Cherrapunji is a city in the state of Meghalaya, India that experiences monsoon season throughout the year. It is recorded to be amongst the world's wettest regions. It is often referred to as the 'Land of Oranges'. It is a popular tourist destination because of its pristine and natural beauty.
Cherrapunji is a stunning holiday destination perched over foaming rivers and misty valleys, amidst the swirling clouds. Away from the flurry and chaos of city life, it is a superb place that will refresh your mind and body. The untouched natural beauty of Cherrapunji makes it a peaceful retreat and the place is a chosen destination by both domestic and International tourists. What sets Cherrapunji apart from other destinations in Meghalaya and Assam is that the place experiences monsoon season throughout the year. The Guinness Book of World Records as even declared this place as the ‘wettest place on earth’. Travel to this unusual destination and savour the natural beauty of Cherrapunji.
The lush green surroundings of Cherrapunjee very well justifies the Meghalaya’s over-used ‘Scotland of the East’ tag. Nohkalikai Falls here are particularly dramatic especially during the monsoon season when they are brimming with a quantity which is 20 times more than the original. These can be seen from the viewpoint that is located on a plateau that lies at the edge of the 4.4 km mountain ride from the Sohra market. You can hire a local taxi here that will shuttle you to the view point. More significant than this is the series of the ‘Grand Canyon’ gorges that are located around the region that further descends into the green chasms of the tropical forests.