One of the most famous destinations in Meghalaya, Cherrapunjee or Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra, is a sub-divisional town in the East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya. Cherrapunjee, was the most humid place on Earth, before Mawsynram, but Cherrapunjee continues the record for the highest recorded rainfall every year.
Famously known for its double-decker living root bridge, it has an average elevation of 1,430 meters, lies on a plateau in the southerly part of the Khasi Hills. Double Decker Living Root bridge, Umshiang root bridge, Mawsaw root bridge, and Ritymmen root bridge are some of the fascinating living root bridges in villages near Cherrapunji.
The living root bridge is a variety of simple suspension bridge, made of living plant roots by tree shaping. The process of making a living root bridge takes about 10 to 15 years, and the bridge ordinarily remains for hundreds of years.
Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point, Mawsmai Cave, Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Dawki, and Nohkalikai Waterfalls are some of the major attractions in Cherrapunji.