Nohsngithiang Falls

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Nohsngithiang Falls
Seven Sisters Water Falls Mawsmai Cherrapunjee 513.JPG
Nohsngithiang or Seven Sisters Water Falls
Location East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya, India
Type Segmented
Total height 315 metres (1,033 ft)
Number of drops 1

The Nohsngithiang Falls is also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls and the Mawsmai Falls. It is located 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. This is the 4 th highest waterfalls in India.

The falls[edit]

It is a seven-segmented waterfall, which plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills. The falls only flow during the rainy season. In full spate, the segments stretch most of the way along the cliff. The water falls from a height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) and has an average width of 70 metres (230 ft).[1] The waterfalls get illuminated by the sun from dawn to sunset. The vibrant colours of the setting sun on the waterfalls make it beautiful to behold.[2]

Overview[edit]

In the Sohra area, there are several waterfalls because of the heavy rainfall The cascading Nohsngithiang waterfalls at Mawsmai, the hauntingly beautiful Nohkalikai Falls, and the Dain Thlen Falls. The Jaintia Hills and the Garo Hills too have their share of beautiful waterfalls, notably the Tyrchi Falls en route to Jowai and the Pelga Falls near Tura in Garo Hills.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nohsngithiang Falls". World Waterfall Database. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Nohsngithiang Falls". Meghalaya Tourism. Retrieved 2010-06-20.