Mawlynnong Waterfall


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Mawlynnong Waterfall Overview

Ranked 30 of 43 sightseeing in Shillong

Mawlynnong Waterfall is located is one of Asia’s cleanest and immaculate villages, Mawlynnong, Shillong. Popularly known as “God’s own garden”, this is a place that teach every visitor a thing or two about cleanliness during their trip to the North East.

This pleasant destination creates a completely magical experience with its picturesque beauty and peaceful falls. It is a favourite attraction for several travel enthusiasts and photographers, thanks to the breath-taking view. The sight of the falls and the sounds of the water, coupled with the fresh air in this pristine environment make this place a favourite of all travellers.

The Mawlynnong Waterfall is surrounded by forests and beautiful orchids which provides an experience that comes close to visiting paradise. This place is known best for its soothing ambience which makes you want to come back for more serenity. The best time to visit these falls would be during the monsoon months between June and September.

Experience the verdure that’s nothing short of inspiration for an artist. The densely treed hills around are a nature lover’s absolute delight. Around 72 kilometres from Shillong, Mawlynnong waterfall can be reached by either a taxi or a bus. The nearest airport is in Shillong.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Reviews and Ratings

Ankit Saraf

Ankit Saraf4.6/5

16 reviews

Must visit- very less crowd

Mawlynnong Waterfall was an unexpected exploration. It was not in my list of spots to cover but we stumbled across it on our way to Mawlynnong from Dawki. The falls are magnificent and very few people can be seen around the falls (as compared to say Elephant Falls). A must visit place if you come to Mawlynnong.

Saptarshi Chowdhury

Saptarshi Chowdhury4.3/5

6 reviews

Mawlynnong - Asia's cleanest village

It's a great experience to make it to Mawlynnong and Dawki from Shillong. You can enjoy the Indo Bangla border at Tamabil. The serene boat ride in Dawki Umngot River and of course the living root bridge of Mawlynnong.
  • Mawlynnong - Asia's cleanest village
  • Mawlynnong - Asia's cleanest village
  • Mawlynnong - Asia's cleanest village
  • Mawlynnong - Asia's cleanest village

Eleazer Diengdoh

Eleazer Diengdoh4.3/5

1 review

Recommended place

You can find many Living root bridges and other attractions and also experience the local culture and lifestyle of this area, be it local foods, music, folk tales, handicrafts, flora and others. You only need to ask for local people and local guides. Thank You, and safe journey.

Varma Yrcs

Varma Yrcs4.3/5

3 reviews

Visit once in life time

It's a nice place to visit once in your lifetime. Asia's cleanest village and you get bamboo huts to stay and at the height of around 30 ft from ground. People were so friendly and you can find waterfalls almost everywhere you go. Tree root bridge is the main attraction.

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh4.6/5

581 reviews

The waterfall with the living root bridge

This beautiful waterfall is in the cleanest village, Mawlynnong. Do brace yourselves with reliable shoes as you have to walk all the way up a rocky hill to reach the sight. The living tree root bridge is a major attraction here.

Shashank Jain

Shashank Jain1.8/5

8 reviews

No water in March

There is no point going there unless there is a rainy season. Only then would you be able to do justice to the place, we went in March.

Manaj Patra

Manaj Patra5.0/5

3 reviews

Good place for nature loving person

The sightseeing was an unforgettable one. The sights of water fall and the lake cannot be explained in mere words. The hills and the valleys too offer a lot to a nature loving person. During the day it is clear but during sunrise and sunset it is marvelous!

Donarun Das

Donarun Das3.6/5

213 reviews

Waterfalls enroute

The trip to Mawlynnong can be long, with no spectacular views such as the ones in Cherrapunji. But this waterfall seems to break the habit. Generally abandoned, be careful of your belongings though (best to keep them in your taxi) while going for a bath.

Abhijit Gupta

Abhijit Gupta4.6/5

284 reviews

Waterfall with lush greenery all around

Mawlynnong is the best place I have visited in Meghalaya and the waterfall there is very impressive with lush greenery all around. The picturesque water fall is a must visit thing in Mawlynnong. I strongly suggest this village to be visited and you will surely like the waterfall.

Abhishek acharya

Abhishek acharya5.0/5

13 reviews

Sheer serenity

The falls is in the cleanest village of India; it is really gorgeous.

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Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong

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Saptarshi Chowdhury

Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong
Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong

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Saptarshi Chowdhury

Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong
Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong

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Saptarshi Chowdhury

Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong
Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong

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Saptarshi Chowdhury

Mawlynnong waterfall, Shillong

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