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One Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

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Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is famous for its climate. It is located in East Khasi Hills which are approximately 50 KM southwest from the state capital city of Shillong. This small town is one of the wettest places on Earth and the only place in India where it rains almost every day of the year. But surprisingly the locals face acute shortage of water despite constant rainfall throughout the year!

The town of Cherrapunji is also referred to as Sohra and Churra, which means ‘the land of oranges’. From the lofty cliffs of Cherrapunji, you can also enjoy some grand views of the plains of Bangladesh, making it the perfect vacation spot for a one-day Cherrapunji local sightseeing tour.

Cherrapunji is also famous for its living root bridges, waterfalls, and simple but delicious cuisine. Adventure lovers, who enjoy a quiet atmosphere often take a one-day Cherrapunji sightseeing package since it’s a relatively lesser known place for trekking. The most popular trekking route is in Nongriat village that leads the trekkers to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge. The path can be tricky, so it is advisable to hire a guide.

Other activities that are enjoyed by tourists is Cherrapunji are river canoeing, rock climbing, stargazing, and camping. With its clean and isolated surroundings, Cherrapunji is an excellent destination for same day local sightseeing wherein you can relax and unwind with your loved ones.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Cherrapunji Local Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Double-Decker Living Root Bridge, Mawlynnong, Mawsmai Waterfalls, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Meghalaya Eco Park
  • Departs at 9:00 AM
  • Ends at 8:30 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Cherrapunji Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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Package Cost for 1 Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip

Indica (A/C)
4 Seater / Hatchback
Rs.3,700/-
Indigo / Etios / Dzire
4 Seater / Sedan
Rs.4,300/-
Innova / Xylo
7 Seater / SUV
Rs.5,500/-
Tempo Traveller (A/C)
12 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.6,400/-
Swaraj Mazda
20 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.11,500/-
Bus
49 Seater / Mini Bus
Rs.15,000/-

How to book Cherrapunji Local 1 Day Package?

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  • Receive a confirmation email or SMS from Service Provider
  • Receive Driver details on SMS or email 2 hours before the tour.
  • Show the SMS/Email to the driver
  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Cherrapunji tour

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The best time to visit Cherrapunji is from September to May when the rainfall isn’t as heavy. The month of June receives the highest amount of rainfall. July and August are wet months too. The rains keep the weather chilly, so it is advisable to carry heavy clothing and umbrellas also, of course! Our private rental cab drivers are locals who will efficiently show you around the town.

Comfortable seats ensure a visitor’s maximum comfort. All services come in very pocket-friendly rates without you ever having to worry about overtime charges. In a one day package, we show our guests all the import sites in Cherrapunji namely, double-decker living root bridge, Mawlynnong, Mawsmai Waterfalls, Nohkalikai waterfalls, Meghalaya Eco Park and lunch at local eateries.


Itinerary for your One Day Cherrapunji Local Trip

Pickup from your Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism Place Plan to Depart By
Siddhivinayak Temple 9:30 AM
Haji Ali Dargah 9:45 AM
Gateway of India 10:00 AM
Lunch 30 to 45 minutes. Please note that Lunch is not Complimentary and Not Included in this package. Suggested Restaurants: {Govardhan / Siddhartha}. Plan to finish lunch by – 2:00 PM.
Bandra Bandstand 2:30 AM
Marine Drive 3:20 PM
Colaba Causeway 4:45 PM

Drop at your Hotel by 8:30 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Cherrapunji or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Cherrapunji fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in Cherrapunji 1 Day Local Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Cherrapunji Local Tour Package?

  • Entry Fee for tourist attractions
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Guides Payment (If required, guests can book a guide from www.Hire-a-Guide.in or need to bring a guide on their own)
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

A Quick Guide to Cherrapunji Tour – What you see?

Below is the list of sightseeing places included in the 1 Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing tour package.

1. Double-Decker Living Root Bridge

One Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Double-Decker Living Root Bridge
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: There is a 20-meter trek that must be climbed to reach the upper bridge, but the toil is worth it!
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Double-Decker Living Root Bridge

The famous Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge of Cherrapunji is located in one of the region’s thick tropical forests and will be the first, as well as most exciting part of the one-day Cherrapunji local sightseeing tour. Drenched in the rain for a good part of the year, these marvelous human-made bridges of Meghalaya are an eclectic mix of human talent and natural wonder.

The bridge was built from ancient rubber trees that are endemic only to the northeast region of India. The people of the Khasi tribe took it upon themselves to build the bridge which is now one of the most visited sites in the entire state of Meghalaya. The bridges were made as an alternative to wooden bridges that rot and erode due to continuous rainfall.

The entangled roots of the vertically parallel bridges are truly stunning to see. A new root bridge takes up to fifteen years to become strong enough to bear the weight of people who would be walking on it. Some bridges are believed to be almost five centuries old! The Umshiang Double-Decker Bridge is 3 KM long and stands at the height of 2,400 feet.


2. Mawlynnong

One Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Mawlynnong
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Ask a local for the direction of Bangladesh and sure enough from some of the higher points of the village, you can enjoy a clear view of the Bangladesh plains!
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Mawlynnong

The village of Mawlynnong is located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. The village won the title of the cleanest village in Asia in 2003 and since then has been known as ‘God’s Own Garden’. The village attracts tourists for its cleanliness, and the eco-tourism of Mawlynnong is a thriving industry of Meghalaya.

