We were a big group of 10 who checked in at the resort. We stayed for a night, but what fun it was!
Sunlight to rain to fog to sunlight again...all in 10 minutes time. and this happened throughout the day. the hotel arranged for a guide to take us to the nearby root bridge, which is an experience in itself. i had lived for 13 years in Shillong, but had never ventured this far. seems i had missed a lot! the next morning we took a short trek through the village...again got ample doses of rain, fog and sunshine all in an hour. great views all the way, including a viewing point at the end of the trek.
About the hotel - the owners are more like hosts, always willing to help and guide you. rooms are ok, the ones in the new wing are much better and obviously slightly pricier. food tastes good, but the service is really slow. however, it didn't bother us much, we weren't in a hurry anyways.
My tip to all those travelling to Cherrapunji is.......step beyond the usual circuit and come another 20 kms further to stay at this place. you'll be happy you did it, because no other place that i know of can give you this experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort is a family run 'Nature Resort', promoted as a Family Holiday Destination. The focus is on the abundant scenic beauty all around the Resort, the benevolence of the Asian Summer Monsoon on Cherrapunjee, the enchanting and challenging Nature Treks in this amazing terrain, the Living Root, Baths in waterfalls, mountain streams and cool springs during the rainy season, Swims in Natural Swimming, Campfires, Adventure Caving, River Canyoning and Camping Out in winter. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cherrapunjee Holiday Hotel Cherrapunjee
- Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort Meghalaya