Enjoy Boating at Dawki
You must have seen the magical Dawki River numerous times in your Instagram feed. One of the unmissable things to do in Cherrapunji, a boat ride on the crystal clear waters of this river will make you want to visit the place again.
The water of this river is so clean that you can easily explore the marine life below you like your boat sails on the water. Moreover, the boat ride also gives you ample opportunities to capture photographs and videos of the turquoise waters guarded by green hills that enhance its exquisiteness. Also witness the magical waterfalls in Cherrapunji which will leave you spellbound.
Location: Dawki, West Jaintia Hills
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Boating Charges: INR 500-600 per ride
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Go for Caving
If you are planning a caving expedition in Cherrapunji, you must know that you have some excellent options in and around the town, namely KremMawmluh Caves, Mawsmai Caves, KremLiatPrah Caves, and Arwah Caves. These caves feature striking rock formations and stalagmites.
Location: Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Entry Fee: INR 20 per person
Timings: 7 AM to 4 PM
Ziplining at Mawdok
Combine the thrill of adventure with the fun of relishing breathtaking vistas of a scenic valley by undertaking the activity of ziplining at Mandowk. Availed by locals and tourists alike, the activity is one of the most fun things to do in Cherrapunji.
The activity is managed by a well-trained staff which will make sure you enjoy every bit of the experience and stay safe. The experience is available in various levels so that you can opt for the level of thrill your soul desires. If you prefer active travel, ziplining in Cherrapunji is an activity you must not skip.
Location: MawkdokDympep Valley, Cherrapunji
Ziplining Charges: Starts from INR 500
Enjoy River Canyoning
Among all the activities you can try in Cherrapunji, river canyoning is the most suitable one for daredevils in the town. The activity involves, crossing the river, trekking by the river, climbing boulders, and much more. However, the activity needs one to have a knack for the adventure and a willingness to embrace thrill since it can get demanding at some points and test your mettle.
With all the heart-thumping and adrenaline-pumping moments, river canyoning in Cherrapunji will definitely make your visit to the town a memorable affair. Do not miss out on this fun-filled adventure activity that will also bring you face to face with raw nature.
Location: Laitkynsew Hills, Cherrapunji
Best Months: November to February
Walk Over Living Root Bridges
One of the most memorable things to do in Cherrapunji is to walk upon the bridges made from the roots of rubber fig trees. These bridges, commonly known as living root bridges, are the most wonderful specimen of man-made and natural wonders in the town.
These unique bridges are located deep in the dense jungles of Cherrapunji. The most popular one among these bridges is Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge which is almost 3 km long.
Living root bridges of Cherrapunji are a popular tourist attraction, luring in a number of trekkers and photography enthusiasts to witness the unmatched charm of these amazing bridges.
Location: East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya
Entry Fee: No entry fee
Witness the Nohkalikai Waterfalls
One of the most iconic waterfalls, not just in Meghalaya but the entire country, Nohkalikai Waterfalls is a place best visited for rejuvenation and for witnessing the fine artistry of nature. Taking a plunge from a dizzying height of 1,115 feet, this is the fourth tallest waterfall in India.
The site is popular among both locals and tourists, and visiting it for picnic, photography or relaxation is one of the most exciting things to do in Cherrapunji.
The roaring sound and the breathtaking vistas of the gushing stream surrounded by lush greenery is sure to set your mood right.
Location: 6.7 km from Cherrapunji
Timings: Sunrise to Sunset
Visit the Cleanest Village of Asia - Mawlynnong
The best way to feel at ease on your Cherrapunji trip is to visit Mawlynnong Village that offers you a kind embrace of mother nature and helps you let go off all of your worries.
The village is globally popular for its cleanliness, and deservingly, the village has bagged an award for being the cleanest village in Asia in 2003. Another reason to visit this village is living root bridges that you can find here. The lush green atmosphere, pretty houses and warm people will win your heart if you decide to spend some peaceful days in Mawlynnong.
Location: 8 km from Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills
Visit Eco Park
If you are visiting Cherrapunji to explore the best of nature, your exploration is incomplete without a visit to Eco Park which among the most calming things to do in Cherrapunji.
Popular among locals as a picnic and weekend getaway spot, Eco Park impresses visitors with its mighty canyons and awe-inspiring waterfalls blanketed in various shades of green vegetation. Besides, the park also has a clear water stream and orchids that enhance the beauty of its landscape.
If landscape photography interests you, make sure you are carrying your camera when you visit Eco Park Cherrapunji. The scenic beauty of the place proves why Cherrapunji is said to be one of the prettiest parts of the country. The park is located close to the famous Seven Sisters Falls.
Location: Thangkharang Road, Cherrapunji
Timing: 8 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: INR 20 per person
Visit Mawkdok Dympep Valley
Finding its name among the most prominent tourist places in the region, Mawkdok Dympep is a scenic valley that is known for its picturesque landscapes in addition to being a hotspot for adventure seekers visiting Cherrapunji.
The fame of this spot is owed to the activity of ziplining that can be availed here. A lot of tourists travelling between Shillong and Cherrapunji take a halt at this place every day since it is located on Cherrapunji-Shillong Road.
The valley has a viewpoint named Duwang Sing Syiem that offers splendid views of mighty hills adorned by clouds. You can spend some fun time polishing your photography skills here.
Location: Mawkdok, Cherrapunji-Shillong HighwayEntry Fee: No entry fee