Nested high on the southern fringes of Khasi Hills amid the rolling clouds Cherrapunji also called Sohra is a picturesque, mesmerizing little town carved out of a dissected plateau in the north eastern state of Meghalaya. The pristine beauty of Cherrapunji with its luxurious pine forested hills, gushing white streamlets, numerous waterfalls, and its rejuvenating temperate climate with perpetual veil of clouds imparts an unmistakable Scottish touch to climate and more often than not, it is actually referred to as “The Scotland of the East”.
The name Meghalaya literally means “Abode of the Clouds” and as the name suggests it is one of the wettest places on the earth receiving the highest rainfall in the world with Cherrapunji holding Guinness book of World record as the wettest place on earth. This status of Cherrapunji has however changed due to the Global warming and heavy deforestation Cherrapunji has slipped to the second place with close by Mawsynram holding the record for highest rainfall. Cherrrapunji travel guide will provide a better insight on the place.