Meghalaya is home to many mesmerising waterfalls, of which the Krang Shuri waterfall, located in West Jaintia Hills, is the most magical. A heady mix of natural hues created by sparkling sunshine on shimmering blue waters makes this fall a must-visit.
Krang Shuri, unlike most other waterfalls in the region, is not on everyone’s itinerary because the path that leads to the waterfall can get a little challenging and may not be everyone’s cup of tea. The fact that this place is off the beaten track works as a boon in disguise too. Once you are there after braving through the dense forest and slippery stone steps, you will lose yourself in the serenity of this place enhanced by the sound of falling water.
The colour of the plunge pool will leave you gasping for breath (you were warned!). It is the most gorgeous shade of deep, copper sulphate blue - making the whole scene look like something straight out of a wonderland. The footpath leading to the falls have been hewn from natural multi colored stones available in the area and placed symmetrically to enhance the aesthetic appeal of the approach.
If you plan not to bath in the waterfall, you will miss out on an inexplicably awesome experience. So shed all inhibitions and jump! But before you do strap on a life jacket (it’s compulsory even if you know how to swim). Be sure to heed the Khasi guide’s advise on areas you need to avoid while swimming towards the falls. There is a small entry fee of about INR 50 per head to the waterfall and another Rs 100 per head for the life jackets, that is, if you decide to take the plunge.
Krang Suri is 91 kms from Shillong and should typically take you about 2.5 hours to reach. Make it a day trip by leaving at 7 am in the morning and ensure you reach the place around 10.30-11 am (factoring in pitstops) to enjoy it to the fullest.