Everything you need to know about Waterfalls of Meghalaya to experience beauty of paradise.

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Meghalaya is known for its hidden beauty and the best skies. While the gorgeous waterfalls and the offbeat treks of Meghalaya are something you would regret missing out on, these offbeat waterfalls will steal your heart. So, let's have a look at the lesser-known waterfalls of Meghalaya.

Krang Suri Falls

Love for waterfalls and their majestic beauty start from the famous Krang Suri falls in Meghalaya. Nestled amidst the mountains of the Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, Krang Suri Waterfalls is one of India's most stunning natural attractions.

The breathtaking beauty of the Krang Suri falls has been featured in Bollywood as the fall is blessed with shimmering blue waters and lush green forest. One can dive into the shining blue waters. Swim till the waterfall and put your head under the fall to experience bliss.

How to reach

This waterfall in Meghalaya does not fall into the tourist circuit.

Krang Suri falls is almost 90 km from Shillong, and it takes close to 3 hours to reach the falls by road. A 20-minute hike from the parking area into the forest will finally lead you to the waterfall's base.

Trekking to this place is also available. Click here to learn more about the overnight camps.

Best Timings to Visit

Krang Suri can be best visited anytime, from the monsoons to winters.

The fall is open 24*7, but you can make it a day trip by leaving at 7 am and ensuring you reach the place by 10.30-11 am.

You must at least have 2-3 hours to enjoy the tranquil ambiance and the charming beauty of the falls.

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Phe Phe Falls

Another falls that leaves you mesmerized, located in Jaintia hills, while heading towards Krangsuri Falls, is Phe Phe or Phea Phea falls.

It is the two-tier waterfall, and it has its name from the Jaintia word, which translates into Paradise. This fall is no less than a paradise, and what makes this waterfall of Meghalaya thrilling is its location.

The Phe Phe falls is located in the backdrop of the blue sky and the ranges of the hills, layered with light and shadow. Visiting the falls will give you the perfect feeling of entering heaven's realm. This place is hidden even to locals.

How to Reach

The impressive Phe Phe waterfall is located 20 kilometers from the Jowai toward Krangsuri Falls. To reach the fall, you can take sumo to Jawai from any taxi stand in Shillong.

The trek will be around 2-3 hours, and one must cross the small river by kayak to reach the falls. The terrains are plain; from there, it descends steeply to get to Paradise falls. Overnight camping is also available. Click here for more details.

Best Time to Visit

Even though the waterfall is accessible throughout the year, the best time to visit is from September to April. It is a perennial waterfall that never dries up.

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Tyrshi Falls

Tyrshi falls is a cascade similar to Shillong's Elephant falls. It is located about 5km from Jowai.

Tyrshi falls are connected by an arched bridge, consisting of more than 20 hundred steps, which go down to the bottom of the falls. A pretty arch bridge connects across an expanse of green paddy fields, which opens up to the gushing Tyrshi falls, thundering down to the Pynthor (paddy fields) below.

A winding footpath offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the Pynthor Nein eases your trek down to the bottom of the falls, which glides down like milk over a vertical drop.

Best time to Visit

June to December is the best time to visit Tyrshi Falls to enjoy the full current of white water flowing down the rocks. The best time to visit the falls would be from 9 am to 5.30 pm.

One should come with good shoes as the path can be muddy and rocks near falls are very slippery. No dustbin is available at the site; hence, visitors should not litter the waste near the waterfall, as it ruins the ecosystem and beauty of the place. Also, swimming is available here and there is no entry to the falls.

How to Reach

It is located at 5km from Jowai, and the vehicle can go very near to the falls. From there, you have to walk through the paddy lush green fields. The falls has 2 levels. One has to climb down several steps which are quite slippery to have access to the swimming pool and the complete falls from the below.

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Weinia Falls

Plunging from a height of 1000 feet, Weinia falls are considered Meghalaya's hidden treasures. Weinia Falls, also known as Kshaid Weinia, is located 15 kilometers from Nongstoin town.

The roar of the hidden falls can be heard from a distance, and the flow is mighty, especially during monsoon. Weinia Falls on the river Kynshi and quite near the Thum falls, a scenic cascade.

The Weinia Falls provides a distinctive picture because of a double-arched bridge in the background, and the spray from its pool fills up the entire valley. A path on the side of the falls allows visitors to follow the water flow and get excellent views of the forests below.

Best time to visit -

It's accessible around the year. Although the flow is potent in monsoon, the rocks become slippery. The flow remains high in winter too. It is highly recommended to visit the falls from Autumn to January. One can see the falls from 8 am to 5.30 pm.

How to reach -

One can easily reach here by local bus and taxi traveling from Nongstoin to Nongkhnum Road. But the road condition could be better, so please be prepared for an adventure drive to reach Weinia Falls.

To get here, one has to visit the Nongkhnum River Island, where the Kynshi River splits into two. The island is located with other tourist attractions, including a river beach. If you are traveling from Shillong, an early start is recommended.

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Sua Ludong Falls

One such waterfall in Jarain is untouched by tourists and is exceptionally exquisite. The Jaintia word Sua refers to the last of the water in the same place, while Ludong means the rocks by the side of the fall in its surroundings.

The falls is a replica of a painting with some local kids swimming, raining (if you visit the place in the monsoon), and playing in the water in the natural pool, splashing with a vast waterfall.

Best Time to visit -

The waterfall is accessible throughout the year, although July to December will be a good timing. One can visit the falls from 8 am to 6pm.

How to Reach -

The fall is located around 6 km ahead of the Phe Phe falls. And from the main road, the falls are about 15-20min of walking distance.

One can cover the trek of Phe Phe falls and the Sua Ladong waterfalls at a time. Click here for more details. It is recommended to experience staying at the campsite that covered Phe Phe falls and the Sua Ladong falls for the best offbeat experiences.

Photo of Everything you need to know about Waterfalls of Meghalaya to experience beauty of paradise. by Viral Paun
Photo of Everything you need to know about Waterfalls of Meghalaya to experience beauty of paradise. by Viral Paun
Photo of Everything you need to know about Waterfalls of Meghalaya to experience beauty of paradise. by Viral Paun

And Meghalaya is enriched with the beauty of Waterfalls. Umpliang falls, Thlu AWmi falls, Rbangpohpamlong waterfalls, Kshaid Thum, Mawsawdong falls, Moopun falls, Mawphlang falls, are some other offbeat waterfalls that will leave you awestruck. So, are you ready to revel in the enticing beauty of the Waterfalls in Meghalaya?

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