Location of Cherrapunji and its highlights | Road map and driving directions to Cherrapunji from Shillong
Cherrapunji is at a distance of 56 kms from Shillong. It takes 2 hours to reach Cherrapunji in the narrow roads and high mountains. Visitors who enter Cherrapunji expect to see dense forests. But, would be shocked to find dry grass lands, children and women carrying pots of water etc. The hills are full of coal and limestone mines.
Cherrapunji has an average elevation of 4,283 feet and is a plateau in the southern part of Khasi hills. The original name is Sohra Punj. Soh means fruits and rah means available. This was the main business center for British. Coal, lime stone and sand stone production center. They could not pronounce the name correctly and used to call this place Cherrapunji which gradually became Cherrapunji. Locals call this place Sohra. Many of the uneducated does not even know that their place is called Cherrapunji by others.
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