2 Explore Mawjymbuin Caves
Take in the scenery from Khreng Khreng Viewpoint.
Khreng Khreng is a viewpoint point in Mawkaphan, about 4 kilometres from Mawsynram’s bus terminal. The Khreng Khreng viewpoint, often cited as one of the greatest spots to enjoy Mawsynram’s grandeur, provides tourists with spectacular views of Syntein hamlet, which is well-known for its proficiency in bamboo handicrafts and whose goods have won national and worldwide acclaim. The magnificent environment viewable from this site includes views of the Lum Lawpaw hill, the Umngi River, and other neighbouring communities, especially at dark and sunrise.
4 A beautiful trip to Cherrapunji
While the beauty of Mawsynram remains unsurpassed in the region, a visit to adjacent Cherrapunji is also highly recommended when visiting this section of Meghalaya. Apart from Mawsynram, Cherrapunji is one of the world’s wettest locations and is only 12 kilometres away from the aforementioned settlement. Travelers can hire cabs to shuttle between the two locations, which are very similar in terms of foliage and geography. However, there are several things worth seeing here, such as the famed Seven Sisters or the Nohsngithiang waterfall, which is the tallest in India.
5 Visit the mysterious Mawsmai Caves
The Mawsmai cave system, located about 6 kilometres ahead of Cherrapunji, is another remarkable cave system. The caverns are a breath-taking maze of labyrinthine chambers that are well-lit and a sight to see when sunlight meets the limestone formations inside and generates a variety of colours and patterns. The cave system is about 150 metres long, making it ideal for exploration and cave diving. There are also several animal species that live within the cave and frequently attract the attention of visitors.
6 The Mysterious Double Decker Root Bridge Trek
This bridge is made of living tree roots, as the name indicates. The view from this bridge is spectacular. The trek to the bridge is approximately 4000 steps long. The journey to the double-decker bridge, on the other hand, is definitely worth it. The sensation of walking across the bridge and looking down at the sparkling flowing river is incomparable. Dip your feet in the water to experience this location’s natural fish spa. You wouldn’t want to leave. As gorgeous as this place sounds, it is not suggested for anyone who have pre-existing ailments such as knee or heart issues due to the highly taxing trip to this spot. Also, travellers are encouraged to schedule out a whole day for this since it is the most expedient method to accomplish the walk while taking in the scenery. This is one of Cherrapunji’s most pleasurable hobbies. The ascent to Double Decker Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and natural beauty, is a long and strenuous journey of more than 4,000 steps, but the trip is well worth it. The journey is stunningly neautiful, with amazing vistas. The view of the water flowing below is breathtaking as you walk across the bridge. Simply put your feet in the lake beneath the bridge and relax; you won’t want to leave.
7 Take in the breathtaking view of Seven Sister Falls.
One of Cherrapunji’s most popular attractions. The name of this site comes from the view it provides. This place is approximately 1km south of Mawsmai Village. From this vantage point, you can view seven sections of the river running down the Khasi limestone hills. This site offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding hills against the backdrop of the waterfall’s gushing water, vegetation, and clouds. The Polo Orchid Resorts are close, where visitors can explore waterfalls and gaze out over Bangladesh’s plains. If you’re in Cherrapunji, this is one of the best places to go. Seven Sister Waterfalls is located near Mawsmai Village in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. It is also referred to as Nohsngithiang Falls and Mawsmai Falls. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in the Indian subcontinent and one of the most beautiful vistas in Cherrapunjee. The waterfall drops from an elevation of roughly 315 metres (1,033 feet) and has an average diameter of around 70 metres (230 feet). The name of the waterfall is significant since it signifies the seven states of India’s northeastern region. The waterfall can be observed from two distinct viewpoints: Eco Park and Mawsmai Village.
8 Visit Nohkalikai Falls for a breathtaking vista
Nohkalikai Falls, India’s tallest and straightest waterfall surge, is located in Cherrapunjee, one of the world’s wettest locations. It is located 5 kilometres from the main town of Cherrapunjee. Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra in Meghalaya, is a town in the East Khasi Hik sub-division. It is 1115 feet tall (340 metres). The precipitation that falls on the crest of a small hill feeds this waterfall, which weakens throughout the waterless season, which lasts from December to February. It’s worth mentioning that the waterfall has formed a little plunge pool with unusual green-tinted water right at the bottom where the falls come to an end. Because Nohkalikai Falls is a rain-fed waterfall, you can see and feel the power of the cascade even from afar during the rainy season.
When you google Meghalaya, you will nearly always come across photographs of Nohkalikai. The waterfall has become so well-known that it has come to represent everything in Meghalaya.
9 Explore Krem Mawmluh Caves
Mawmluh Cave is and old cave in Mawmluh, a little town in Meghalaya, and is about 3.5 kilometres from Cherrapunji Bus Stand. It is one of Meghalaya’s most well-known caves and one of the top places to visit in Cherrapunji. Krem Mawmluh is the fourth longest cave in the Indian subcontinent, with underground tunnels stretching over 7 kilometres. The cave, which is located at an elevation of 4,503 metres, is undoubtedly for adventurers. The entrance to the cave is about 10 feet above sea level. Mawmluh Cave is famous for its stalagmite and other rock formations. The cave also has a pool that formed as a consequence of five different rivers making their way inside. Following the river downstream from the Mawmluh Cherra Cements Limited cement mill for approximately 200 metres until the water disappears underneath is an easy way to find the entry. It takes around 30 minutes to travel across the mountain and several treacherous ledges to reach the entrance. The entranceway was rather small, and entering required some finagling. During the monsoon season, streams flow into the cave, cpmpletely submerging certain areas. There are tunnels, several calcite formations, large caverns, waist-deep ponds, a few metres of belly crawling, and a few climbs in this too-deep cave.
