The entire Eco Park in Cherrapunjee maintained by the Government of Meghalaya. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Cherrapunji. You can enjoy the Green Canyons as well as the beautiful waterfalls from this Eco Park. There is also a clear stream of water over here.
There is a crossover bridge in this park from where you can seek the most breathtaking views of the canyons. You can even see the views of the plains that lies in Bangladesh. They look amazing from here.
The Shillong Agri horticulture society has also provided some of the most unique orchids to this park which are separately kept in the Green House of the park.
From here you can even see the Sylhet Plains that lies in Bangladesh and the Nohsngithiang Falls.
How to reach?
You have to book a cab or a bus. They are provided by the Meghalaya Tourism Department from Shillong itself. It is the best way to reach the park.
Avoid cloudy days since, on these days, the visibility remains really low. You will not be able to witness all the features of the park and will not be able to enjoy its beauty. A bright sunny day or a day with the clear sky is the perfect day to visit this park. But since the weather usually remains cloudy here or it rains, check the weather forecast before going.
Eco Park in Cherrapunjee has been decorated stunningly with lots of statues, craftwork on the walls and kids playground too. The walking area is very well maintained and it can be accessed even in the morning. There are various rides for kids to enjoy themselves. Since the valleys of Sohra and the waterfalls are seen from here, the entire beauty of the place is something you will cherish forever.
The park is set amidst natural surroundings and express its true natural beauty with nothing artificial in it. It goes well with the climate over here. Since it rains a lot, it is surrounded by lush greenery on all sides. The greenery, the faraway mountains, and the water bodies give you the ultimate respite from the daily drudgery and take you far away from it.
You would easily feel mesmerized with its ethereal beauty. If you are a nature lover, you will surely love this place as it is very different from other Eco Parks in the country.
It remains open till 6 pm but it is best to visit in the day hours as you can enjoy the entire beauty of the place in the daylight. Towards evening, it becomes dark so it might be difficult for you to hover around the place or explore it properly.
The Meghalaya Government maintains the park properly. It is cleaned regularly, the trees and shrubs are trimmed regularly and even the water body inside the park is well-taken care. The locals, as well as the tourists, love visiting this park. Although it was not been much long the park is established, yet it has a good reputation among all the popular spots to be visited in Cherrapunji.