9 Best Things to Do in Cherrapunji - 2020 (2200+ Reviews)

Things to do in Cherrapunji includes boating, river canyoning, zip lining, caving, waterfall sightseeing, trekking in mountains and many more.

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If you are planning a vacation to the ‘abode of clouds’, acquire some knowledge about the things to do in Cherrapunji because there is a lot more you can do here than just enjoying cloud-bound sceneries and a dewy atmosphere. Cherrapunji is believed to be the wettest place on earth, so if you find rain romantic, this town deserves your heart and your presence. A place that enjoys an international fame for its distinctive living root bridges, lovely water streams, and lush vegetation Cherrapunji is the perfect place to visit to quench your thirst for the exquisite.

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Cherrapunji, without a doubt, is a paradise for nature lovers as it houses a wide range of natural marvels for you to explore including dense jungles and phenomenal waterfalls. The refreshing landscapes of the town draped in various shades of green are worth clicking, making this town a great place for shutterbugs as well. Also a perfect place for thrill-seekers, There various famous tourist places in Cheerapunji which brings exciting adventure options . River canyoning, caving, trekking, and zip-lining are just a few of the activities you can indulge in here. We also have got 4 Days Meghalaya Trekking Package (25% Off + 3000 Cashback) to get more close to nature. Resorts in Cherrapunji makes the travel to Cherrapunji even more marvellous.

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Check out the best things to do in Cherrapunji:

01

Enjoy Boating at Dawki

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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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03

Go for Caving

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Go for Caving
The thrill of exploring caves is something no other activity can evoke, and if you are into caving, Cherrapunji must be on your bucket list since it claims some of the largest caves in the country. The town of Cherrapunji has a wealth of natural caves that draw in scores of patrons of archaeology here to have a look at the natural marvels that date back to ancient times.

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
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04

Ziplining at Mawdok

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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

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Enjoy River Canyoning

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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

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06

Walk Over Living Root Bridges

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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

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Witness the Nohkalikai Waterfalls

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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

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08

Visit the Cleanest Village of Asia - Mawlynnong

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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

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09

Visit Eco Park

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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

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Visit Mawkdok Dympep Valley

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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 Highway

Entry Fee: No entry fee
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Trekking in Cherrapunji

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Excellent
I am so impressed by this package that I can not stop but write a review about. I just came back from this tour, Northeast right now, especially Meghalaya is brimming with beautiful falls, and rivers. There is no doubt in giving Thrillophilia the credits for arranging everything so wonderfully.
Divjot Chattopadhyay 4 Days Tour of Mystic Meghalaya
Excellent
All in all, I and my friends had a super awesome time in the Northeast during this trip. Totally satisfied
Reaching the viewpoint of Nohkalikai falls in Cherrapunji took more than 10 minutes but the magic of the majestic fall can never be described in words. One of the best trips of my life. Northeast is the true beauty of India
30 August 2019
Excellent
It was an amazing experience. I just loved it. Thank you Thrillophilia for arranging such an amazing tour.
Excellent
It was a fantastic experience!!! I took this trip with my sisters and we enjoyed every second of it.Everyone from our driver Mr Modan to our hotel manager Mr John to our coordinator Mr Bikash were extremely helpful and cooperative.Trek to Rainbow falls was the highlight of our trip.I would recommend it one hundred percent, worth five star experience. Only regret is that I wish Ii would hav lasted longer
Excellent
On our trip we had some really amazing local food. Our guide was so accustomed to the region that we tasted some authentic local dishes such as jadoh, the jhur kleh and Do O Pura. The entire tour was a mix of varied geographical locations which included many waterfalls like seven sister falls, elephant falls, and my favourite Nohkalikai falls, lakes like Umiam, natural caves like Maswmai, the transparent Umngot river in Dawki and the cleanest village of India Mawlynnong village. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
Excellent
I travelled on this tour during the monsoon season and while some places were oozing with beauty, few places are still left unseen. We couldn’t see Nohkalikai as it was hiding behind clouds. The overall tour was fun, the guide was funny and friendly, the car and hotel were comfortable and we didn’t bother for tickets and entry passes at various landmarks. Was an effortless travel!
Superb
Most of the waterfalls we visited on this tour were quite dry and we couldn’t see much volume of water, maybe because we visited in the summer months. However, the unique Khasi food items, our driver Debojeet was a migrant from Bengal yet he knew every nook and corner of the region and the beautiful Khasi villages and landscape took my heart. Special thanks to Thrillophilia for curating such a nice itinerary where we had enough breaks and more than enough adventure on this four-day-long tour. A hearty thanks, guys!

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