Cherrapunjee continues to receive the highest recorded rainfall in the whole world despite cyclical below average rainfall in some years. Cherrapunjee is locally known as 'Sohra' which name has now been declared as the official name of the place by the state Government. The fact that Cherrapunjee / Sohra falls directly on the path of South West Monsoon and the oragraphy of the hills at about Cherrapunjee helps to funnel and converge the monsoon clouds of a wide area to a relatively small area and deflect them upwards to cooler climes contribute to such heavy rainfall.
Guwahati or Pragjyotishpur, the gateway of North East, is one of the historical cities of India with a glorious past. The city has experienced rapid transformation and has developed into a vibrant and cosmopolitan centre with major activities in Hi-Tech and I.T. sectors. Guwahati has witnessed tremendous growth in the industrial sector and had a rapid face lift in the recent past, which has made this place as good as any other developed city of India.
In the heart of Assam, this park is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. The site is on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River at the foot of the Mikir Hills. The park lies in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra. The riverine habitat consists primarily of tall, dense grasslands interspersed with open forests, interconnecting streams and numerous small lakes (bheels ).
Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, is a hill town, situated in the north eastern part of India. Shillong in Meghalaya is situated at an altitude of 1496 m above sea level. Shillong remained the capital of Assam, before the formation of Meghalaya in the 1974. The place, the people and the climate all combined together to create an amiable atmosphere, to make Shillong Meghalaya an ideal holiday destination throughout the year. Shillong tourism you can view beautiful lakes and waterfalls set in pine forests and green mountains. It is a popular hill-station which the British used to call the Scotland of the East.