Sweet Falls, also known as Kshaid Weitden in the native dialect is in Shillong in Meghalaya.
Are you ready for a heart-pumping, adrenaline-rushing waterfall adventure? Look no further than Sweet Falls, It is just a stone’s throw (okay, maybe a 5km hike) away from Happy Valley in Shillong.
At a towering 96 meters tall, this waterfall is not for the faint of heart. In fact, it’s often referred to as the “most beautiful” yet “most dangerous” waterfall in Shillong.
But don’t let that deter you, the view from the top is worth the treacherous climb. Surrounded by slippery stones and lush green jungles, the journey to Sweet Falls is an adventure in itself. The adjacent areas are filled with pine trees. Some of the plant species include eupatorium, lantana, rubus, fern, osmundastrum cinnamomeum and phegopteris.
Unlike the tiered waterfalls of Meghalaya, Sweet Falls is a straight pencil of water, plummeting vertically over a distance of 200 feet. So, unfortunately, you won’t be able to stand below or take a dip in the falls.
But, the verdant greenery and chirping birds make it a popular picnic spot. And, if you’re lucky, you might even spot some butterflies at the nearby butterfly museum or catch a glimpse of some furry friends at the mini zoo.
But, a word of caution, the railing at the waterfall site is a bit on the weak side, so it’s not recommended to lean on it. The local government has also marked it as a danger zone due to some tragic incidents that have occurred. So, it’s best to proceed with caution and hopefully the local authorities will take care of the matter as soon as possible.
So pack your bags and let’s go waterfall hunting! Just remember to take extra precautions and be careful, because Sweet Falls is not for the faint of heart.
The destination is accessible via road. However, tourists are prohibited to go close to the waterfall due to the poor route and treacherous nature of the fall. The adjacent areas are filled with pine trees. Some of the plant species include eupatorium, lantana, rubus, fern, osmundastrum cinnamomeum and phegopteris.