Tourist Places in Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji, a mesmerising town nestled in the embrace of East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone craving a breath of fresh air (quite literally!). If you're planning a trip to Cherrapunji and wondering where to start with your Cherrapunji tourism itinerary, this blog is your one-stop guide to the top tourist places in Cherrapunji.

Double-Decker Living Root Bridge

These aren't your ordinary bridges! Imagine a network of entwined tree roots, patiently woven over centuries by the War Khasi tribe, forming sturdy double-decker bridges. These are functional marvels, showcasing the harmonious relationship between the Khasi people and nature in the Nongriat village. Trek through the verdant forests to witness this architectural marvel, a perfect blend of natural beauty and indigenous craftsmanship.

Living root bridges
a picnic basket laying on the ground beside a waterfall

Nohkalikai Falls

One of the highest waterfalls in India amidst lush greenery — prepare to be awe-struck by the majestic Nohkalikai Falls that plunges a staggering 1,115 feet.. The sheer force and beauty of these falls will leave you speechless. Witness the cascading waters crashing down into a deep chasm, creating a mesmerising spectacle. Remember, safety first! Admire the falls from designated viewpoints and avoid venturing too close to the edge.

Nohsngithiang Falls (Seven-Sister Falls)

Upon reaching, you will behold a breathtaking sight when you witness the stunning cascade of the Nohsngithiang Falls (also known as the Seven Sister Falls). Each of these seven falls possesses its own distinct allure, and the vista from the nearby Eco Park is truly unforgettable. Take a relaxed walk amidst the verdant surroundings and capture the majestic beauty of these falls as they tumble down.

the seven sister waterfall cascading from the lofty mountain peaks of meghalaya
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Mawsmai Cave

Embark on a subterranean adventure at Mawsmai Cave, one of the most accessible cave systems in Cherrapunji. Lit walkways guide you through natural limestone formations, showcasing the wonders carved by time and nature. Spot stalagmites, stalactites, and other fascinating rock formations as you explore the cool depths of the cave.

Eco Park (Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park)

Craving a break from sightseeing? Make your way to the Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park. This expansive park provides a tranquil retreat in the midst of nature, featuring walking paths, scenic overlooks showcasing the stunning East Khasi Hills, and a designated area for children to play. Bring along a picnic hamper and relish a leisurely afternoon immersed in the beauty and tranquillity of the natural surroundings.

a trekking path amidst nature
view of a waterfall amidst the greenery of a hill

Dainthlen Falls

Legend has it that the Dainthlen Falls gets its name from a mythical giant snake that once inhabited the area. Whether you believe the tales or not, one thing is for sure — the beauty of these falls is truly legendary.

Now that you're brimming with excitement to explore Cherrapunji, finding the right place to stay becomes crucial. Polo Orchid Resort provides a tranquil escape, yet it's close enough to all the top Cherrapunji sightseeing destinations. With spacious and luxurious rooms, dining delectable cuisine that tantalises your taste buds, and a range of activities to indulge in, including guided tours to all the tourist hotspots, poolside candle-light dinner, breakfast in pool and more, your stay at Polo Orchid Resort, Cherrapunji is guaranteed to be nothing short of extraordinary.