Langshiang Falls

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Langshiang Falls
Langshiang Falls Located in Sangriang, Nongstoin.jpg
Langshiang Falls
Langshiang Falls is located in India
Langshiang Falls
Location in India
Location West Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya, India
Coordinates 25°26′43″N 91°13′43″E / 25.44521°N 91.22866°E / 25.44521; 91.22866Coordinates: 25°26′43″N 91°13′43″E / 25.44521°N 91.22866°E / 25.44521; 91.22866
Type Plunge
Total height 337 metres (1,106 ft)
Number of drops 1
Watercourse Kynshi River

The Langshiang Falls is located near the village of Sangriang, 24 kilometres (15 mi) from Nongstoin, in West Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It can also be seen from Mawpon village.[1]

The total height of the falls is generally quoted at around 337 metres (1,106 ft). However, that needs to be confirmed. [2]Considering the height to be correct, it is the 3rd highest waterfalls in India.[3]

Langshiang, about 24-25 Km from Nongstoin, is about 30 minutes walk from Sangriang village. The Mighty Kynshi River after splitting and forms the 2nd largest River Island in Asia meets somewhere on the upstream side of Langchong (Langshiang) area. The river passes through a valley and forms a pool called ‘Wei Spi’ and is surrounded by breathtaking giant cliff. The river then divert it downstream to a deep gorge forming one of the highest and biggest waterfall in the state popularly known as the ‘Langshiang Falls’ or ‘kshaid Ur-Nar’. It offers one of the best panoramic views of the green lawn hills nearby and surrounding by hamlets including the village of Mawpon. Langchong consist of some falls, closer to wei spi there are two waterfalls called the ‘kshaid chong’ falls and ‘wei spi’ falls. As the river flows downstream, it goes through deep gorge and there is an upcoming project known as the Kynshi HEP. The project will significantly enhance development and secondary benefits like boost to tourism.


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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Langshiang Falls". india9. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Langshiang Falls". World Waterfalls Database. Retrieved 2010-06-20. 
  3. ^ "Showing all Waterfalls in India". World Waterfalls Database. Retrieved 2010-06-20.