Wari Chora is a small village situated in the Meghalayan Garo hills surrounded by lush green forests.
As a local guide from the region explained: Wari of Wari Chora means a deep river or a depression in the river.
Garo hills are home to the Garo tribe, which is known for its unique culture and tradition. They have a rich history and deep connection with the land and their way of life revolves around nature.
Garos, who locally call themselves A.chik are known for their skill in hunting and their traditional knowledge of the medicinal properties of plants.
The Garo tribe is very welcoming and hospitable, and always ready to share their culture with visitors.
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Wari Chora is located in the South Garo Hills of Meghalaya, which is about 7 hour drive from Shillong. If you are travelling in the rain, expect more time to reach.
The distance between Shillong to South Garo Hills by road is more than 360 kms ( 9 hours ) . The best way to reach Wari Chora is by taking a private cab from the city of Shillong via NH106.
We have added Wari Chora activities as an optional activity on our group trips to Meghalaya and will be travelling on day 1 to Wari chora itself.
Once you get past the initial shock of arriving in this unusual village, you quickly realize that Wari Chora is unlike anything else you have ever seen before and it feels like this was a sacred place long before humans ever set foot here.
If you have ever been to Mawryngkhang: the bamboo trek, the ecology of Wari Chora looks similar.
If you have heard of Wari Chora, You know why we are here
To raft through this amazing Canyon
As you have assumed, this was recently discovered by travellers and added to the traveller's map. Hance the tourism infrastructure is slowly coming up but the locals will do everything possible to make your trip as memorable as possible.
Except to stay in simple Homestays or tents. We remember contacting one of the locals to setup a personal campsite and they were super welcoming. I can't wait to take all of the batches to Wari Chora. 🙂
Wari Chora is a place that is hard to find if you’re not looking for it. It’s nestled in the dense jungle of Meghalaya, and unless you know where to look, it might just stay a hidden gem. Even more so because Wari Chora is one of the few places in the world of its kind.
If you simply want to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of Wari Chora, then there are plenty of activities available for you as well. Hiking, camping and Boating can both be easily done here, and there are also several waterfalls and rivers to explore.
Wari Chora is a small town in Meghalaya that is known for its otherworldly landscape. The area around Wari Chora is known for its dense forests, steep cliffs, and crystal-clear streams.
Here are some of the things you can do nearby if you're interested in exploring :
1. Chibok Dare, Bawe Duragre
One of the most beautiful waterfall in Garo Hills, accessible from Williamnagar. Enjoy the crystal clear water, hiking through the forest & indegenous Garo villages. The road condition is quite bad to this area. so Keep that in mind.
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2. Re•nang Dare Falls
This is a perfect spot for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustles of city life.
However, it's hard because you have no way there! It will take about 10-13 km worth of hiking (depending) before you see this amazing waterfall in nature with your own two eyes. It will make you wonder how beautiful everything around us can truly be if only we stop focusing on our problems long enough.
I recommend bringing water bottle snacks etc so that nothing goes uneaten during our journey through these lush green forests--and don't forget camera
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3 . Aginma Wari Fish Sanctuary
If you have one extra day, spent about 2 hours here in this pristine water body. Again, the road will not be that accessible. So be prepared for little bumpy ride.
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The area around Wari Chora is full of dense forests and hills. The climate is cool with moderate rainfall. Summers are hot and humid while winters are pleasantly cold.
The best time to visit Wari Chora is during the months of November to February when the temperatures range from 15 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius and there is little or no rain.
Sooo, If you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path destination with plenty of outdoors time and newly explored places, Wari Chora must be on your list.
And if you want to make the most of your trip, be sure to book one of the homestays – I promise you won’t regret it!
PS : Always remember, visiting such places also comes with a responsibility to keep it clean and leave it in a better way than you found. Remember to give back to the community and always take back your trash.