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Best time to visit Cherrapunjee

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Summer Season in Cherrapunji

The summer begins in March and ends in May with a moderate rainfall and a pleasing temperature of 14 C to 23 C.

Monsoon Season in Cherrapunji

Maximum rainfall in occurs in this season with June receiving the highest rainfall accompanied by a Low temperature which prevails throughout the season.

Winter Season in Cherrapunji

This season is characterized by Cold temperature which prevails throughout the season with temperature falling to a minimum of 7 °C. Therefore is not the best season to visit Cherrapunji.

Events / Festivals in Cherrapunji

The Khasis in Cherapunji have two important festivals - Nongkrem Dance held in Oct. / Nov. and Shad-Suk Mynsiem, held in April.

Nongkrem Dance: It is held annually for five straight days. It is thanksgiving festival in Cherapungi for good harvest and to pray for peace and prosperity in the community and is celebrated in the month of November. An important part of this festival is 'pomblang' or decapitation of the goats, offered by the subjects to the Syiem of Khyrim who is the tribal administrative head of the area. Offerings are made to him and to the ancestors of the ruling clan.

The Shad Suk Mynsiem (Dance of Happy Hearts): It is a dance festival of the Khasis and has been being held at Lympung Weiking since 1911 Shad Suk Mynsiem is a thanksgiving dance of the Khasis to God to seek blessings for the year that had gone by and for the year to come.

Accommodation in Cherrapunji

Cherapunji is a town of pristine beauty which attracts thousands of tourists on regular basis from all around the world. The ideal time to visit Cherrapunji is between the months of September to October. Hotels bookings can be made online. The prices of hotels vary according to the kind of hotel or resort but the services offered are really appreciable. Budget rooms as well as deluxe rooms are available at affordable prices. Facilities like 24 hour Wi-Fi service, swimming pools and trekking expeditions add an aura to the experience of the tourists.

Hotels in Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee is a town in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalya state of India. The town which was known as Sohra in the past has been recognized as the wettest place on the whole planet for a number of times. Cheerapunjee is globally known for receiving the highest rainfall in the whole world. The town offers beautiful landscape scenery all around and the area is largely visited between November and February when it does not rain as heavily as it does all around the year. The rainfall has severe negative impacts as well and farmers are not able to irrigate their lands ideally. The top soil also erodes away, hence leading to poor crop output.

Cherrapunjee Weather

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station
  • Altitude

    1484 m
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    Oct - May
  • State/Code


    Khasi and Hindi
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