Cherrapunji is a subdivisional town of East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya,the North Eastern state of India. It is one of the wettest places on earth. Cherrapunji holds the record for the highest rainfall in a calendar month and a year. Cherrapunji is famous for its living root bridge. The Root Bridge is the result of the bio-engineering practiced by the local people. In Meghalaya, though it doesn’t rain all day, it does rain every day.
The first thing about Cherrapunji is the rain and more rain; clouds and more clouds. Meghalaya is said to be the ‘home of clouds’. It is said that when one comes to Meghalaya, cloud enters the room through the door and greets the guest by saying ‘Khuble’ (meaning thanks) for the visit and goes out the window. Fruits i.e. jackfruit, pineapple etc. are found very tasty in Cherrapunji. At present, the householders are ready to welcome the tourists to their homestay.