Charming Cherrapunjee.

Souvik By Souvik, 24th Aug 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/_kyhv0xs/
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The article describes the beauty of the place Cherrapunjee.

Charming Cherrapunjee.

Tourists across the world know the capital of Meghalaya, that is Shillong. But the place for which the state of Meghalaya astonishes the tourists is Cherrapunjee. The place was famous for having the highest rainfall in the world. The local people call it Sohra. But the waterfalls in the area including Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Falls haunt all the tourists. The Eco-park which shares the borders of Bangladesh is probably the most romantic place of North-East India. For most part of the day the land is filled with mist, but the moment the sky gets clear and the fog disappears, the lush green valley fringed with clear blue water takes everyone to paradise. The entry fee is very nominal.

Very peculiarly every activity in Shillong and Cherrapunjee is done by the women folk of the place. The major tribe inhabiting the state includes the khasis and in fact they have the tradition of bringing the groom into the house of the bride. So in most of the shops, hotels, the main spokesmen, accountant, manager includes the women folk.

Mausmai Caves.

As far as the natural habitat of Cherrapunjee is concerned the haunting caves will make any one flabbergasted. The Mausmai caves are famous all over the world for its diverse flora and fauna. The roof of the cave is at such a low height, that tourists lose their breath in entering the cave and coming out of it. The birds and animals which adorn the habitat include civets, mongooses, rodents, bats, magpie-robin, hill myna, red-vented bulbul, etc. Among plants shorea robusta (sal), tectona grandis (teak), epiphytes, parasites, succulent plants infest the dark caves. The jostling of the birds and insects creates a spooky flavor for the tourists. The Bhagmara Sanctuary is also famous for the Pitcher Plant, (Nepenthese Khasiana) which eats insects.

Dew Point.

Besides, the Duwan Sing Syiem View Point, near Dympep, in Cherrapunjee provides the most haunting sites of the world. The place has mist and due all through the year. Neither the water body flowing down under can be seen, nor the bridge, nor the tea-stalls nearby. The visibility level is zero. It is famous all over the world as the place having highest mist and dew. The tea provided in those tea-stalls, from tea leaves of Shillong, Assam and Darjeeling takes the visitors to a different world. Visitors should visit Cherrapunjee once in their lifetime.

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Cherrapunjee, Eco Park, Mausmai Caves, Meghalaya, North-East

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Dr. Souvik Chatterji.
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author avatar Souvik
25th Aug 2011 (#)

Viewers think Cherrapunjee is famous for incessent rain. But the place is also famous for incessent dew and mist.
Souvik Chatterji.

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author avatar Souvik
25th Aug 2011 (#)

Priya Pakanati "cherrapunji and pitcher plant sure took me back to my school days souvik.i may or may not visit this place but you have made me visualise it in a simple manner with ur sincere words.thank you"

Dear Priyaji,
Thanks a lot for the kind words. The pitcher plant in India is probably found only in one place, that is Cherrapunjee.
Warm regards,
Souvik Chatterji.

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author avatar Humza
16th Sep 2011 (#)

Wow pitcher plant, I read about it in a book!

That was a splendid visit souvik, thnx dude!

I must say u look cool :D

thnx for the share :)

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author avatar Souvik
17th Sep 2011 (#)

Dear Humzaji,
Thanks a lot for your comments. The great is thing that when you reach Mausmai Caves you will find that the jostling of different birds, animals and insects will create a spooky atmosphere. The caves are also a gift of God.
Souvik Chatterji.

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author avatar Humza
17th Sep 2011 (#)

Wow A place to visit I must say :)

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author avatar Souvik
18th Sep 2011 (#)

Dear Humzaji,
Thanks for your comments.
Souvik Chatterji.

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author avatar Bedasruti das
22nd Sep 2011 (#)

Akash vora surjo-tara , viswavora pran,
ami tahar -e majkhan-a peache mor sthan,
visshoa tae jage aamar gaan...........

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author avatar Bedasruti das
22nd Sep 2011 (#)

really 'm proud to take a birth in d country like "INDIA".........
AMON DESH TI KOTHAO KHUJE BAPE NAKO TUMI..
SOKOL DESHER RANI SHE JE AAMAR "jONMO BHUMI"..........

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author avatar Souvik
25th Sep 2011 (#)

Dear Bedasruti, thanks a lot for quoting two poems of legendary Rabindranath Tagore and Dwijendralal Ray. The lines are very fitting in the contexts. Thanks for the brilliant comments.
Souvik Chatterji.

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