5 beautiful waterfalls in Meghalaya you must visit

Meghalaya means “the abode of clouds” in Sanskrit and a waterfall there turns this place into heaven. Along with misty hills, valleys, glittering lakes, and rivers, this glorious state of India is home to a multitude of beautiful waterfalls. These waterfalls, flowing over beautiful hills, are completely captivating on a sunny day.

Here are 5 beautiful waterfalls in Meghalaya you must visit


1. Nohkalikai Waterfall

One of Meghalaya’s most picturesque waterfalls, the waterfall is located 7 kilometres from the Cherrapunji district and is the tallest plunge waterfall in India, with a height of 340 meters. It is also the highest waterfall in Meghalaya. This waterfall offers an amazing view of the surrounding lush green mountains and clouds floating over the hilly region.

2. Krang Suri Waterfall

Nestled in the calmness of the Jaintia Hills, Krang Suri Falls is one of Meghalaya’s most stunning and well-known waterfalls. The falls are blessed with dazzling blue waters and breathtakingly lush surroundings. To get to the waterfall, travellers must follow a route that runs beside the mountain’s edge.

3. Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls, one of Meghalaya’s most famous waterfalls, is a three-tiered stunning cascade. This waterfall, located near Shillong Peak, is known locally as ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew’, which translates to ‘three step waterfalls’. Elephant Falls in Shillong, which is located inside dense forests, is stunning and gushing during the monsoon season.

4. Wei Sawdong

Everyone will immediately think of the Wei Sawdong waterfall while talking about renowned Meghalayan waterfalls. Wei and Sawdong allude to square shapes and the spot is named because it resembles a pool. This waterfall stands out because of its emerald hue and beautiful sparkling water.

5. Kynrem Falls

One of Meghalaya’s highest waterfalls, with water dropping from a height of around 305 meters. It is also ranked as India’s seventh-highest waterfall. This captivating waterfall is situated amongst the Khasi Hills’ lush forests. This location’s other major attraction is the Pillar Rock, which provides a breathtaking view of the falls.