Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort is a family run Nature Resort and is the first Resort established in Cherrapunjee way back on 12th June 2000 when there was no accommodation available in the entire Cherrapunjee area for tourists. The Promoters I, Denis P.Rayen hailing from Madurai, Tamil Nadu and my wife Mary Carmela Shati hailing from Laitkynsew where the Resort is located used to visit Laitkynsew from different parts of India for 18 years to spend our family holidays. Our children and we always cherished our holidays at Laitkynsew. The thought of building a Resort in Laitkynsew came when I was posted at Puri, Odisha after observing how families enjoyed the Puri Beach and the hoteliers were having good business.
We thought we can revive the dwindling economy of our place by bringing the market to the area by promoting the place as a Tourist Destination. We decided to take the people from the village and train and empower them to be good hosts and to be able to run the Resort thereby generating local employment. We hope that the regular interaction with guests from across the world will help our youth to have greater ambitions in their lives to make the best of their lives.
Now our children have started joining us in the business. We have set up one Pure Vegetarian Restaurant by the name Orange Roots at Sohra (Cherrapunjee) town since March 2015 so that everyone of all culinary persuasions can come and enjoy Cherrapunjee. It can seat 150 persons at a time. We serve delicious Pan Indian Thalis at very competitive rates, Dosas and Jain Food too. We are happy to see hundreds of people enjoying their meals and going back highly satisfied. Our son Joel and daughter-in-law Iris are taking care of Orange Roots assisted by over 25 young people from Sohra and are there to make your experience of Cherrapunjee memorable.
Our daughter Angela who lives in Mumbai supports us in our work taking care of the Correspondences and is actively involved in the day to day running of the Resort.