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Nohsngithiang Falls, Shillong Overview

The Nohsngithiang Falls, located at a distance of about 4km from Cherrapunjee, is one of the tallest waterfalls in India and a major tourist spot in Cherrapunjee. Since it is situated in the Mawsmai village of the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, it is also known as Mawsmai Falls. The Nohsngithiang Falls falls from a height of about 1033 feet, segmented into seven different sections, giving it the epithet of Seven Sister Waterfalls. The scintillating waterfall is seasonal and plunges over the limestone covered hills only during the rainy season.

The Nohsngithiang Falls or the Seven Sister Falls is symbolic of the seven sister states of the North East of India namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Meghalaya. The mesmerising waterfall cannot be entered into but creates a spectacular viewpoint to view the surrounding beauty of Mawsmai. The beauty of Nohsngithiang Falls is indescribable during sunset when the rays of the sun fall on it creating a perennial rainbow, which is also one of the major highlights of the place.

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Best Time to Visit Nohsngithiang Falls

The waterfall has a very slow lifespan as it is largely dependent on rainfalls for feeding it with water. In that sense monsoons are the best period to visit the Nohsngithiang Falls as one can see it flowing at its full might, brimming with water and life. The winters and summers could be very disappointing as the waterfall might just dry up to be a tiny strand and a mere shadow of itself.

How to reach Nohsngithiang Falls

Cherrapunjee is 53 km from Shillong and is well connected by road. Many state and private buses ply from Bada Bazaar, Shillong till Cherrapunjee. A short ride in a taxi will take you to Mawsmai village from where the waterfall is just 1 km.

  • Air: Nearest airport for domestic flights from the north-east states is at Umroi which is 35 km from Shillong whereas for flights from other major cities Guwahati is the nearest airport which 133 km from Cherrapunjee and 100 odd kilometers from Shillong.

  • Rail: Nearest rail head is at Guwahati. One can easily hire a cab or catch a bus till Shillong and continue further from Shillong till Cherrapunjee through bus or taxi.

  • Road: Cherrapunjee is 53 km from Shillong and is well connected by road. Many state and private buses ply from Bada Bazaar, Shillong till Cherrapunjee. A short ride in a taxi will take you to Mawsmai village from where the waterfall is just 1 km.

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