10 Astonishing waterfalls in the Northeast India States You Must Experience

waterfalls in the Northeast India

The picturesque land of Northeast India is a charming piece of paradise tucked away from the humdrum and mundane life of the cities.

Northeast India- ‘A land with magical waterfalls’

North East India is a sight to behold for any nature lover and traveloholic enthusiast. The scenic beauty of this land not only lies in its astonishing mountain peaks, unexplored valleys but also in its magnificent waterfalls which the land is home to. In fact, the northeast is home to some tallest waterfalls of the country which are truly a sight to catch that would leave you dumbfounded. Every year, many visitors come here from various corners of the country to soak themselves in its pristine beauty.

Most Glittering Waterfalls That You Cannot Afford To Miss

Northeast India is a perfect getaway for a relaxing vacation. So till you plan your visit to this part of India here is a list of waterfalls in North East India you must visit!


1. Akashiganga Waterfalls, Assam:

akashiganga waterfall, Assam
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Considered as the largest waterfall in Assam, Akashiganga Waterfalls is a popular picnic and a pilgrimage spot in Assam. The view of this waterfall will blow your mind and you will get the ultimate peace in your mind. You will find that many visitors taking a dip in the holy waters formed by this waterfall.


Best time to visit- May to September

Elevation- 900m

History lies behind it- It has been said that When Lord Shiva’s wife Sati self-immolated herself, Lord Vishnu used his Chakra to cut her body and her head is said to have fallen at this very spot. With that respect, Lord Shiva built a small temple.


2. Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya:

Reckoned as the second wettest places in India, Nohkalikai Falls will make you stunned with the way it drops off a cliff onto a rocky ledge below. The astonishing view of the waterfall which is gushing down from the top will leave you spellbound.


Best time to visit- May to July

Elevation- 340 m

History lies behind it- A widow lady, ‘Likhai’ was living with her baby. After she was getting married to another man, she still didn’t give any attention to her husband. The jealous husband of her cooked the child and fed his wife the food. Realizing what her husband had done, she ran and plunged down the cliff. And after that, the waterfall was named by her name.


3. Langshiang Waterfalls, Meghalaya:

The Langshiang Waterfalls in Meghalaya is the third highest waterfalls in India which will soothe your mind by its surreal beauty. Formed by the confluence of two streams of the Kynshi River the milky white waters with gushing force will enthrall you with its lovely panoramic appeal.


Best time to visit- May to July

Elevation- 337 m


4. Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh:

Also known as Bong Bong Falls, Nuranang Falls is another iconic attraction with their emerald landscape and are a photographer’s delight. The misty weather along with glittering water creates a refreshing mist-laden atmosphere that will make you want to stay here longer than you plan to.


Best time to visit- February to September

Elevation- 2,091 m

History lies behind it- The waterfalls are named by the name of a local tribal girl who is said to have helped a soldier during the Indo-China war.


5.  Elephant Falls, Meghalaya:

The name of this waterfall signifies its beauty. If you are expecting an elephant-shaped falls, you would find no exception to that. The picturesque beauty draws the attention of many visitors from all over the world.


Best time to visit- May to July

Elevation- 135 m

History lies behind it- The British named it after a ledge on the first tier of the fall that resembled the animal.


6. Vantawng Falls, Mizoram:

Considered to be the highest ones in Meghalaya, Vantawng Falls emerge from a dense green forest and fall into a gorge, making it a little difficult to get close to it. You can view the scenic beauty from a vantage point which was constructed as a viewing platform.


Best time to visit- September to January

Elevation- 229 m

History lies behind it- The name of the waterfall is named after an expert swimmer known to be able to swim in the falls like a fish.


7. Triple Falls, Nagaland:

When you are here, you can explore 3 different streams falling down a cliff to form a natural swimming pool –which is Triple Falls. The surrounding dense forest reserve is a great place for birdwatchers as well as the trekkers. Don’t forget to pack a picnic basket for you might just want to spend an entire day here.


Best time to visit- October to June

Elevation- 38m


8. Dainthlen Falls, Meghalaya:

The mountainous beauty of the sunken waterbed at these waterfalls will fool you into thinking that Dainthlen falls is just a small cascade. The tiny streams of this waterfall are becoming an even bigger one as they join together as a thundering waterfall. The mist covered waterbed is a fun place to walk around and dip your feet into it.


Best time to visit- October to May

Elevation- 340 m


9. Kanchenjunga Falls, Sikkim:

Kanchenjunga Falls, Sikkim
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A perennial waterfall, Kanchenjunga Falls are glistening cascades that are said to originate from the glaciers of the highest mountain peak, Kanchenjunga. It is a must visited spot in Sikkim for adventure lovers who enjoy rope activities. The rocky terrain with the stream does add that little adrenaline dose to your outing of exploring waterfalls.


Best time to visit- December to January

Elevation- 8,586 m

Getting here-

  • You can reach here is by taking a flight from your nearest town to Bagdogra Airport. After reaching, you can either opt for car rental service in Bagdogra Airport or Bagdogra Airport taxi services to reach this location.
  • The nearest railhead is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station from. And you can opt for NJP car rental to reach this destination.

10. Dambur Waterfalls, Tripura:

Dambur Waterfalls, Tripura
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Dambur falls in Tripura is a place that is popular not just with the travelers but also for the breaking silence of valleys. The mouth of the falls is considered to be known as Tirthamukh which is known to be auspicious. Legend says that there is a footprint of Lord Vishnu around this area.


Best time to visit- April to August

Don’t Stick Just Into Readings; Get Explore!!

Northeast India attracts many nature lovers by its astounding beauty which will make everyone speechless. Still Thinking? You should not! Pack your bag and get ready to explore the charm of Northeast India.

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