If you have a dry subconscious waiting to get drenched by incessant downpour, if you want rain to kiss your feet, your eyes, your body, then Cherrapunji rainforests can just engross you. I repeat, engross you. These regions can let you escape from civilization, surrender to opaque woodland that is blissfully coupled with incessant deluge. Somewhere you find a melancholy, somewhere you get missing from yourself, somewhere you are none but a drop of rain. They are so influencing, so captivating that you just fall in love with the drops.
If you are already enthralled envisaging the scenic beauties of the area, here’s some handy tips to help you get missing for a couple of days. Getting to Cherrapunji tropical forest is not a tough job anymore.
How to go
- The Shillong airport is well-connected to the rest of India by airways. You can find a flight to Shillong or Guahati. From Guahati, you have to reach Shillong by road. Local transportation services play a great role here. You will find Tata Sumo and other cars and rent any of them after reaching Shillong, you can take a bus or taxi to reach Cherrapunji.
When to go
- If you are thinking about the best time to visit Cherrapunji rain forest, one fascinating fact is here. There is no other season except monsoon in Cherrapunji. So whenever you visit the tropical forest, you will receive watery greetings from the diversified flora of the area.
What to see
- Once you are Shillong for a week-long or 15 –days tour (keep time in your hand because the jungle has many things to be explored by you). Apart from the intensely romantic tropical forest, you will find the Mawsmai Falls which is the fourth largest in India. Don’t miss it.
Here’s a little more information about the Cherrapunji rainforest. In an average, 11,430 m rainfall is the region’s yearly habit. Because of the geographical advantage, the rainforest of Cherrapunji enjoy together the Southwest end and Northeast end downpour. Ready to get soggy? Just pack your bags. Don’t forget to take gumboots, torch and dry food. The jungle is really dense.