I am a hardcore traveler and I love exploring new places. North-East had always intridued me for its raw and unexplored natural beauty. So, I decided to head to this nature’s wonderland with my family. All of us were very excited and the trip turned out to be one of the most cherishable times of togetherness. Let me take you through our wonderful journey to Cherrapunjee in July.
Details Of Our Trip To Cherrapunjee In July
Trip Cost: INR 1,52,800
No. Of People: 6 Adults
Trip Duration: 7 Days
Inclusions: Transport, Breakfast, Accommodation
Exclusions: Entry Fee, Lunch, Dinner, Taxes
Itinerary Of Our Trip To Cherrapunjee In July
Day 1: Arrival in Guwahati
Day 2: Visit the Laitlum Canyons
Day 3: Mawllynnong Village Excursion
Day 4: Genting Dream Cruise
Day 5: Malacca
Day 6: Jewel Changi Airport | Departure from Singapore
Top Places To Visit In Cherrapunjee In July
Here are some of the most picturesque places we visited in Cherrapunjee in July:
The capital of the state of Meghalaya and home to the Khasi tribe. Shillong has rightly earned the sobriquet of “Scotland of the East” owing to the rolling hills, beautiful scenery and climate. On the way to Shillong you will visit the beautiful Umiam Lake, a major tourist attraction where you can have lunch also, it is located just before entering to Shillong. Reach hotel and check in, after some leisure you can also visit local market to enjoy the local cuisines and night life of the city. Later in the evening have your dinner and overnight stay at Hotel in Shillong. The Laitlum canyons are literally translated as ‘End of Hills’, or ‘Edge of the World’. And it is a fact that Laitlum nestled at great heights, and is surrounded by vast rocky hills and valleys. Jowai – Krang Suri Waterfall.
2. Mawlynnong Village
Mawlynnong Village the cleanest village in Asia. Mawlynnong, a picturesque village located in East Khasi Hills along the India-Bangladesh border. Declared as the cleanest village in Asia by Discover India magazine in 2003, the modestly existing Mawylynnong has alternatively been known as ‘God’s own garden’ too. Go for a short trek of the village and see the Khasi way of life and meet the locals. You can visit Balancing Rock, Sky Walk, Bangladesh Viewpoint and the longest Living Root Bridge.
3. Kyurem Falls
Dawki and river Umgnot, with pictures of crystal clear waters popular in the social media. You can have a bath over here, enjoy local boating. On the way to Dawki you can enjoy the view of Borhill Falls and Kyurem Falls.
4. Single And Double Decker Bridge
Right at the midway while going downhill, you’ll get a different path, indicating the route towards Single Decker Living Root Bridge. After that back to Mawlynnong Bamboo Cottage reach there by the evening check into the hotel and enjoy the food in the evening can have a leisurely walk locally. Overnight Stay at Mawlynnong.
As the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. Living Root Bridge, a natural bridge formed with the roots of the trees. A little hiking is required to see the magnificent bridge (hiking approx 5 hour). Then visit the balancing rock, a small stone holding a big rock by balancing it on above it and the Tree House (watch tower) made by the local people of the village.
Cherrapunjee – you must have read about this place in school and now is the chance to experience and explore the wettest place of India. Enroute enjoy the most scenic locations and capture them because they are memories which will keep you mesmerized years on years. On the way come across several waterfalls, limestone caves.
Nohkalikai Falls: At a height of 1115 feet, the Nohkalikai falls are the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Be dazzled by the beauty of this scenic force as you cherish this rare moment. Seven Sisters Falls: Located south of the Mawsmai village, the Seven Sisters Falls is a vibrant spectacle. The fall at a height of 1033 feet plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills. We had also visited Rainbow Waterfall and Weisawdong Waterfall.
7. Exotic cave
Mawsmai cave: A major northeast tourist attraction, the Mawsmai cave is flocked by tourists throughout the year. Visit these surreal limestone constructions for a holistic holiday experience. Arwah cave: The Arwah Cave in Cherrapunjee is a magnificent spot for all nature lovers. One can spot a diverse range of flora and fauna amidst these limestone stacks
Garden of Caves is a natural space, created by seasonal waterfalls and fed by rains. Surrounded by the emerald greens of bushes and hedges, the place is home to caves, waterfalls and cascades. It was officially inaugurated as a tourist spot on 9th Dec, 2010 and has, thus, become a place explored by those who travel on the road less travelled. It is a 2.5 hectare property with seven major spots – Ka Synrang Syiem (the king’s cave), Sum Syiem Falls, Ki Stieh Maw (warrior rocks), U Mawdo Hnud (heart-shaped rock), U Mawkhyllung (baby rock), Arsdad Falls, and Riat Halwai Falls.
8. Eco Park
Eco Park has been designed by the Meghalaya government to facilitate tourist to enjoy the Green Canyons”of Sohra As well as the waterfalls that lie around it. There is a stream inside the park and one has to cross a bridge to get near the edge of the canyon.
Deepak had an amazing time with his family in Cherrapunjee in July. You can also make your own memories by planning a trip to Cherrapunjee with your loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions About Cherrapunjee In July
A. July is the peak monsoon season in Shillong. This is a good time to witness the rain-washed beauty of Shillong. The landscapes look greener and fresher.
A. The best time to visit Cherrapunji is between the months of September to May.
A. July is a monsoon month in Meghalaya and the state receives a high amount of rainfall. Some spots in the state would be closed for tourists, so you may not be able to visit those places. But if you want to simply enjoy the greenery and natural beauty of this place then visiting Meghalaya in July is a good idea.