Dainthlen Falls Overview

Dainthlen Falls, known for its vibrant beauty, 80-metre-long cascading, and legendary tale, is located in Sohra village, East Khasi Hills. It is 11 km from Cherrapunji bus station and is quite a famous attraction for tourists. The waterfall in Meghalaya is a breathtaking sight, attracting many tourists with its legendary story of a battle. If you're considering exploring this enchanting destination, don't miss out on including it in your Cherrapunji Tour Packages.

According to local legends, the waterfall is called Thlen Falls because of a snake called Thlen. Villagers killed the snake to keep everyone safe. They captured the Thlen and killed it on the wide flat rock overlooking the waterfall. The rocks still have scars from the battle and natural rock carvings describe the episode from the same. 

Besides the story, the waterfall is stunning, especially in the rain. Nearby, you can explore Mawsmai Cave, Nohkalikai Falls, Double Decker Living Root Bridge, and more.


• Soak in the beauty of the cascading Dainthlen Falls and its surrounding landscape.
• Enjoy hiking to the falls and experience the lush green forest’s magic along the way.
• Explore the natural rock carvings of the tale of the falls and take a look at the scars from the battle where the demon was killed.
• Visit the famous Mawsmai Cave known for its impressive limestone formations, passages, and large chambers.

How To Reach

Dainthlen Falls is located 11 km from the city of Cherrapunji in the village of Sohra. It is a 30 to 40 minute drive from Cherrapunji.

By Car/Taxi: The most convenient way to reach Dainthlen Falls from Cherrapunji is by hiring a taxi or renting a car. The falls are about 15-20 kilometres away from Cherrapunji, and the journey takes around 30-45 minutes depending on road conditions.

By Bus: Another option is to take a public bus from Cherrapunji to Sohra Market, which is the nearest town to Dainthlen Falls. From Sohra Market, you can hire a taxi or take a shared jeep to reach the falls. Buses usually ply on this route, but their frequency might be limited, so it's advisable to check the schedule beforehand.

Best Time To Visit

The majestic Dainthlen Falls are open from 6 am to 5 pm throughout the year.

Best Season to Visit: In the rainy season (June to September) the charm of the waterfall is at its peak. With abundant rain, the waterfall is just magical and is gushing down with immense force. So, it is the best time to visit Dainthlen Falls. However, if you wish to avoid the rainy season, then the months right after the rainy season are the best (October and November).

Best Day of the Week: The Dainthlen Falls are open all days of the week and the best day to visit the place is weekends. It is livelier and bustling with tourists, and the experience is pretty amazing.

Best Time of the Day: Early mornings can be a little foggy, so the best time to visit the Dainthlen Falls is during the daytime. The hike is also fun and adventurous, and the falls look more majestic and full of vibrant colours at this time.

Other Essential Information

  • Carry raincoats or umbrellas during the rainy season.
  • Wear gripping shoes to hike or explore the area around the falls.
  • The rocks are a bit slippery at the falls. Be cautious while exploring or walking.
  • Keep the environment clean and do not litter in the falls or in the area.
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