6 Waterfalls in Cherrapunji That You Shouldn't Miss: 2021
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Cherrapunji Waterfalls

Nohkalikai Waterfall, Dain-Thlen Waterfall, Rainbow Falls and many more. You can book our wildlife adventure tour for a thrilling experience.  If your tired soul is longing for a getaway in the refreshing bounds of nature, there is probably no better remedy for you than waterfalls in Cherrapunji. Located in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, Cherrapunji is known for being the wettest place on the planet and there are plenty of tourist places in Cherrapunji for those seeking some quality time away from bustling metropolitan cities. Of so many natural marvels this tranquil city has for you to enjoy and admire, the wide range of waterfalls it houses is full of win. The best way to make your travel experience to Cherrapunji a fabulous one is by accommodating yourself in some great resorts of Chrerrapunji

The state of Meghalaya boasts of some of the most prominent waterfalls in the country, but the in Cherrapunji waterfalls exhibit a different charm that makes it a must-visit destination for the purpose of rejuvenation. From those who love to capture nature in their cameras to those who cannot get enough of nature, the majestic waterfalls here are a delight for every kind of traveler.

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Here is the list of best waterfalls in Cherrapunji:

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Nohkalikai Waterfall

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A discussion about waterfalls in Cherrapunji is incomplete without a mention of Nohkalikai waterfall since it is among the tallest waterfalls in India. The majestic waterfall plummets from a colossal height of 1,100 feet, brushing against the rocks, creating a vast pool below. The lush greenery surrounding the waterfall makes the sight of it appear even more heavenly and is worth capturing. 

This waterfall serves as a favourite picnic spot of the locals in addition to being a major tourist attraction in the city. Besides, Nohkalikai waterfall is also an ideal destination for thrill-seekers alone has to undertake a short hike in order to reach the viewpoint to enjoy the panoramic views. During the rainy season, the waterfall gets draped in a thick cover of clouds and mist.

Location: 5 km from Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills

Height: 1,100 feet

Best season to visit: July to March
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Dain-Thlen Waterfall

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This waterfall is one of the reasons why Cherrapunji entices nature lovers from all over the country and beyond. Dain-Thlen Waterfall is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in the region, and thus, an important hub for tourists in Cherrapunji. 

There is a folktale associated with the waterfall that claims that a giant evil snake named Thlen lived here, which was killed by some brave men, post which the waterfall got its name. It is believed that some signs of the snake’s struggle are still present here. 

Besides, natural rock carvings here are also an important attraction. Due to the intense flow of the stream during the rainy days, the waterfall attracts locals and tourists in huge numbers to provide a respite from the monotony of life.

Location: 2 km from Cherrapunji, East Khasi Hills

Height: 280 feet

Best season to visit: June to November
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Rainbow Falls

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If you are on a quest to find the most scenic Cherrapunji waterfalls, Rainbow Falls is one of the must-visit spots in the town for you. A popular trekking trail leads to this picturesque waterfall, which is also one of the off-beat places in the region, reserved only for those who are willing to make efforts to discover the hidden gems of nature. 

The water stream, snaking through rocks, plummets down from a height to create a pool of blue water below, which is a sight to behold. What adds grace to the splendour of the site is the variety of exotic fauna that surrounds it. When you visit this place, keep your camera handy because the waterfall coupled with a rainbow is a great fame to capture.

Location: 18 km from Cherrapunji, Near Nongriat Village

Height: No information available

Best season to visit: June to October
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Nohsngithiang Falls

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Nohsngithiang Falls is one of the most famous Cherrapunji waterfalls and is located close to Mawsmai Village. Owing to the seven segments that constitute it, the waterfall is popularly known as ‘Seven Sisters Falls’. Nohsngithiang Falls is famed for its enormous size as the streams drop from limestone cliffs from a height of almost 1035 feet, and the waterfall has an average width of 70 metres. 

The most beautiful vistas of the waterfall can be witnessed during sunset and sunrise hours when vibrant colours illuminate the water streams. Though you can find the place frequented by locals and tourists throughout the year, monsoon marks the maximum footfall when the force of the water is at its peak and the falls are engulfed in clouds and mist.

Location: 4.3 km from Cherrapunji, Mawsmai Village

Height: 1035 feet

Best season to visit: June to November
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Wah Kaba Falls

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If you are a nature lover looking for some quiet time in the midst of nature, this waterfall offering a perfect blend of solace and solitude is ideal for you. Celebrated as one of the best tourist attractions in Cherrapunji, Wakaba Falls is a tall waterfall, plunging from a height of approximately 190 metres. 

