The Langshiang Falls is located West Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Also known as Kshaid Langshiang, it is near the village of Sangriang, Nongkhnum Road, 20 kilometres/ 1 hour from Nongstoin. It can also be seen from Mawpon village. One can walk from Sangriang Village for 30 min. to reach here.
Langshiang Falls in Meghalaya is presumed to be the third-highest waterfall in India with the approx height of 337 metres (1,106 ft). The Mighty Kynshi River meets somewhere on the upstream side of Langchong (Langshiang) area after splitting and forming the 2nd largest River Island in Asia. The river passes through a valley and forms a pool called ‘Wei Spi’ which 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’.
Including the view of village of Mawpon, it offers one of the best panoramic views of the green lawn hills nearby and surrounding by other hamlets. Langchong area is famous for having some waterfalls. 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 a project known as the Kynshi HEP. The project is significantly enhancing the development and providing secondary benefits of boosting the tourism is area.
It is an ideal holiday spot for tourists as it is enveloped by scenic beauty all around. The best to visit the Langshiang Falls is during the monsoons when the river has abundant water and the flow is more forceful. The greenery nearby with rocky formations and sound of flowing water along with the panoramic views sighted from the falls is a treat to the eyes.
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