A tremendous gush of water, falling from a height makes the spectacular sight of Mawlynnong waterfall, one of the most breathtaking tourist spots in the India’s North Eastern State of Meghalaya. Thrusting its way through the dense, verdant greenery of its environs, the waterfalls, with its enormous roar and majestic volume is a sight to behold. The ambience, with cool and salubrious weather of Shillong is pleasing and nipping mist from the water is delightfully refreshing for body and soul. Mawlynnong waterfalls are located in the Mawlynnong village, which has been successively voted as the Asia’s cleanest village, earning for itself the title of “God’s Own Garden”.
The best time to visit Mawlynnong falls is during the summers/monsoons (June -September) when the volume of the water in the falls is maximum. There are beautiful, colorful orchids surrounding the area, which is visual treat for both amateur and professional photographers alike. Other attractions around the falls include the famous 85 m high sky-watch, climbing up which offers the stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh as well as The Live Root Bridge, which is a major captivation.
Located about 90 kilometers from Shillong and 92 kilometers from Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong is well-connected to these towns through road. The nearest airport is located at Shillong from where you can hire a taxi from Khasi Hill Sumo Stand at Bara Bazar Market while the most nearby railway station is Guwahati. Visiting this seemingly hidden tourist spot is like unearthing a secret treasure, loaded full of wonders and natural marvels.