Dainthlen Falls

Nohkalikai Rd
Cherrapunjee, ML - 793111

Type: Waterfalls
084140 86411
  • Situ Raj
    Situ Raj
  • Ashish Tamang
    Ashish Tamang

Dainthlen Falls, located near Sohra (Cherrapunji) in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, is a captivating waterfall surrounded by lush greenery and scenic landscapes. Named after a mythical serpent-like creature called "Dainthlen," the falls offer visitors a mesmerizing glimpse into the natural beauty of Meghalaya's countryside.

The waterfall cascades down from a height of approximately 30 meters (100 feet) into a deep pool below, creating a picturesque spectacle that attracts tourists and nature enthusiasts alike. The area around Dainthlen Falls is adorned with dense forests, rocky cliffs, and moss-covered boulders, adding to its enchanting ambiance.

Legend has it that Dainthlen Falls is associated with a local folktale about a ferocious serpent that terrorized the nearby village, devouring livestock and causing havoc. According to the legend, the serpent was eventually defeated by a brave warrior, and its body was turned into stone, forming the rugged cliffs surrounding the waterfall.

Visitors to Dainthlen Falls can enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes from various viewpoints along the trail leading to the falls. The area is also popular for picnics, photography, and leisurely walks amidst the tranquil beauty of the Meghalayan countryside.

Dainthlen Falls offers a serene and refreshing retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life, allowing visitors to reconnect with nature and immerse themselves in the tranquil ambiance of the East Khasi Hills. Whether you're looking to admire the cascading waters, explore the surrounding forests, or simply enjoy a peaceful moment by the falls, Dainthlen Falls promises an unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages.

Besides this waterfall, there are four more waterfalls listed in Cherrapunjee. There's also two attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Dainthlen Falls on the map above. If you need any other information on Dainthlen Falls that is not listed here, please call 084140 86411.

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