Cherrapunjee, previously, held the record of being The Wettest Place on Earth. Currently, the distinction is held by Masynram, 15 km from Cherrapunjee. So, one of the essentials to carry with you is a raincoat or an umbrella. The most predictable aspect of Cherrapunjee is the unpredictable chances of rainfall.
Sunlight is rarely seen here. The place is covered by moving clouds most of the time. The density of the clouds changes every 15-20 mins. The freshness of the vegetation is something you won’t find elsewhere. Another thing to observe is the systematic and well-designed drainage system. You never get to see waterlogging even after a heavy shower.
Streams of water flowing from the rocks and hills are a common sight. Some of the waterfalls look absolutely majestic and charming. Caves, root bridges, fossils are other attractions in this region. Some attractions don’t even have proper access way. You have to trek through forests to get there.
Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong, is easily accessed from Cherrapunjee, along with Dawki River and India-Bangladesh Border.
Language is never a problem here. The natives easily understand and converse in English, Hindi and Bangla, although Khasi is the local language.
When to Travel?
The best time to visit Cherrapunjee is anytime other than the Monsoon months. October to April is the time you should aim for visiting this place.