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The Mesmerizing Cherrapunji Waterfalls in Meghalaya

By Shanmugam - May 18, 2020

Located in Meghalaya, Cherrapunji is one of the wettest destinations in the world. If you’re looking for an enthralling vacation inside India, make sure Cherrapunji tops your bucket list. This beautiful town in Meghalaya is one of the most mesmerizing destinations with several activities for everyone in your family to make the most of. Brimming with heart-stopping scenery, gushing waterfalls, authentic culture, and so many places to luxuriate in, Cherrapunji is an absolute treat. With numerous sandy beaches, gushing waterfalls, astonishing lush green forest, and surprising lakes; Cherrapunji in Meghalaya boasts of a pristine beauty that is hard to match. The town is also blessed with secluded and tranquil waterfalls that add a refreshing feel to your vacation. And there is numerous waterfall that attracts tourist from all around the world.

Cherrapunji waterfalls
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The town is tagged as one of the perfect places to witness spectacular gushing waterfalls in the world. The region is also blessed with the amazing hill station and the aerial view which you get from the hill station will leave you agape in amazement. It’s truly a paradise on earth and home for exotic waterfalls such as the Nohkalikai Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls, and Kynrem Falls that offer absolute tranquillity. Why don’t you visit a few of them and experience the unique perspective of the North-Eastern region?

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1. Nohkalikai Falls

 Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunji
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Enjoy the panoramic view of the mesmerizing Nohkalikai Falls which is 1,120 ft high waterfall and one of the oldest waterfalls in CHerrapunji. It is not just one of the oldest waterfalls in Cherrapunji, the Nohkalikai falls are the tallest plunge waterfall in India and the 4th highest waterfall in the world. It is a well-known waterfall and attracts tourists from all around the world. Along with the Mawsmai Falls and the Kynrem falls, the Nohkalikai Falls stands majestic and it gives you a dramatic free leap onto the rocky base.

2. Nohsngithiang Falls

The seven segmented Cherrapunji waterfall located in the East Khasi Hills in the Mawsmai village, Nohsngithiang stands 1,033 ft tall. Being one among the 10 tallest waterfalls in India, it is well known as Seven Sisters Waterfall and it is one among the most famous waterfalls in Cherrapunji. The enchanting waterfall got its name as Seven sister falls as it offers a unique sight of seven different waterfalls cascade down the hill and every waterfall signifying one state among the North Eastern seven sisters.

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3. Kynrem Falls

Located inside Thangkharang Park, it offers a panoramic view of the lush green surroundings and the whole place is vibrant and colorful. This three-tiered waterfall is situated in Cherrapunji, one of the biggest waterfalls in Meghalaya cascading from a height of 1002 ft. The gushing waterfall is famous for its natural plunge pool which is located at the jaw of the waterfalls. You can relax and rejuvenate yourself in this mesmerizing Kynrem Falls in Cherrapunji.

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4. Dainthlen Falls

Dainthlen Falls
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One of the most secluded and serene waterfalls locates in Sohra near Cherrapunji called as Dain-Then Falls. The waterfalls attract a lot of foreign travelers and the adventurous lover for its secluded and uncrowded experience. Dainthlen Falls in Cherrapunji will be a treat for the adventure and trekking enthusiasts. The waterfall is surrounded by dense forest making it look like a treasure inside deep woods.

5. Wah Kaba Falls

Unspoiled piece of nature’s beauty, Wah Kaba Falls is one of the best waterfalls which involves a scenic trek experience. The waterfall offers a spectacular view and it is best to visit during monsoons. The trek is truly adventurous and will be calming to walk amid the lush green surroundings.
It is not very popular among Indian travelers. If you are looking for offbeat waterfalls in Meghalaya, Wah Kaba Falls should top your bucket list.

6. Wakaba Falls

A peaceful and tranquil kind of waterfall is what you are looking for? Cherrapunji is blessed with a magical and mesmerizing waterfall called Wakaba Falls, which brings serenity and a meditative atmosphere. Even if you are someone who doesn’t like to meditate this waterfall with its calm surrounding and fresh atmosphere will make you meditate. You can simply sit near the waterfall and enjoy the vibe of the atmosphere. This hidden gem is situated deep inside the forest. This pristine beauty is best to visit during monsoon season because the waterfall remains dry during other seasons.

7. Rainbow Falls

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If you are looking for a secluded waterfall in Cherapunji, head to Rainbow Falls. Sequestered deep within the forest, it takes a small trek to reach Rainbow Falls. The trek includes natural stairs made up of roots and stones Along the way, you can see the green and brown leaves of the trees forming like a curtain that not only enveloped the hills but also obstructed view of the sky. Following a small river, you can hear the mighty roaring of the waterfall. You can swim in the natural pool which is situated at the bottom of the waterfall. It is one of the best places to get an unforgettable waterfall experience in Cherrapunji.

How To Reach Cherrapunji

The wettest land is situated in the northeastern region in India, Cherrapunji is accessible by all modes of transport.

By Air

Umroi Airport and Guwahati Airport are the closest one to the town. It is most recommended to take flight from Guwahati which is located 181 km away from Cherrapunji. You can also reach faster and you can spend extra time exploring other activities in Meghalaya too.

By Train

Guwahati is by far the closest city to Cherrapunji. You can take the train till here and reach Cherrapunji via bus.

By Road

If you are someone who loves a road trip, then you can either take public transport or a private bus to reach Cherrapunji. You can take the bus which goes till Guwahati. From Guwahati, it is most recommended to hire a taxi

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Cherrapunji is one of the most beautiful locations in India and should be experienced with your partner and loved ones. Book your Meghalaya vacation package through Pickyourtrail to enjoy a hassle-free vacation. 

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