Wahrashi Falls: The Hidden Gem Near Shillong

Discover the Majestic Wahrashi Falls: An Ideal Day Picnic Spot from Shillong

Nov 22nd, 2023

Wahrashi Falls is a relatively lesser-known waterfall located in Syntung Village, Meghalaya, India. It is situated in the northeastern state of Meghalaya, known for its lush green landscapes and numerous waterfalls. 


Things to know about Wahrashi Falls:

Location: Wahrashi Falls is located in the Syntung Village, which is in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. It is surrounded by dense forests and natural beauty. It is a 2.5 hour (63 kms) journey from Shillong (one way).

Scenic Beauty: The waterfall is known for its natural beauty and tranquil surroundings. Visitors can enjoy the serene atmosphere and lush greenery in the area. The beauty of the cascading waterfall is surreal, with different level allowing you to explore, swim or just watch the falls gush down in all its glory. Apart from the waterfall there is enough space to walk around, find giant rocks to sit on, enjoy a day picnic and have a really good time.

Accessibility: To reach Wahrashi Falls, you need to go to Syntung. There is a car parking zone from where the trek starts. The trek is very good as it has a well maintained path. You don't need to take a guide to visit this waterfall.  There is a ticket charge of Rs 50 per person.​​​​​​​

Adventure: The trek to the falls can be an adventure in itself, allowing you to immerse in the natural beauty of Meghalaya and explore the region's biodiversity.

Best Time to Visit: Like many waterfalls, the flow of Wahrashi Falls can vary depending on the season. It's often at its best during the monsoon season when the water flow is at its peak.

Why you should visit Wahrashi Falls?
It is a beautiful location for a day visit/ picnic from Shillong. 
The water during the winter months are crystal-clear and as the sunlight filters through the dense foliage, the water shimmers and glistens, creating a mesmerizing spectacle. It is not too crowded and guests can go for a swim, lie down on the rocks and enjoy a lazy picnic with their friends and families.


Other things to do around Syntung Village:

- After the picnic at the waterfall, guests can also go for a Syntung village walk to interact with the local villagers and learn about their culture and way of life. The village has a peaceful, rural atmosphere that offers a glimpse into traditional Meghalayan life.
- Other nearby attractions like the Umngot River Valley and the towns of Pynursla and Cherrapunji, which are within driving distance from Syntung.

Take a Meghalaya Waterfall tour with OurGuest for a wonderful holiday filled with adventure and wonder.

Please note: When visiting such remote areas, it's essential to respect the local culture and traditions. Interacting with the local communities can enhance your experience and provide valuable insights into the region. Please do not litter the area and bring a garbage bag with you incase you are looking to enjoy a day picnic.

Written by Charity Matlai: Meghalaya's Unveiling Guide
Charity Matlai, a 25-year resident of Meghalaya, the "Abode of Clouds," isn't just a travel blogger – she's a local expert. Fueled by a lifelong love for exploration, Charity's passion for her home state led her to pursue degrees in Tourism and a career crafting unique adventures. With 5 years of travel industry experience, Charity unlocks Meghalaya's hidden gems, offering a glimpse into the region's untouched beauty and rich culture. Join Charity as she unveils the secrets of her beloved Meghalaya, one adventure at a time.

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