Krang Suri Waterfalls in Meghalaya is the Perfect Offbeat Destination

Nestled amidst the mountains of Jaintia Hills district in Meghalaya, Krang Suri Waterfalls is one such offbeat destination whose reason behind popularity lies in its picturesque landscapes. 

Highlights of Krang Suri Waterfalls

The cobbled path leading to the waterfalls are made from naturally coloured stones found in the region, the trail would also cross through dense vegetation covers of the Jaintia Hills. The Krang Suri Waterfalls has also been featured in many Bollywood movies, marking it as one of the best film shooting sites. This gives you another reason to explore the Krang Suri Waterfalls!

You may even spot your favourite filmstar film-shooting at the waterfalls! To experience the best of Krang Suri waterfalls, just sit on the rocks behind the falls and enjoy the view of water gushing down in front of you!

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On reaching the waterfalls, the view is entirely mesmerising and magical! You may also dive into the cold waters for a rejuvenating bath. However, be aware of the places restricted for swimming purposes before leaping. 

Timings and Entry Fee

Krang Suri Waterfalls, Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya
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The Krang Suri waterfalls are open 24X7 so that you may visit the place as per your convenience. Even if you reach around midnight, you may find some people picnicking or even swimming here. 

There is a small entry fee of INR 50 per person to enter the waterfall premises. Further, if you want to go for a swim in the pool, you need to rent life jackets for INR 100. Dining charges at the restaurant nearby are separate and applicable as per the restaurant’s prices.

Dining Options at The Waterfalls

Since the Krang Suri waterfalls are situated in a remote area entirely away from usual tourist footfall, there is not much population living close to the falls. There is a small restaurant run by the local Khasi people where you may enjoy the regional cuisines. The prices of the dishes are affordable, and the food served is quite delicious.

How To Get Here

Krangsuri Waterfalls
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Travelling via roadways is the best option to reach Krang Suri waterfalls. If you are travelling from Shillong, it will roughly take around 3 hours to 3.5 hours to reach Krang Suri. You may also go to the Krang Suri waterfalls from Jowai, which is a half hour’s journey across 30 kilometres. 

Being one of the most exotic waterfalls of Meghalaya, you may spot the Krang Suri Waterfalls from a distance while travelling to the place. Located amongst the mountains, you may have to take a 20-minute walk to reach the waterfalls from the main road.

Best Time to Visit Krang Suri Waterfalls

The best time to visit Krang Suri waterfalls is early morning. If you are travelling from Shillong, leave by 6:00 AM to reach the waterfalls between 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM. People generally spend around 2 hours at the waterfalls so that you may return to Shillong by afternoon.

Tips

  • Carry camphor with you on the trip of you are suffering from Acute Motion Sickness (AMS).
  • Avoid speeding of vehicles while travelling to and from the waterfalls.
  • Carry your swimsuit and spare clothes if you are planning for a swim.
  • Wear good quality and good gripped shoes while going to and from the waterfalls as the path may be slippery.
  • Avoid travelling to the waterfalls during the monsoons.
Have you been to Krang Suri Waterfalls? Do you plan to visit anytime soon? Let us know in the comments below!

This post was published by Ashutosh Chandra

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