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6 Best Waterfalls You can Visit in North East India

The North-Eastern states of India have some of the most stunning and spectacular natural assets in India.

The beautiful greenery, animals, and a natural aura allow travelers to enjoy their time here.

Furthermore, the waterfalls enhance the attractiveness of the location by making it more lush and surreal.

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These falls attract visitors from all around the world every year.

In this article, you will get to know about the following waterfalls in North East India,

  1. Elephant Falls
  2. Nohsngithiang Falls
  3. Nuranang Fall
  4. Kakochang Waterfall
  5. Langshiang Falls
  6. Kynrem Falls

Let’s learn a little bit more about these beautiful waterfalls…

1. Elephant Falls

Elephant Falls is a wonderful destination in Shillong.

These falls, located some 12 kilometers from the main city, are among the must-see waterfalls in North East India.

It has three distinct sections that flow into each other, giving rise to the name ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew,’ which means ‘Three Step Waterfalls.’

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This is a name given by the locals, but its original name was given by an officer who saw a rock that resembled the shape of an elephant.

If you visit Elephanta Falls during the rainy season, you will almost certainly get drenched by the spray of the waters.

You can also click amazing pictures of the falls and enjoy their scenic beauty.

2. Nohsngithiang Falls

Nohsngithiang Falls, also known as The Seven Sisters Waterfalls, is located in Mawsmai Village in the East Khasi Hills.

This is definitely one of the must-see attractions in Cherrapunji.

The breathtaking beauty, massive rocks and limestone cliffs, rugged hillside, and gushing waterfall will surely amaze you.

With 7 separate falls flowing seamlessly throughout the hills, the Nohsngithiang Falls appear elegant and flawless.

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Furthermore, if you visit the waterfalls during the monsoons you can see a huge volume of water overflowing through the ledges of the rock offering a magnificent view.

During the twilight, the reflection of the moon in the water creates a magical effect.

3. Nuranang Fall

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The Nuranang Falls, also known as the Bong Bong Falls or the Jungle Falls, is located about 40 kilometers away from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

This waterfall running over the high slopes (328ft) creates a magical ambiance and will give you a thrilling experience.

It is a paradise for photographers as the place is blessed with green landscapes and mist-covered falls.

The waterfall descends and joins the Tawang River.

There is a story related to the waterfalls in which a young lady from the Monpa tribe, Nura, provided shelter to a soldier and helped him during the Indo-China war.

It is believed that the waterfall is named after her in order to honor her.

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4. Kakochang Waterfall

Kakochang waterfall is a popular tourist spot located about 30 minutes from the famous Kaziranga National Park.

These falls were previously known as the Kailpholangso Falls, as per the names given by locals.

The place also serves as a beautiful picnic spot and an exciting trekking destination as well.

You can also climb up to the top of the waterfall to explore the stunning beauty and blooming natural greenery of this wonderful place.

Another wonderful thing which you can view from here is the Historical ruins of Numaligarh.

The best time to visit this waterfall is between the months of October and March.

5. Langshiang Falls

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The Langshian falls are located in Meghalaya’s West Khasi slope area, near Sangkuriang.

It has a height of about 1106 feet and is undoubtedly one of the prettiest waterfalls in North-Eastern India.

This is a perennial waterfall due to the abundance of rainfall throughout the year.

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The Langshiang falls are formed by the confluence of streams emerging from the Kynshi canal and a few smaller tributaries.

It is surrounded by picturesque serene villages which makes the area more enchanting.

You may visit the Nongkhnum river island and trek up to the summit for a breathtaking view of the area consisting of dense forests and towering hills.

6. Kynrem Falls

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Kynrem Falls, located in Cherrapunji, is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in North East India.

This waterfall is also termed ‘Heaven on Earth’.

The nickname is quite justified as you will be surprised by the swath of the beauty mother nature displays.

The stream cascades down the cragged rock surface in three tiers from a height of about 1001 feet.

This is one of the best places to visit in North East India if you love nature photography and if you are an adventure seeker.

Once you reach this majestic spot, You’re more likely to appreciate the tranquil setting and wish you could stop time right there.

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If you are planning to spend your holidays amidst the calm environment of North East India, then don’t miss out on planning your trips to these destinations.

The mother nature surrounding these waterfalls will surely rejuvenate your soul.


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