Sohra (also known as Cherrapunji) is a town in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India. It is known for its cascading waterfalls, living root bridges and Caves. The town was originally named Sohra, which means land of oranges in the Khasi language.
The British mispronounced the name as Cherra. This name eventually evolved into a temporary name, Cherrapunji, which was first used by tourists from other parts of India. It has again been renamed to its original form, Sohra.
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“Cherrapunji: Nature’s Palette, Where Raindrops Paint the Landscape”
“Cherrapunji: The land of rolling hills and endless waterfalls”
Facts about the Place
- Cherrapunji is home to several waterfalls, including Nohkalikai Falls, which is the highest plunge waterfall in India.
- Cherrapunji is among the wettest places on Earth, due to its heavy monsoon rains.
- The town is also home to several living root bridges, which are made from the roots of rubber trees.
- It is a popular tourist destination and can be visited all year round.
- Cherrapunji is home to the Mawsmai Caves, a network of limestone caves.
Places to visit when in Cherrapunji
- Double Decker Living Root Bridge
- NohKaLikai Falls
- Dainthlen Falls
- Wei Sawdong Falls
- Mawsmai Cave
Best Time to Visit the Place
The best time to visit Cherrapunji is during the months of September and October when the monsoon season has subsided, the waterfalls are at their fullest. Also, the weather is pleasant for exploring the natural beauty and attractions without the heavy rainfall. However, the town can be visited all year round.