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5 star rated

East Khasi Hills

167.00 Km from Airport

Location description

Exploring Locale Details

Wei Sawdong Falls is a three-tiered waterfall located near the village of Tyrna in Sohra (Cherrapunji) in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. It is situated about 56 kilometres from the state capital Shillong and is a popular tourist destination in Meghalaya. The first tier of the waterfall is easily accessible from the parking area and can be reached by walking down a few stairs. The first tier of the waterfall drops from a height of about 60 feet (18 meters) and forms a natural pool at the base of the falls. To reach the second and third tiers of the waterfall, visitors must hike through the dense forest, crossing several streams and climbing up steep rock formations. The second tier of the waterfall drops from a height of about 70 feet (21 meters) and flows into a natural pool that is surrounded by large boulders and rock formations. The third tier of the waterfall is the highest and drops from a height of about 170 feet (52 meters). The waterfall is surrounded by lush green vegetation, and visitors can enjoy the stunning view of the waterfall cascading down the rocks and disappearing into the mist below. The area around Wei Sawdong Falls is known for its rich biodiversity and is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare species of orchids, birds, and animals. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding forest and take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

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One can hire a pre-booked taxi or take a self-drive car from Guwahati Airport/Railway Station to Sohra (Cherrapunji), which takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. From Sohra, visitors can drive to the village of Tyrna, which is the starting point for the hike to Wei Sawdong Falls.

Here are some things that you should bring with you - comfortable footwear and clothing, rain gear, swimwear, SPFs, insect repellent and basic first-aid and medicines.

There are several accommodation options available for visitors near Wei Sawdong Falls in Meghalaya, including homestays, guesthouses, resorts and lodges.

When visiting Wei Sawdong Falls in Meghalaya, it is important to keep the following safety considerations in mind - hiking, weather, aware of insects, being a responsible tourist.

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