Top 5 Waterfalls to Visit in Meghalaya

Top 5 Waterfalls to Visit in Meghalaya
Published Date: 6th Jul 2022


The Best Waterfalls to Visit in Meghalaya

One of the main reasons why Meghalaya is gaining popularity among tourists is its waterfalls. If you go there in the monsoon, you might see one forming wherever you go. However, the best waterfalls that are available there the whole time – always blue and beautiful are what we’ll read about here.

Krang Shuri Waterfalls

One of the most exotic and famous waterfalls, Krang Shuri in Meghalaya is located about 30 km from Jowai in the district of West Jaintia Hills. Its beauty and essence lie in the fact that they are located within the mountains, making it remarkable. When you see them from afar, it’s like a dark blue spot in the middle of greenery.

What’s more thrilling about visiting these fantastic waterfalls of the state is that the tourists visiting the waterfall have to walk alongside the mountain borders. The pathway leading to them is slippery and narrow. This gives the opportunity to the tourists to enjoy viewing the steepness and height of the mountain.

When you finally arrive at the destination, you get to pick a life jacket and swim in the chilly waterfall. However, it’s not just the calmness and clarity of the water that takes your breath away. You can see a light rainbow at the end of the waterfall and the fact that you can swim to it is what makes you feel like you’re in heaven.

Rainbow Falls

Located at a distance of 18 km from Cherrapunji, Rainbow Falls is famous for its serene beauty. Situated right at the heart of Nongriat village in the Cherrapunji, these falls got its name as tourists visiting the place can get to experience a huge rainbow at the waterfall because of the sun rays.

The waterfall reflects the color of the sky, adorning the natural rainbow sashay with pride. When you are close enough, the water even splashes on your face as the force of the water is pretty strong. For the same reason, you won’t be allowed to enter the water.

Tourists visiting the falls seem to be driven by not just their beauty but also by the view of the unheard villages surrounding the place.

Wei Sawdong

Enchanting and divine, that’s how their visitors who visited Meghalaya were amazed the first time they saw the three-tiered cascade. It unbelievably reminded them of Turkey's Pamukkale hot springs and has described Wei Sawdong as India’s one of the most surreal waterfalls.

In order to visit these falls, you have to trek for almost 200 metres at a stretch, till you finally reach the peak. The trekking experience is delightful and full of life. At the end of the stairs, you’re finally worthy of your efforts when you get the chance to witness a three-step roaring waterfall. The sense of accomplishment might rightly get anyone’s heart racing.

This trek is an adventure indeed that leads you to heaven on earth. At the end of a long and fun trek, you get to relax at one of the most beautiful, peaceful and quiet places you’ll ever come across.


Regarded as the tallest plunge waterfall, Nohkalikai Waterfalls has a uniqueness of its own. Situated in one of the wettest places on the planet, Cherrapunji, the falls have been felicitated as one of the tallest and most dramatic waterfalls of India.

Making a dramatic free leap from a fairly well-fostered drainage into the rocky base, it is accompanied by a blue pool. Falling from a height of 1100 feet, you have to drive through the tableland and take a small hike to get to the place for having a panoramic look of the overall waterfall.

Besides giving the golden bliss to the tourists to experience the waterfall, this waterfall is also equally surrounded by lush greenery. An absolute ecstatic place for nature lovers, Nohkhalikai is a must-visit place.  

Phe Phe Waterfalls

Phe Phe falls, also considered as the paradise waterfalls of Meghalaya is a two-tier mesmerizing waterfall. The location of the place is what makes it more thrilling. After descending a steep hill, through the shrub bamboo plants, you’ll finally reach your destination.

The waterfall is right there with the backdrop of the blue sky and the range of hills which is layered with light and shadow on the other side. Possessing its charm, this quintessential waterfall and its view is a dream come true for many. Chilling by the waterfalls and staring at the night stars is one of the most peaceful experiences you can get here.

Meghalaya is the state that receives the highest amount of rainfall in India. It is one of the reasons why you have so many beautiful waterfalls over there. However, the fact that the natural beauty and purity of the place is still preserved is what makes the destination so heavenly.
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