Cherrapunjee has a rich historical heritage and was the first British outpost in this part of the country. Sohra is the original Khasi name for Cherrapunjee. It is 1300 metres above sea level and 56 kms from Shillong. This place is one of the rainiest rain-belts in the world. A pleasant drive to see roaring waterfalls leaping into deep gorges, including the famed Nohsngithiang Falls. The lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves and orange honey. Centre of Khasi culture and literature, it also has the oldest Presbyterian Church and also an establishment of the Ramakrishna Mission.
River Canyoning at Sohra is an adventure activity which is more demanding than treks. It involves following the river course. We have different sections of River Canyoning of varied challenge levels. One needs to be physically fit to clamber up huge rocks, hop from boulder to boulder, jump across rapids, swim and scramble down steep slopes. There are swim free stretches also. Our experienced guides will help you in tackling these challenges. Ideal time for River Canyoning is from November to February.
Attractions in Cherrapunjee
Mawkdok / Dympep Valley View
Rama Krishna Mission Museum
Riat Mawiew / The Grand Canyon of Cherrapunjee
First Presbytarian Church, Tombs of Welsh Missionaries, Angelican Cemetery
David Scott Memorial
Mawsmai Lighted Cave
Thangkharang Park / Kynrem Waterfalls
Khoh Ramhah / Motrop