Beautiful places in Cherrapunji – A Photoessay.

Cherrapunji or Sohra lies in the North East of India and protects a very unique culture and history which is still quite unknown to many in India as well as abroad. Cherrapunji lies on the border of India where the hills dramatically give way to the plains to Bangaladesh making both these lands distant from each other.

This photoessay captures some of the beauty that we experienced in this land which is known as the Scotland of the East. I am unaware of how beautiful Scotland is but Cherrapunji with its deep ravines, green mountain mists, plunging water falls, women wearing dhara and mystical caves and folktales has its own beauty without compare!

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Stone Sculptures
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The First of the Seven Falls
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The thick cloud cover that descends ever so suddenly
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Monoliths honoring Khasi heroes
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A mountain cemetery in a land of Christian majority
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Fun at Eco Park
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An apt message at Nohkalikai Falls
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Steep steps personify the mountains of Cherrapunji and Shillong for me
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Mists make everything beautiful
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Onwards to the plains of Bangladesh
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The Seven Sister Falls
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Solitude and serenity at Nohkalikai Falls
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Mountain trails built by the people
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Capturing history at Cafe Cherrapunji
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A village in Sohra
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My loot from the mountain abode
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Luxury stay at Rikinjay Resorts

Photos credited to and property of Traveling Noodles and Razor Rasu.

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