Chirapunji in Meghalaya-Dr CM Seth IFS
Chirapunji land of Oranges is famous for highest rainfall. Original name of Chirapunji is Sohra. Chirapunji is high altitude tableland with a sudden rise of about 4300 feet above sea level and flat plains of Bangladesh. Geologically it is a limestone formation with several faults and fissures. There are several deep valleys and flat plateau at top. Sohra was once ruled by Khasi Chief and was traditional capital of Nong Khlaw hima. Although it receives highest rainfall but there is acute shortage of drinking water due to run off from plateau and no Forests at Top. Valleys are lush green with thick forests. Adjoining Mawsynram also receives highest rainfall and sometimes more than Chirapunji.
Chiranpunji infact is a land of number of Waterfalls. Some of the popular waterfalls are Seven sister falls, Wakaba falls, Waka kaba Falls, Nohsingthiang falls, Nohalikai Falls, Kynrem falls and Dai Thein Falls. Best season to see these wonderful falls is from June to August. In winter months there is no water and a visitor returns without watching these waterfalls.