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5 Waterfalls to explore in Meghalaya

Meghalaya

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

Double Root Bridge
Double Root BridgeNongriat, Meghalaya 793111, India

Root bridges are handmade from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees (Ficus elastica) by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau. They take around fifteen years to fully develop. While most of the living root bridges are single decked, this one here is special- with two decks.

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.

Kshaid Langshiang
Kshaid LangshiangNongkhnum, Meghalaya 793119, India

This is a waterfall located in the West Khasi hills district. The total height of the falls is generally quoted at around 337 metres.Considering the height to be correct, it is the 3rd highest waterfalls in India.

Pelga Falls
Pelga FallsWest Garo Hills, Meghalaya 794105, India

Pelga Falls is an extremely popular destination for tourists who are anglers and picnickers. It is an absolute paradise for nature lovers, as the ambiance of the place is extremely calm and peaceful. Pelga Falls is an extremely popular destination for tourists who are anglers and picnickers. It is an absolute paradise for nature lovers, as the ambiance of the place is extremely calm and peaceful.

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 Waterfalls to explore in Meghalaya