It's fascinating to contemplate my memories from this trip to Rainbow Falls. I remember the drives through excellent roads in this East Khasi region and the countless waterfalls on the way. I remember the downpour every few hours and how it would refresh the views instantly. The hikes through the dense forests haunted by the noises of the crickets and frogs will be part of my memory forever.
A photograph of the turquoise waters of Rainbow Waterfall that I'd seen long back made me mark it as a bucket-list destination. So, when I finally got the opportunity to visit Meghalaya, I made it all about visiting this dreamy spot. Little did I know the this journey had so much more in store for me.
This trip to Rainbow Falls first took me to several unheard of villages and different view-points on the way from Shillong to Sohra. I then continued from Tyrna on foot on a day-long hike to Rainbow Waterfall via Nongriat.
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Rainbow Falls: Journey, detours and pit-stops
If you're visiting the East Khasi Hills, then depending on the number of days you've had in mind, you can plan pit-stops and other interesting detours on the way. You can also make it a short three-day trip and stick to Rainbow falls via Sohra and Nongriat.
Detours you can take
Mawlynnong, Sohpetbneng, Dawki and Mawphlang are great detours. You'll need at least a day to visit each of these places from Shillong or Sohra.
Guwahati to Shillong (shared cab) : Rs 500
Shillong to Sohra (shared cab): Rs 70