Though there is barely any stream left to see during winter months, monsoon months bring the waterfall back to life, making it a place you must not skip on your visit to Cherrapunji. The sights of the falls and the giant canyons, enveloped in dense vegetation also make it a great place for photography enthusiasts. The waterfall can be accessed between sunrise and sunset.

Location: 10 km from Cherrapunji

Height: 620 feet

Best season to visit: June to October
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Kynrem Falls

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Waterfalls are iconic to Meghalaya’s character, and Kynrem Falls is one of those Cherrapunji waterfalls that add grace to its character. If you are fond of waterfalls, visiting Kynrem Falls is an excellent choice you must make since it is the 7th highest waterfall in the country. 

Kynrem Falls is a three-tiered waterfall, making for a scenic sight worth admiring, and is an ideal spot that can be visited with family and friends. This natural wonder is located in Thangkharang Park of Cherrapunji. The crystal clear water stream plummets down from a height of nearly a thousand feet, leaving the spectators awestruck. The soft noise of the rumbling noise and dense mist adorning the water are bound to rejuvenate your soul.

Location: 12 km from Cherrapunji

Height: 1,000 feet

Best season to visit: June to September
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Trekking in Cherrapunji

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We just recently did and experience this camping at Sohbar near Cherrapunji, The location was perfect for the camping and as well as the fun activity available at this camp was fun and extremely exciting. Good facilities, nice and clean washroom, good-accommodation, delicious foods, and the lush greenery of the place along the blue and green water is truly breathtaking.
Mawsynram is one of the best place to stay and spend time with loves once, Accommodation: was very comfortable and super clean along with attached washrooms. Food: The foods prepared by the local was organic and tasty. Activity: Great one which suits the place. Service: The staffs were hospitable and the host was awesome. Overall it was a pleasant experience.
Amazing experience in Meghalaya, this tour is a complete package we enjoyed everything on this nice stay and nice trek.
The place located at Lawbah ( Mawsynram ) I was amazed by the location it was just perfect the lake and the surrounding is so beautiful, Lots adventure activity, friendly staff, amazing foods, comfortable tens, Good guide for the activity. Kudos team.
Worth-traveling far for this experience, the staff provided good-service, amazing time at the campsite, we indulging in water-activity during day-time and enjoyed the bonfire in the evening, The river is beautiful and clean with a good view from the tent.
10 December 2020
I took a 8 days long trip to Meghalaya with my family a few days back and booking with Thrillophilia helped us a lot. Our check-in, sightseeings, transfers, accommodation, and food was really very spotted with this package. We could visit popular destinations like Umiam Lake, Nohkalikai falls, Mawsmai cave, living root bridges, Seven Sisters’ Falls, and many more. Since the package included permits and tolls we were totally relaxed and just enjoying. Our driver was also very friendly and aware of the local routes. He shared with us many facts about the local culture, traditions, and folklore. He also took us to excellent food outlets for our lunch and dinner. We also got a decent time to stay and enjoy each destination and there was no rush. The hotels we stayed at had very good staff and we also received good breakfast every morning. Overall, it was a very nice family trip and a good first-time experience with Thrillophilia
11 January 2021
I had visited Meghalaya this month with my spouse and it was a lovely experience we returned with. We had a stay of 8 days and Thrillophilia made everything quite simple for us. Starting from the pickup from Guwahati airport and our stay to our sightseeing tours and breakfasts, everything was just excellent. We had to do no customization as the package already included excellent places like Cherrapunji,Mawlynnong, and Mawphlang. The plus point is Thrillophilia was always available at our reach for every sort of assistance.
18 November 2019
Perfect place for solitude. Calm and Peaceful. The location is perfect, its on the edge of the hills, the downhills we can see plains of Bangladesh. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. The food is also delicious, The staff at stay is friendly and cooperative. looking forward to booking more trips from Thrillophilia. Cheers!
19 February 2020
Highly recommended for everyone. We booked this hotel from Thrillophilia at the best discounted price. This website offers stays with the activities which was a perfect package to book for us. The location was good and the night view of the valley was also good. The rooms were nice, clean, and spacious. We even trekked to Nongriat which was so much fun. Totally loved the experience. And our guide was very cooperative and friendly. We even loved the bonfire and music activity at night.
Great place to be in a lap of nature with the overall amazing camping experience arranged by the expert team.

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