To obtain the highest rainfall per year, you must have read about Cherrapunji (or Cherrapunjee), also in your schools as a place in Meghalaya, India. … Cherrapunji nestles in the East Khasi Hills at a distance of around 56 km from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, and is best known as the ‘Jewel Crest of Meghalaya.’
Cherrapunji and Mausynram (another nearby village) are reputed to be the wettest places in the world, situated on the Shillong plateau, about 55 km southwest of Shillong. The waters of the Nohsngithiang waterfall also swell with the heavy rains here. The town is known for its caves of limestone and its orange honey.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Guwahati / Shillong Sightseeing
- Departing from Chennai airport.
- On arrival to Guwahati Airport you will be received by our representative, who will be waiting for a warm welcome just outside of the Airport.
- Swaddled amidst wraith-like mists is aptly called the abode of the clouds. It is one of India’s prettiest and youngest states the 21st. having split away from Assam in 1972. Standing out amongst the other states, for its unique traditional and natural beauty.
- On the way if time permit we will take a break for a lots of fun & entertainment with the boating/water sports in incredible Umiam Lake. From here shillong is just 17 kms.
- On arrival Check into hotel.
- Relax and evening take a glance of shillong Bazar which open till around 8. 30 pm. Back to Hotel.
- Overnight stay.
DAY 2 – Cherrapunji Sightseeing
- Today after breakfast drive to Cherrapunji 56 km which experiences the heaviest rainfall in the world. Cherrapunjee, locally and officially known as Sohra, and a “must see” destination for all tourists.
- it was the headquarters of the Khasi/Jaintia province during British rule which was however shifted to Shillong in 1864, due to the inconvenience caused by excessive rain during the monsoon months.
- The average rainfall is 12, 000 mm a year and the record for a single day was 2455 mm recorded in 1974 confirming it as the “Wettest place on Earth”. Cherranpunjee is impressive with its gushing waterfalls and the deep gorges. You will get stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh.
- Close to town are the glorious Nohsngithiang Falls Mawsmai Falls, Dainthlen Falls, Nohkailikai Falls World’s forth hishest and many small waterfalls.
- Also visit Mawsmai Cave-6 km from the cherranpunji market to the south lies the village of Mawsmai in the direction of Bangladesh border. Back to Shillong.
- Overnight stay.
DAY 3 – Guwahati local sightseeing
- After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Guwahati.
- Visit Guwahati local sightseeing.
- Transfer to Guwahati Airport.
- 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.
A hill station in northeastern India, Shillong is the capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s renowned for Lady Hydari Park’s manicured gardens. Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by trails for walking. The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures in the north features displays of indigenous people in the city. To the southwest, waterfalls include the Elephant Falls. The forested Shillong Peak provides city views east of here.
Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, a beautiful city encircled by pine trees. Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at Shillong Peak, derives its name from it. Shillong, standing as tall as 1496 metres, provides heat relief throughout the region. For its picturesque sights and customs, this hill station is renowned. In all seasons, the relaxing climate makes Shillong ideal for visiting.
The light drizzles and the gentle cooling wind add to the pleasure of visiting this station on the hill. This area is regarded as the ‘Scotland of the East’ as well. Descendants of the tribes of Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal and Langrim can be identified.