What to See
Nohkalikai Waterfall: Nohkalikai Waterfall is considered to be the highest in India and it falls from a height of 1100 ft. The waterfall is located close to the centre of the town so you can easily take a day trip out there and check out the natural beauty of the place. The waterfall is at its best during monsoon, but it can also get a little risky so keep your distance and don’t try any stunts! The water gushes down into a pool-like formation and the cascading water just looks like shimmering diamonds streaming down.
Living Roots Bridge: These bridges are actually roots of trees, growing on the top of the river! Located deep into the tropical forests of Cherrapunjee, the Living Roots Bridges are partly a wonder created by the Khasis, who have channelized the roots to grow like bridges. It is said that a new root bridge takes up to 15 years to grow strong enough to carry the weight of people who would be walking over it. Amazing place for photo-ops and to just sit and relax with your partner!
Eco Park: This park designed and maintained by the Government of Meghalaya is a popular location from where visitors can take in the green canyons and nearby waterfalls of Cherrapunjee. The park also houses a beautiful stream within its boundaries, making for a quaint picnic spot. Take a nice long walk along its bridge and get mesmerised by the amazing views of the surrounding areas.
Khoh Ramhah: The major tourist attraction here is the gigantic rock in the shape of a cone. Khoh Ramhah is also known as Mothorp or Pillar Rock. There are two smaller rocks in the same shape around it. This is a great spot for a little picnic and you can simply relax and bask in the glory of nature that is abundant here. Also, on a clear day, you can get a glimpse of the plains of neighbouring Bangladesh!
Thangkharang Park: Right opposite to Khoh Ramhah, Thangkharang Park is a lovely place to visit, especially during the monsoon months, if nature-watching is your thing. You can feast your eyes on the waterfalls cascading in the area or the snaking roads down below.
Nokrek National Park: The Nokrek National Park is listed as UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve. This impressive national park has some strict guidelines that you need to follow in order to explore it, but it is well worth it. It’s a treasure trove of nature and biodiversity, where you will even find red pandas living happily.
Nohsngithiang Falls: The Nohsngithiang Falls makes its way down the East Khasi hills and onto the plains of Bangladesh. This waterfall is also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfall, as seven streams combine to make this the 4th highest waterfall in India.