Shillong to Sohra (Cherrapunji) Tour | Cherrapunji Tourist Places | Shillong to Cherrapunji Road

Sohra- the name may sound unfamiliar, but
it is the original name of Cherrapunji. Sohra is a beautiful hilly village of Indian
state Meghalaya, which is popular for receiving the highest amount of rainfall in the world. Due to this heavy rainfall, the place is dotted
with some of the most spectacular waterfalls in India. Here, is a short day tour of this place from
Shillong. From Shillong, you can easily get a reserved
or shared cab to reach Sohra. We hired a reserved cab which charged Rs3200
for this trip. It will take a whole day to cover the Sohra
tour from Shillong. We started our journey at 8.30 Am from Shillong
and again returned back to Shillong at 6.30 PM after completing the trip. The road to sohra from Shillong passes through
the vast green mountain valley which is really refreshing. At the entrance of Sohra, first, stop at Mawkdok
Dympep valley viewpoint after crossing a short hanging bridge. This viewpoint is developed by the Meghalaya
government and it lies at the beginning of the Sohra tourist circuit. Enjoy the stunning views of surrounding mountain
valleys from this point. Moving further through a path that passes
in between lush green mountains you will reach to a scenic waterfall of the region, Wakaba
Falls. The entry fee to this viewpoint is Rs10 per
person. This is one of the highest waterfalls in the
region. We witnessed the beautiful waterfalls rolling
down from a high rock. The surrounding mountain range of this waterfalls
also needs a special mention. Next on your way you will see some small villages
and can enjoy the local lives there. The mountain tops are flat in this region
covered with grasses. You can also see some big trees. No doubt the surrounding views are very beautiful. The next destination of this tour is the most
famous seven sister’s waterfalls or Mawsmai falls. This is one of the highest waterfalls in India. Surrounded by lush mountains, these waterfalls
drop from a great height of 1033ft of the limestone cliffs of Khasi hills. Next, go to visit Mawsmai Caves. The car parking area is a little distance
away from the real cave. Here at the car parking area, there are some
small eateries and souvenir stalls. The entry fee to the cave is Rs20 per head. From the ticket counter climb up some steps
to reach the cave entrance. Mawsmai cave is one of the breath-taking cave
mazes in Meghalaya. The cave is full of beautiful natural limestone
structures. Also, enjoy the flora and fauna of the region. On a public holiday, you will see a large
crowd come to visit this cave and enjoying themselves. After visiting this cave system, we went to
Jiva Resort and had our lunch there. The resort is quite spacious and the food
was also good. From the well-manicured lawn of this resort,
you will be able to get a stunning view of the East Khasi hills. We also clicked some snaps of the beautiful
flowers that bloom there. From Jiva resort, we returned back to Shillong. If you love this Sohra tour then please like
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