ABOUT SOHRA (CHERRAPUNJEE):
- Sohra, previously known as Cherrapunjee.
- The wettest place on earth and is one of the most visited tourist spots of North East India.
- A dream land of fog and clouds.
- It is quite interesting to note that Cherrapunjee receives an average rainfall of 40 inches annually, but it suffers from water crisis.
- A place to discover the Indian summer monsoons.
- Scenic beauty of the region is enhanced by a number of gushing waterfalls.
- Other attractions are the festivals of Khasi tribes, oldest Theological College of the region (established in 1888), limestone caves, oranges and honey.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Umroi Airport, Shillong (SHL) 78 kms and Guwahati Airport (GAU) 165 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee)
- Rail: Guwahati Railway Station 145 kms and Mahishasan Railway Station 80 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee).
- Road: Well connected by Road
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
PARK & GARDEN
Sa-I-Mika Park, Thangkharang Park, Eco Park,
|Mawsynram, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View, Dain-Thlen Falls, Noh-Kalikai Falls, Ka Kper Syiem Sohra, Nongsawlia, Mawmluh Cave, Mawsmai Cave, Noh-Sngithiang Falls, Ka Khoh Ramhah, Kynrem Falls
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
- Nongkrem Dance
- The Shad Suk Mynsiem
For more information visit https://www.meghalayatourism.in/
ATTRACTIONS OF SOHRA (CHERRAPUNJEE)
- Picturesque village on a hill, about 3 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee) and 55 kms from Shillong.
- Broken the Cherrapunjee’s record of the wettest place on earth for some time.
- The region teems with limestone caves with beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations.
- Mawkdok Dympep Valley View:
- 3 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee).
- On the way Duwan Singh Syiem Bridge that is entrance to the Sohra (Cherrapunjee).
- A view point enjoys the spectacular natural beauty.
- Sa-I-Mika Park:
- 3 kms before reaching Sohra (Cherrapunjee) and 52 kms from Shillong on the way Dainthlen Falls.
- Close to the waterfalls and caves of tourist interest.
- Thangkharang Park:
- 8 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee) and 64 kms from Shillong on the way Mawsmai –Shella road.
- Exotic orchids and some rare species of plants endemic.
- Panoramic view of Bangladesh is clearly visible.
- Eco Park:
- 10 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee) 57 kms from Shillong.
- Several hybrid and indigenous orchids in the Green House.
- Breathtaking view of distant Sylhet Plains of neighboring Bangladesh.
- Dain-Thlen Falls:
- Located 5 kms away from Sohra (Cherrapunjee).
- Natural rock carvings of the episode draw visitors to see the image of the Thlen.
- Noh-Kalikai Falls:
- 9 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee).
- A beautiful waterfall, cascading down from the top of the gorge and deep green poll below.
- Ka Kper Syiem Sohra:
- Cremation ground of the Sohra Syiemship.
- One of the most expensive and intricate ceremonies.
- Located 2 kms from Sohra (Cherrapunjee).
- See the great work by Welsh Missionaries.
- Mawmluh Cave:
- Access to the cave is via river.
- River enters the cave and forms pools of water within the cave.
- Locally known as Krem Mawmluh.
- One of the longest caves in the Indian subcontinent.
- Mawsmai Cave:
- Located direction of Bangladesh border, 6 kms from the Sohra (Cherrapunjee).
- Only cave that is fully lighted.
- It has impressive formations of large passages and chambers.
- Noh-Sngithiang Falls:
- 1 km from Mawsmai village and also known as Mawsmai falls.
- Vibrant colours sun light on the waterfalls makes it beautiful to behold.
- Ka Khoh Ramhah:
- Rock formation in the shape of a giant cone.
- During the heavy monsoons, water flows between the two rocks and the cascading waterfall presents a breathtaking sight.
- Ideal for picnic spot.
- Kynrem Falls:
- Cascades down in three stages from the top of the hill.
- Highest waterfall in Meghalaya.