#19 of 29 Places to Visit in Shillong
Distance (From Shillong Bus Stand): 5 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: At Mawprem
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 5 km from Shillong Bus Stand, Bishop and Beadon Falls are twin waterfalls located at Suna Valley of Shillong in Meghalaya. Situated on NH-40 at Mawprem, these are the best waterfalls in Meghalaya and among the mesmerizing places to visit in Shillong.
With a height of 135 meters (443 feet), Bishop Waterfalls is a three tiered fall formed by the river Umshyrphi. The Bishop Falls is quite popular as the cascading water looks like a white ribbon, flowing down from the hill. It is regarded as one of the highest waterfalls in India.
The Beadon Falls is called the twin brother of the Bishop Falls as both rush down the same steep slope along Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills within a short distance from each other and can be viewed from the viewpoint across a deep ravine at Mawlai. Unlike other waterfalls in Shillong, the Beadon falls is long and narrow, falling from a height of about 100 feet into Umiam River. Its flow is obstructed by dark coloured rocks and heavy green vegetation on its path. Though the falls are disjointed, it is breathtakingly pretty.
With emerald green hill, huge rocky formations and forested with different varieties of flora, the waterfall gives the stunning views which makes it a popular picnic spot for both locals and tourists. Try to avoid morning visit to the waterfalls as the weather might be hazy. There is a hydroelectric powerhouse too works at the base of Bishop Fall.
There is no motorable road to reach these falls. Only one can view the waterfalls from the Beadon-Bishop View Point near Mawlai.
Timings: 8 AM - 6 PM