6 Best Waterfalls in Cherrapunji - 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

Best waterfalls in Cherrapunji include 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 traveller.

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Check below the list of the most amazing waterfalls in the town that we have compiled for you and start making plans to chase these truly majestic creations of the mother nature.

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Nohkalikai Waterfall

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Nohkalikai Waterfall

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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Dain-Thlen Waterfall

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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Rainbow Falls

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

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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Wah Kaba Falls

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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Kynrem Falls

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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I am so impressed by this package that I can not stop but write a review about. I just came back from this tour, Northeast right now, especially Meghalaya is brimming with beautiful falls, and rivers. There is no doubt in giving Thrillophilia the credits for arranging everything so wonderfully.
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All in all, I and my friends had a super awesome time in the Northeast during this trip. Totally satisfied
Reaching the viewpoint of Nohkalikai falls in Cherrapunji took more than 10 minutes but the magic of the majestic fall can never be described in words. One of the best trips of my life. Northeast is the true beauty of India
30 August 2019
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It was an amazing experience. I just loved it. Thank you Thrillophilia for arranging such an amazing tour.
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It was a fantastic experience!!! I took this trip with my sisters and we enjoyed every second of it.Everyone from our driver Mr Modan to our hotel manager Mr John to our coordinator Mr Bikash were extremely helpful and cooperative.Trek to Rainbow falls was the highlight of our trip.I would recommend it one hundred percent, worth five star experience. Only regret is that I wish Ii would hav lasted longer
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On our trip we had some really amazing local food. Our guide was so accustomed to the region that we tasted some authentic local dishes such as jadoh, the jhur kleh and Do O Pura. The entire tour was a mix of varied geographical locations which included many waterfalls like seven sister falls, elephant falls, and my favourite Nohkalikai falls, lakes like Umiam, natural caves like Maswmai, the transparent Umngot river in Dawki and the cleanest village of India Mawlynnong village. It was a once in a lifetime experience.
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I travelled on this tour during the monsoon season and while some places were oozing with beauty, few places are still left unseen. We couldn’t see Nohkalikai as it was hiding behind clouds. The overall tour was fun, the guide was funny and friendly, the car and hotel were comfortable and we didn’t bother for tickets and entry passes at various landmarks. Was an effortless travel!
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Most of the waterfalls we visited on this tour were quite dry and we couldn’t see much volume of water, maybe because we visited in the summer months. However, the unique Khasi food items, our driver Debojeet was a migrant from Bengal yet he knew every nook and corner of the region and the beautiful Khasi villages and landscape took my heart. Special thanks to Thrillophilia for curating such a nice itinerary where we had enough breaks and more than enough adventure on this four-day-long tour. A hearty thanks, guys!

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