The Nohsngithiang falls are located near Mawlynnong. It cascades down from a height of 301 ft into a clear blue pool below. This wonderful place offers views of Bangladesh and Cherrapunjee hills at sunset when viewed from the top. There are several other waterfalls just along this stretch that can be visited by tourists to enjoy nature's bounty at its best.
The Nohsngithiang falls cascades down 301 feet and joins Umiew or Nyneihiong River below. The falls is also known as the 'Niagra Falls of India' and offers views of Bangladesh and Cherrapunjee hills at sunset when viewed from the top. There are several other waterfalls just along this stretch that can be visited by tourists to enjoy nature's bounty at its best.
Legend of Nohsngithiang Falls
Legend has it that a man named Khun, from the nearby village of Mawthadraishan had to take water from Nohsngithiang Falls for his first wife who was suffering from a severe illness. The couple's daughter, Mairang wanted to help her father and offered her own life by jumping off the falls as she felt that she was less worthy than her stepmother. Mairang's supreme sacrifice to save her sick parent is rewarded by the village deity, Pirthat, who makes the waterfall turn pink in colour every day. The waterfall is said to turn white when Mairang's soul is angry with her father for not loving his first wife.
Best time to visit Nohsngithiang Falls
The best time to visit Nohsngithiang Falls is between the months of October and February. During this period, tourists can also enjoy other attractions nearby.