10 Trekking at David Scott Trail
An old and well-traveled hiking trail in Meghalaya has the name of a British colonel. Mawphlang and Lad Mawphlang, two towns renowned for their history, culture, and mythology, are separated by a 16-kilometer journey. One of the communities in the Khasi highlands, Mawphlang, is named after a monolith and is a centre of Khasi culture. It also features holy woods. The route was constructed in the nineteenth century to link Bangladesh and Assam. Although either side can be used, most people choose the Mawphlang side since it has less inclines. Because the trail is not well marked, locals can provide directions. Scott, David A treasure trove of breathtaking scenery can be found along hiking trails. The trek passes through areas with rivers, forests, enormous rock formations, cascading waterfalls, streams pouring from mountains, wide meadows, forest groves, and bridges connecting towns. Any location in the charming Mawphlang village can begin this lovely day hike, which winds through the hills and valleys, stopping at the well-liked resting place known as Ka Kor Ka Shonmai, admiring Camilla’s tomb, taking pictures of the hanging bridge over the River Umain, and
stopping by the few Khasi villages along the way to learn about their folklore. Experienced hikers seldom skip out on this historic trail when in Meghalaya.
11 View Point of Bangladesh Plains
The village of Mawlynnong, which is situated in the East Khasi Hills and was formerly known as Asia’s Cleanest Village, must have been seen by everybody who has been to Meghalaya. The Sky View Point, one of our special points, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Bangladesh beyond the hills and its environs. To admire the view from the summit of Machaan, you would need to ascend a bamboo bridge that was about four levels high. This viewpoint is a must-climb for anybody visiting the area, and it costs Rs. 20 per person. Just so you know, during a brief conversation with the person taking the entry fee in the hut located beside the Sky View Point, the person informed me that this view point remains closed in the month of February every year because the look after and maintenance and required repair works are done during this time.
12 Cherrapunji Eco Park’s Fun Day
High rainfall in the Cherrapunji area of Meghalaya State is renowned for producing some of the most impressive and large waterfalls in the nation. Some of those waterfalls can be seen from a distance, but you’ll need to hike to get closer. In the Sohra area, Eco park is a location where you can see some of the waterfalls up close. The park also offers a variety of wonderful treks that provide breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys. This blog post will guide you through the journey in Cherrapunji Eco Park and offer some suggestions for enhancing your experience. The Cherrapunji Eco Park is open from 8 am till 5 pm. Each participant must pay Rs 20 to enter. We walked to the extreme en of the park on the opposite side, where there is a boundary wall, as soon as we entered the Eco Park. The view over the border is breathtaking, with Bangladesh visible on the other side of the hills and enormous mountains melting into one another. A route encircling the area leads to several overlooks from where you can take in the scenery’s waterfalls, hills, and valleys. We spent a great time exploring Cherrapunji Eco Park in the Sohra region and finding its waterfalls. It is another fantastic place to go. From the well-designed viewing sites in the Eco Park, visitors can take in some of the breathtaking waterfalls, valleys, and mountains filled with wildlife. The canyons that encircle the Cherrapunji Eco Park in Meghalaya have authorised viewing spots. Eco Park has very stunning vistas, and the area is well-paved for a relaxing stroll. On the other side of the park are stunning views of Bangladesh’s plains. A spot in the Eco Park ser as the beginning point for the renowned Nohsngithiang Falls.
13 Thangkharang Park
One of the most well-known tourist destinations in the city is Thangkharang Park, which is 12 kilometres from Cherrapunji. It is close to the Khoh Ramhah rock and offers a sweeping view of Bangladesh as well as the distant Kynrem falls, which tumble down in three levels. The area’s beauty is enhanced by the meandering roadways. The State Forest Department Control manages the park, which has a wonderful fountain, a garden for small ones, and a greenhouse with a variety of plants and trees. The park’s two portions are connected by a brief bridge that offers a beautiful view of the plains and valley. The best time to visit the park and the Khoh Ramhah rock is during the monsoon, when the entire valley is covered with lush vegetation. The Khoh Ramrah rock, sometimes referred to as the Shiva Rock, is another well-known location in Thangkharang Park. This enormous lingam-shaped boulder is situated just across from the park’s entry gate. The park is much more intriguing to visit in the rainy season since you may cross a little bridge and get a fantastic view of the water stream cascading down. The park is maintained by the State Forest Department Control.
14 Sightseeing of the amazing Dainthlen Falls
One of the most impressive sights you will witness is Dainthlen, a thundering waterfall that crashes over immovable rocks and the high plateau of Sohra before tumbling into verdant forests. For the Khasi people, it is a significant cultural place as well. You can travel the gravel, uneven river bed that leads to the falls during the dry seasons. Local lore claims that here was the scene of a fierce conflict. The people of Sohra, an ancient village, finally overcame the Thlen, a giant serpent that represented evil. The Dainthlen Falls’ deafening roar, the area’s open topography, the nearby hillocks, and the unpredictable winds that blow here provide a perfect setting for such a vast mythology. The 80-meter-long Dainthlen Falls is a vertical drop. The viewpoints are situated on both sides of the falls, enabling you to take in their natural splendour up close while being shielded by a railing. You’ll like exploring the region close to Dainthlen as well. Throughout the gently sloping grassy climbs and descents, which are enhanced by little hills and streams, there are many surprises, from wandering cows to rare species. How to Get to Dainthlen Falls and Other Nearby Attractions – Before entering the town of Sohra, Dainthlen Falls requires a brief detour from Shillong. There are several nice places along the route where you may pause and enjoy the view. The surrounding area has other resorts and picnic areas. Dainthlen Falls is one magnificent sight, while Wei Saw Dong Falls is another.