Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Cherrapunjee



53 km (approx) from Shillong, is famous for its world heaviest rainfall, its is set amid deep gorges and roaring waterfall. Close by are network of limestone caves. It was here that the Britishers made their outpost. It has the oldest Presbyterian Church in the North East at Nongsawlia, missionaries preached Christianity, and Khasi literature was born, The huge complex of the Ramkrishna Mission’s Monastry and School spread the message of Vedanta amongst the Khasis which went spreading up to Jaintia Hills. Cherrapunjee is also famous for its own orange orchards and honey. Enroute from Shillong to Cherrapunjee via Upper Shillong, Mylliem, Umtyngar, Dympep, Sohrarim and Laitryngew.