SHILLONG, June 24, 2018: After the curfew which has now been relaxed in the city, saw droves of devotees arriving here from Kamakhya in neighbouring Assam on Saturday. Pilgrims who have come for the Ambubachi Mela, made a beeline for the Pine City to partake of its serene beauty. All-time favourite Sohra (Cherrapunjee) is also on their travel list.
Every year, when the ancient festival of Ambubachi gets under way at the Kamakhya Temple atop the Nilachal Hills in Kamrup, pilgrims from different parts of the country, mostly from the eastern region, especially Bengal, make it a point to undertake a pilgrimage of a different kind to Sohra-once the wettest place on earth.
“Amra proti bochhor Ambubachi melate eshe Cherrapunjeete brishti dekhte ashi (every year, when we come for the Ambubachi Mela, we also come to see rainfall in Cherrapunjee),” said Rupali Das from Malda.