Shillong the capital city of Meghalaya also called as the ‘Scotland of the East’ in India and is a great place to spend holidays at. Tourists visiting Shillong often visit Cherrapunjee. Shillong was nicknamed as the ‘Scotland of the East’ by the British during their invasion for the fact that the landscapes of this city resemble to that of the Scotland. Both of these places in northeast India are easily accessible by road.
Visiting Cherrapunjee from Shillong by road is loved by all travelers and if you want to add some thrill to your journey, hire a bike and hit the road. The distance from Shillong to Cherrapunjee is not very much it is about 53 kilometers and is almost an hour and half drive. There are many places to stop by and feast your eyes to the natural beauty of these places. You may hire a taxi that are easily available from Shillong however the taxi fare may depend upon the driver, the kind of taxi you hired, your preference of the taxi and the season. If you are visiting Cherrapunjee during the peak tourist season you will have to pay a little higher price for the taxi than what you usually pay when you visit the place during the off season. Normally a day trip taxi fare from Shillong to Cherrapunjee is around INR 2000 to INR 3500, depending upon the time of the year and the taxi a traveler prefers. Many tourists prefer to stay in Shillong since the capital offers a large number of hotels, guesthouses and homestays; plus the tourists can choose any kind of stay they prefer within their budget. There are many places of tourist attractions to visit on your way to Cherrapunjee from Shillong and of the most famous places is the Elephant Falls. It is about a distance of 12 kilometers from Shillong and offers spectacular three-tier natural waterfall with beautiful surroundings.