breakfast depart for Cherrapunjee.
En route visit
Barapani (Umiam Lake) - As per the legends, two heavenly sisters
decided to make their way to Meghalaya. However, one of them had reached the
destination and the other could not due to some reason. So the former could not
traced out her sister and started crying with her broken heart. She cried so
much that and a lake was formed with her tears. Locally known as Umiam Lake,
Barapani means vast waters.Today it becomes a
hub for the water sports activities such as speed boats, sailboats and water
scooters. Adjoining to the lake, the Nehru Park offers an aviary and a
collection of orchids and butterflies.
Shillong Peak - It is the highest point of
Shillong, located in the upper Shillong an an altitude of 1961 meters (6,433
feet). The name Shillong originated from “Leishyllong” meaning god who is
believed to live on the Shillong peak, overlooking the city. It is located 5
kilometers away from Shillong and on a clear day one can enjoy the beautiful
view of the entire city.
Elephant Falls - Located in the Upper
Shillong 10 kms away from the Shillong town it is one of the majestic
waterfalls in Meghalaya. The water of this three steps falls comes down in
flows from different levels over the fern-covered rocks and falls into the
canyon down below. In the morning it forms a wonderful sight when the sun rays
fall on the cascades of water creating the rainbow colors. The best time to
visit the waterfalls is during the monsoon when it offers a breath-taking
scenery. The forests covered with ferns and thick bamboo grooves are also worth
visited for the nature lovers to find the presence of various species of
butterflies, bird and orchids.
Cherrapunjee - Cherrapunjee is a small hamlet, situated at an altitude of about
4823 feet (1484 m). Locally known as ‘SOHRA’. Cherrapunjee is located in the
southern most point of Khasi hill sharing the border of Sylhet district of
Bangladesh. Cherrapunji offers a panoramic view of the hilly terrains, deep
gorges and valleys with its spectacular waterfalls. It was once having the
record of being the wettest place on earth, with an average rainfall of about
1150ms. However, this record has been overtaken by a nearby place Mawsynram.
In Cherrapunjee Visit
Nohkalikai falls - This waterfall located 4
kms away from Cherrapunjee and is possibly between 1500 and 2000 feet tall.
Known to be the fourth longest fall in the world it carries a pathetic legend
behind its name. A woman named Ka Likai had a illegitimate child. After
marriage the husband became jealous of her love for her daughter. One day Ka
Likai was out for work and her husband killed the daughter, cooked her flesh
into a meal. When the woman enquired about her daughter, her husband showed the
sign of ignorance. Before she went to look for her daughter, she thought of
eating something and had the meal that her husband prepared for her. After
having the meal she found both the wrist of her daughter in the betel-nut
basket. Then she realized what had happened, killed her husband with a dagger
and threw herself off this cliff of this falls. This is how the falls got its
name which means "Fall of Ka Likai."
Mawsmai Cave - This 250m long cave is the
major attraction for the tourists in Cherrapunjee. This cave is located 6 kms
away from Cherrapunjee near to Mawsmai village. This natural limestone cave is
wide enough for a person to walk comfortably, and one can see the myriads of
stalagmites and stalactites all over the caves which are growing gradually. The
caves are dark inside and electric torches are installed for the convenient of
Seven Sister Falls - It is a seven-segmented
waterfall, which plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills.
In full spate, the segments stretch most of the way along the cliff. The water
falls from a height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) and has an average width of 70
metres (230 ft). The waterfalls get illuminated by the sun from dawn to
sunset. The vibrant colours of the setting sun on the waterfalls make it
beautiful to behold.
Later return to Shillong.
Arrive Shillong and
check in at hotel.
Shillong - The Capital of Meghalaya, Shillong is one of the
major tourist destinations in North East India. The British loved this place so
much that they had established its Capital for Eastern Bengal and Assam For its
climate and unique topographical features the British referred Shillong as the
“Scottland Of The East.
Overnight at hotel