Cherrapunjee is more commonly known as Sohra. The culture in Cherrapunji is very compact. Upon visiting Cherrapunjee you will see that there is one computer internet shop, a sumo stand and a simple hotel by the name of Sohra Plaza Hotel, which has only a few rooms.
The nearby hills which surround Meghalaya truly depict its title, as the Scottland of the East”. The hills are occupied by the Khasi tribe and the valleys of the Grand Canyon, are quite impressive and the way they plummet away into deep lush bowls of tropical forest sprayed by a succession of seasonally inspiring waterfalls.
Out of all the waterfalls, the Nohkalikai Falls are the most dramatic and picturesque. One can view these easily, without even entering the designated viewpoint. These waterfalls are located at a distance of 4.4 kms southwest of the Sohra Market. There is an entry fee of Rs 3, which has to be paid before you enter the premises. If you wish to click pictures then Rs 10 has to be paid as fee.
Many Bengali Tour operators bring their tourists for sightseeing the museum at Cherrapunjee. The Ramakrishna Mission is also one of the popular tourist destinations. The mission can be visited from 9am-2pm and there is no entry fee.
There is a 150 m long cave, by the name of the Mawsmai cave which is made out of black soot and ex-stalagmites. The cave can be visited from 9:00am to 4:30pm, and there is an entry fee of Rs 60/- for viewing the cave. Here you would also see c couple of roadside monoliths, which are certainly much more impressive than the cave itself. The 14kms narrow road which is descending, towards Mawshamok is a very picturesque place for viewing the falls and cliffs. There are many places in North east which are very scenic.