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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Mawsmai falls also known as seven sisters waterfalls - Meghalaya.


Mawsmai falls also known as seven sisters waterfalls - Meghalaya.







Nohsngithiang Falls is situated 1 km south of Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district in Meghalaya. It is also known as Seven Sisters waterfalls or Mawsmai falls. This is the 4th highest waterfalls in India.


Attraction 

  • Nohsngithiang Falls is also known as Seven Sisters waterfalls as it is a seven segmented waterfall. It plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi hills. The falls flow abundantly during the rainy season.
  • The segments of the falls stretch most of the way along the cliff. The water falls from a height of 1,033 feet. It has an average width of 230 feet.
  • The waterfall gives an awe-inspiring view when it gets illuminated by the sun from dawn to dusk. The colours of the setting sun get highlighted on the waterfall that gives the falls an enchanting beauty.
  • The presence of several stands of cascade coming down in parallel during is site worth watching.
  • The surrounding valleys of the falls are incomparable in beauty. There are lush green trees and hillocks in the gorge below the falls which are engrossed with cloud.


When to visit

The waterfall could be visited throughout the year. A visit during monsoon could be fruitful during which the full volume of the fall could be witnessed.


How to reach

By Air: The nearest airport is Umroi airport. 

By Road: The Nohsngithiang Falls is situated in Cherrapunji. Cherrapunji could be reached from Shillong by bus or taxi. The fall then could be reached from Cherrapunji.

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