At a distance of 18 km from Cherrapunji, Rainbow falls is a serene waterfalls located near Nongriat village in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. Situated near Double Decker Root Bridge, it is one of the famous waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the popular places to visit in Cherrapunji.
Secluded deep within the forest, the falls got its name because one will see small rainbow near the waterfall due to sun rays. The waterfall drops down into the pool wearing the natural rainbow sashay with pride. The path to Rainbow Falls though defined is not cemented and is a mix of alternating ascents and descents.
The trek to the Rainbow Falls starts from Nongriat Double Decker Bridge and it will take 1 to 2 hours to complete the trek. The Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Nongriat village is accessible only by trek from Tyrna village. One needs to reach Tyrna by bus or cab. It is a 3 km challenging hike which includes around 3500 odd concrete steps one way. The total trek takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete.
One needs to wear comfortable shoes, and also carry enough snacks, water and medicine while trekking to Rainbow Falls. Guides are mandatory to this trek and are available at Tyrna village. Better to finish the trek before 5 PM as it becomes dark early in Meghalaya.
Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 20 for Person & Rs. 200 for Guide