Cherrapunji is located in Meghalaya. It is an area in the East Khasi Hill District. Cherrapunji is famous as the wettest land on Earth. It receives the maximum recorded rainfall. It is at a height of 4869 feet and is situated on a plateau in the Khasi Hills. The soil category is not the best of the lot as most of it gets washed off by rain or deforested. Cherrapunji observes xerophytic vegetation which is diverse in nature. The area is filled with subtropical forests as Cherrapunji has subtropical highland climate with a very prominent monsoon coming from Bay of Bengal. The average temperature is 11.5 degree in the winter and 20.6 degree in summer. South west and North east monsoons impact this region a lot. Cherrapunji is also called Sohra or Cherra and it comes with fascinating views of Bangladesh. Assam lies to the north of Cherrapunji and it also shares its borders with Bangladesh towards the south. Cherrapunji's gorges have great depth and help in channeling the low-lying clouds. March to October recives the 98% of the rainfall of Cherrapunji.
Find undulating grasslands here with shrubs strewn across the land. Tropical rain forests dominate the slopes of the gorges. The current soil is barren because of jhum cultivation or shifting cultivation practiced on the land. The ethnic communities, lush greenery and unexplored terrains make Cherrapunji a pristine land waiting to be explored by tourists from all across the world.
People here take part in selling products in markets, mining sand, coal and limestone and also work in cement factories.