Five Waterfalls to be Visited in North-East IndiaNergal Scott
North-east India, the abode to the seven sisters is gifted with some mesmerizing and India’s tallest waterfalls gifted by Mother Nature. Especially Meghalaya is the dwelling of a bunch of mesmerizing, astounding and tallest waterfalls. Have a look.
Quoted at 340 meters, i.e.1115 feet, Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfalls in India. It is situated near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of relatively small plateau and drop off in power during the dry season in December – February. Underneath the falls there has formed a plunge pool with bizarre green colored water.
The Langshiang Falls:
Situated on the lap of west Khasi hills Langshiang fall is situated near the village of Sangriang, 24 Km Nongstoin. The falls also can be seen from Mawpon village. The overall height of the falls is generally quoted at around 337 meters i.e. 1,106 ft. Though it needs to be confirmed, considering the statistics to be correct, this is the third highest waterfalls in India.
Also known as Mawsmai Falls or as the Seven sisters waterfalls, which is a seven segmented waterfall situated 1 km south of Mawsmai Village in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The overall height of the waterfalls is quoted at 315 meters, i.e. 1,033 feet and has an average width of 70 meters, i.e. 230 feet, making it one of the tallest waterfalls in India. In the rainy season the falls thrusts over the peak of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills. The segments broaden most of the way along the cliff with full sprint. The waterfalls get illuminated by the sun and the effervescent colors of the setting sun on the waterfalls which makes it look for enthralling. There are several waterfalls in the Sohra area near Cherrapunjee due to the heavy rainfall in the region. Namely Nohkalikai Falls and Dain Thlen Falls. The Jainria Hills and the Garo Hills also have various waterfalls, mainly the Tyrchi Falls on the way to Jowai and Pelga Falls near Tura, Meghalaya.
The Kynrem Falls:
It is the seven highest water falls in India, which is situated, 12 Km from Cherrapunji on the bank of east Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. It is located inside the Thangkharang Park. The Kynrem falls is a three –tiered waterfalls, with water descending from a height of 305 meters i.e. 1,001 feet.
The Vantawng Falls:
It is situated 5 Km south of Thenzawl in Serchhip district in the Indian state of Mizoram. About 30 Km from Serchhip and 137 Km from Aizawl, the Vantawng Falls is also known as Vantawng Khawhthla in Mizo language.It is two-tiered waterfalls and the 13th highest waterfalls in India with a total height of 229 meters i.e. 751 feet. It is the most magnificent of all the waterfalls and cascades in the fast flowing rivers of Mizoram. Though it is difficult to get close to it because of the steep forested hill sides adjoining it, but the Tourism Department has constructed a comfortable viewing tower for the tourists.