The community has made a collective effort to keep the village clean, and you will be stunned to see its beauty on the Cherrapunji private tour. The village is visited for its picturesque natural beauty, beautiful trekking routes and an overall pleasant ambiance.

In the town, you must also see the natural balancing rock, a strange natural edifice where a boulder is balanced on another rock. The village is further beautified with waterfalls, small streams, and flowering orchids. When you are in the village, you will see locals cleaning the roads, picking up leaves, and garbage bins made of biodegradable material.

The village also has hundred percent literacy rate, and most of the villagers can converse in English. There are many tea shops in the village where you can enjoy hot tea and delicious snacks. You may also stay overnight at several homestay options in the town.


3. Mawsmai Waterfalls

One Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Mawsmai Waterfalls
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The water is illuminated by the sun throughout the day, and the water changes its colors with the movement of the sun!
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Mawsmai Waterfalls

The magnificent Mawsmai Waterfalls of Meghalaya are located only a kilometer from the Mawsmai village and will reach here through the private rental cab. These beautiful falls in the East Khasi Hills are set against a backdrop of gorgeous landscapes and breathtaking views, making it an excellent place for photography.

The pleasant climate, rugged plateaus, big waterfalls and cold streams leave an unforgettable impression on every tourist. Tourists visit Mawsmai falls to enjoy the bounty of this large natural structure. The Mawsmai Falls of Meghalaya, also known as the Nohsngithiang Falls is the fourth largest waterfall in India. It is also known as the Seven Sisters’ Falls. The cliffs of the falls are made of limestone, and they plunge down to a height of 315 meters into a deep valley.


4. Nohkalikai Waterfalls

One Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Nohkalikai Waterfalls
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: Trekking, camping, bird watching, landscape photography, swimming, and angling are some of the favorite activities that tourists participate in at Nohkalikai Waterfalls.
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Nohkalikai Waterfalls are situated at a short distance of 5 KM from the town of Cherrapunji. They are the tallest plunge waterfall in India and also the fourth highest waterfall in the world, making them a majestic spot on the Cherrapunji Private Package. The best time to visit Nohkalikai Waterfalls is during the monsoon season. The water flows continuously then and looks the most spectacular too.

A viewing gallery has been erected for visitors from where they can view the magnificent falls. You can also visit the other viewpoints in the vicinity which are connected to each other by stairs. The force of the water has carved a waterhole at the foot of the falls that appears blue in the winter and green in the summer months.


5. Meghalaya Eco Park

One Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Meghalaya Eco Park
  • Plan to Depart by :
  • Must See / Things to Do: The nursery at the park also sells some small potted plants. These can make for unique souvenirs of your one day tour!
  • Timings: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Holiday / Closed on: Open on All Days
  • Recommended Duration: 45 Minutes
  • Entry Fee: No Entry fee
  • Website: Double-Decker Living Root Bridge

The Eco Park in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya is a beautiful park established and maintained by the Government of Meghalaya. The park is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Cherrapunji which allows visitors on the same day Cherrapunji sightseeing tour to enjoy uninterrupted views of the Green Canyons of Cherrapunji along with the waterfalls located in the vicinity. The Eo Park is walled on all four sides by a crystal clear stream of water.

There is a crossover bridge at the end of which the viewpoints to see the canyons are located. Whereas, the other side of the same park allows you to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Sylhet plains of Bangladesh. The park also houses endemic orchids in its gardens. All the flora can be found inside the Greenhouse of the park. The southern point of the Eco Park originates at the Nohsngithiang Falls.


Food at Local Eateries

One Day Cherrapunji Local Sightseeing Trip by Car Food at Local Eateries
When in Cherrapunji, you can enjoy a great variety of cuisines such as North Indian, Bengali, Punjabi, South-Indian, Chinese and of course, the local Khasi food. The local cuisine is simple, refreshing and mostly meat based. Do not forget to enjoy a piping hot plate of pork momos, sohra pulao, and jadoh rice. Rice beer is a favorite alcoholic drink and is accompanied with every meal.

Cherrapunji is quickly emerging as a tourist hotspot in India and is indeed one of the unique places you will ever visit. Our same day Cherrapunji local sightseeing vacation is a great way to chill and relax and also to learn more about the culture of a relatively unknown place!


Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Cherrapunji tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Cherrapunji Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, Rs.9/km and Rs.90/hour.
  • For Indigo, Rs.12/km and Rs.100/hour.
  • For Innova, Rs.15/km and Rs.125/hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, Rs.18/km and Rs.200/hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, Rs.20/km and Rs.300/hour.

Points to Note:

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Cherrapunji tour package. This 1 day Cherrapunji tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places in Cherrapunji and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Cherrapunji tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or Service Provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Cherrapunji sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.


Questions about the Tour?

In case of any query regarding the 1 Day Cherrapunji tour package, feel free to call one of the service providers on below numbers or Request a Call Back or send an email at hello@oneday.tours. Our travel advisors are happy to assist you 24/7.

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