Cherrapunjii is known as the Meghalaya Jewel Crest. The place gets a lot of rainfall and it used to be one of the world’s rainiest towns. The hill station is also renowned for many natural wonders, such as the stalagmite and stalactite formations of natural caves and high waterfalls.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Chennai to Cherrapunjii (Arrival Guwahati)
- Departing from Chennai airport.
- Upon arrival, meet & greet with our driver cum representative. Later drive to Shillong- ” The Abode Of Clouds” ( Approx 155 km & 5- 6 hours drive)enjoy the scenic and natural beauty of Cherrapunjii covering Elephant falls, Shillong peak, Seven sister falls, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawsmai caves, & Eco park.
- Return back to hotel in Shillong.
- Over night at shillong hotel.
DAY 2 – Dawki & mawlynnong
- This day start early after breakfast, later drive to dawki ( Approx. 85 km & 2 – 3 hours drive) and enjoy the scenic and natural beauty of Asia’s cleanest village (mawlynnong), Crystal clear Dawki lake, Dawki Village & single decker Living root, later return to shillong hotel.
- Overnight in hotel.
DAY 3 – Guwahati & Shillong Sightseeing
- After breakfast later drive to shillong sightseeing Wards lake, Police bazar, Don Bosco center of Indigenous Cultures, butterfly museum,Lady Hydari Park and en route visit umiam lake .
- Later drive back to Guwahati ( Approx 120 km 3-4 hours drive ) airport for your departure to your hometown.
- On arrival Chennai airport.
WHAT ‘S INCLUDED
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care.
- Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required )
- All local vehicle transport.
- Chennai to Chennai transport.
- All Taxes & Fees, Any Activities,Rides.
- Domestic Flight
- Travel Insurance
- As per Customer Request.
Cherrapunji receives rain from the Indian summer monsoon arm of the Bay of Bengal. The monsoon clouds fly for about 400 km unhindered over the Bangladesh plains. Thereafter, they reach the Khasi Hills, which rise abruptly within 2 to 5 km from the plains to an altitude of about 1,370 m above mean sea level. Low-flying (150-300 m) moisture-laden clouds from a large area converge over Cherrapunji in the geography of the hills with several deep valley channels.
The rain clouds are pushed by the winds through these gorges and up the steep slopes. The rapid ascent into the upper atmosphere of the clouds hastens the cooling and helps condense vapours. As a large body of water vapour, much of the rain is the product of air being raised. Perhaps the best known feature of orographic rain in northeastern India is the severe amount of rainfall.
Cloudbursts may sometimes occur in one part of Cherrapunji, while other areas may be fully or relatively dry, indicating the rainfall ‘s elevated spatial variability. During the peak monsoon season, atmospheric moisture is extremely strong.
The orographic characteristics can be attributed to the bulk of the precipitation at Cherrapunji. When the clouds blow from the south over the hills, they are funnelled into the valley.The clouds strike perpendicularly at Cherrapunji and the low flying clouds are forced up the steep slopes. It is not shocking to notice that when the winds blow right on the Khasi Hills, the heaviest rainfall occurs.
At Cherrapunji, a notable aspect of monsoon rain is that much of it falls in the morning. This may be attributed partially to the coming together of two air masses. The prevailing winds along the Brahmaputra valley usually blow from the east or the northeast during the monsoon months, but the winds above Meghalaya come from the south.
Typically, in the vicinity of the Khasi Hills, these two wind systems cross. The winds that are trapped in the valley at night, apparently, only begin their upward ascent after they are warm during the day. The level of morning rainfall is partly explained by this. Apart from orographic characteristics, during the monsoon and the time just preceding it, atmospheric convection plays an important role.