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3 Short Hikes to explore in Meghalaya

Meghalaya

A hilly state in northeastern India. The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit.

Arwah Lumshynna Cave
Arwah Lumshynna CaveCherrapunjee, Meghalaya 793108, India

A huge cave surrounded by the thick forest. The cave is known for its fossil formations, limestone structures, and stalagmite and stalactite formations which are believed to be millions of years old. It houses many narrow passages and chambers, as well as a stream that flows inside the cave.

Elephant Falls
Elephant FallsUpper Shillong, Shillong, Meghalaya 793009, India

Dramatic, multi-tiered waterfalls in picturesque surrounds, with an easy walking trail and stairs. The local Khasi people called it Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew (or “Three Steps Waterfalls”). The British renamed the falls because there used to be a rock resembling an elephant near the left side of the main falls (which I think was the bottommost one). However, that rock was destroyed in an earthquake back in 1897.

Wah-kaba Falls
Wah-kaba FallsCherrapunjee, Meghalaya 793111, India

The waterfall descends from a steep rockface and drops approximately 170-190 metres into a gorge. There is a local legend that two fairies live at the falls.

Map of Short Hikes to explore in Meghalaya