distance of about 2 km from south of Sohra, is one of the most visited sites by tourists. The place is flocked by large number of tourists from all around the world, who come to see the great work by Welsh Missionaries. In 1942, the place was first visited by Welsh missionaries, who added quality to the life of people residing here. In addition, it is the very same place where Thomas Jones, a missionary, introduced the Khasi Alphabet, which enhanced the Khasi literature. As a result of this introduction, the Sohra dialect was used as the lingua-franca of the Khasis, which later spread to all other parts of hills.

     

    Krem Phyllut - Krem Phyllut, located towards the south of Cherrapunjee, is one of the major attractions in Mawsmai village. This cave is around 1,003 m long, which comprises three entrances and two river passages.

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    Double Decker Living Root Bridge - Double Decker Living Root Bridge, a root bridge, is located in Tyrna village. Made using Indian Rubber Tree, also known as Ficus Elastica, this bridge is one of the popular attractions of the place. In addition, it is also considered as one of the unique examples of bioengineering. The two–tier bridge is more than 100 ft long, which have a carrying capacity of around 50 people at a time. Having Umshiang River flowing beneath the living root bridges, it has been estimated that these are around 500 to 600 years old.

     

    Nohkalikai Waterfalls - Nohkalikai Waterfalls, located at a distance of 5 km from Cherrapunjee, is the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft., the legend associated with these falls is as popular as the attraction itself.  A local woman, Kalikai, who remarried discovered that her new husband did not like her daughter and was not in favour of the child living with them. His discomfort turned to jealousy when he realised that his wife's affection towards the little girl was more than what he felt he deserved. Driven to despair, he decides to kill his step daughter. One day, when Kalikai was away working, he slaughters the girl and uses her flesh to cook a meal. Upon reaching back and not finding her daughter at home, she plans to search for her outside. Her husband asks her to first have her lunch before going out. After completing her meal, she is shocked to find her daughter's fingers in the basket. Realising the gory act committed by her husband and her own unintentional part in the death of her beloved daughter, she rushes out and, in her profound grief, leaps off a tall cliff. It is this "fall of Kalikai" that has lent to Cherrapunji one of its prime attractions.

     

    Krem Mawmluh Cave - Krem Mawmluh Cave, located at a distance of around half a kilometre to west of Cherrapunjee, is one of the prominent tourist attractions of the destination. In the entire Indian sub-continent this cave is considered as a fourth longest cave with a height of 4,503 m. The entry to this cave is located at a height of 10 ft above sea level.  In addition, there is a pool inside the cave, which is formed as a result of five different rivers finding their way inside the cave.

     

    Mawsmai Falls - Mawsmai Falls, the fourth highest waterfall in India, is located at a distance of few kilometres from Cherrapunjee. Located at a distance of 2 km from the monument of David Scott at Sohra, the height of this waterfall is 1,035 ft. This waterfall is also famous by the name of Nohsngithiang Falls.

     

    Eco Park - The Eco Park has been created in the plateaus by the Meghalaya government. At this Eco Park, tourists can see beautiful orchids growing in abundance in green house, which are given by Shillong Agri-Horticultural Society. In addition, tourists visiting this eco park can enjoy views of beautiful Sylhet Plains of Bangladesh.

     

    Thangkharang Park - Thangkharang Park, located at a distance of 12 km from Cherrapunjee, is another popular attraction of the destination. This park is under the vigilance of State Forest Department Control. Inside the park, visitors can see the Khoh Ramhah rock, which in its shape is like an upside down basket.

     

    Mawsynram - Mawsynram, a small village, is located at a distance of approximately 15 km from Cherrapunjee. The village is visited by large number of tourists owing to the Mawjymbuin Cave, which is several years old. Famous for stalagmite whose shape is similar to that of Shiva lingam, the cave is visited large number of devotees every year. The annual rainfall in this region is about 11,872 mm, which gives a close competition to Cherrapunjee.

     

    Ka Khoh Ramhah - Ka Khoh Ramhah, also known as Motrop, is an ideal spot for picnic. It is a giant rock in the shape of a cone, situated closely with two other similar giant rocks. The ideal time to make a visit to this place is during monsoons. This is because during monsoon when water flows in between the rocks, the beautiful sight attracts the tourists for its one glance.

     

    Dainthlen Waterfalls - Dainthlen waterfall, located at a distance of 5 km from Cherrapunjee, is one of the most popular waterfalls. This waterfall has a legend attached to it, according to which it is said that people killed a huge snake living in the cave here to get rid of his terror. Tourists visiting the waterfall can explore the natural rock carvings of the snake, which represent the symbol of evil, greed and corruption.

     

    Mawkdok Dympep Valley View - The Mawkdok Dympep Valley View, located at the very start of Sohra tourist circuit, is one of the most prominent attractions of the place. The forest department has made a view-point at this valley from where tourists can enjoy and appreciate the natural beauty of the valley.

     

    Khasi monoliths - Khasi monoliths, located in  proximity to Mawsmai Falls, are one of the most famous sightseeing places. These structures are maze of underground passages located beneath the age old caves. Tourists visiting the destination can see several Khasi monoliths, which are stones standing in the memories of the ancestors, scattered all around. In addition, the place is ideal for amateur and experienced explorers.

     

    Nongsawlia - Nongsawlia, located at a distance of about 2 km from south of Sohra, is one of the most visited sites by tourists. The place is flocked by large number of tourists from all around the world, who come to see the great work by Welsh Missionaries. In 1942, the place was first visited by Welsh missionaries, who added quality to the life of people residing here. In addition, it is the very same place where Thomas Jones, a missionary, introduced the Khasi Alphabet, which enhanced the Khasi literature. As a result of this introduction, the Sohra dialect was used as the lingua-franca of the Khasis, which later spread to all other parts of hills.

     

    Krem Phyllut - Krem Phyllut, located towards the south of Cherrapunjee, is one of the major attractions in Mawsmai village. This cave is around 1,003 m long, which comprises three entrances and two river passages.

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