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Religious Places

Since Cherrapunji is basically native to the Khasi Tribes, it is a predominant Christian region. Almost 80% of the members of this tribe are followers of Christianity, they are mostly Catholics or Presbyterian. Although before the 19th century, these tribes were animist. But due to several Anglo as well as American missionary societies, they were gradually converted into the faith of Christianity. Still now, the churches operate several schools and colleges w

Khasi Hills

Cherrapunjee is located on a plateau in the southern part of the Khasi Hills at a height of 1,484 metres above the sea level. Due to its location, it overlooks the plains of the neighboring country of Bangladesh. The valleys in and around the Cherrapunjee have subtropical forests as a result they are covered by lush green forests.

It has a subtropical highland climate. It receives both the southwest and northeast monsoonal winds due to wh

Khoh Ramhah

The Khoh Ramhah is a very popular tourist destination. It offers some very beautiful views of the surrounding Khasi Hills and the plains of Bangladesh. It is a very popular picnic spot for the locals as well as for the travelers.

 

Thangkharang Park

It is a beautiful lush green park with fountains and gardens. It is very popular spot for picnic where children can play around and have fun. This park also has a greenhouse where several species of plants are at display. 

Cultural Attractions

The majority of the people living in the Cherrapunjee are the members of the Khasi tribes. Their history can be traced back to the early 16th century. Till the 18th century they were ruled by the chiefs also known as 'Syiems of Khyriem'. It was in the 19th century when these hills were annexed by the British troops.

One of the main characteristics of the native society of the people of this region is that it

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