Scotland of the East


Cherrapunji needs no introduction. We all learnt the name of this small hill town in the North East as the answer to ‘the wettest place on earth’ in school. The description somehow conveyed an impression of a warm, wet and swampy forested area to me, but seeing pictures on the internet changed that perception. Ever since, Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra, had been on my bucket list and I had the chance to tick it off recently. Cherrapunji, or Sohra as it was originally called when it served as the traditional capital of the Khasi tribe before the British moved it to Shillong, can be visited throughout the year. However, it is ideal to plan your visit around the monsoon when the seasonal waterfalls, which are the main attraction of this destination, cascade in their full might. Our trip began with a hearty breakfast at the Jiva Resort we were…