Phe Phe Falls | Sua Ludong Water Falls| Meghalaya – 2 Unexplored Paradise.

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Why does one travel? Is it for the attraction of places or the connection that our soul seeks? The essence of traveling differs based on the varied perspectives of individuals. Life becomes more meaningful when we connect to the energy around us and embrace the beautiful moments. Each moment instills in us a blistering pool of inner peace. 

Meghalaya

Meghalaya in the North-Eastern corner of India is a nature lover’s paradise. The Abode of clouds as it is known otherwise is encompassed with majestic waterfalls, caves, hills and unique cultures. From Root Bridges to Rock Capital of India, Meghalaya reflects the attachment of the people with nature and its music. Well, who wouldn’t love to explore such a beautiful place?

Phe Phe falls Location and Paradise Adventure Camp

On the 24th of August,2019, we set out to Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya with This Travel Company in the quest of its least explored waterfalls. A five hours of journey through the green hills shining against the blue sky and the music of Dire Straits, we reached the Paradise Adventure Camp –  The Gateway to Phe Phe Falls. By the  Jowai-Dawki Road, this campsite located beside a river provides the best of facilities. Not only does it have unique miniature huts and cabins but also cottages for comfy stay. There is an abundance of space for pitching tents as well. Kayaking, Swimming, and hiking to the Phe Phe falls are some of the activities we were eagerly waiting for. 

The cabins for stay at Paradise Adventure Camp
View from the campsite
A total of three such cottages with attached bathroom are available at the campsite.

The hike to Phe Phe falls

Watching colourful butterflies swinging by the flowers collecting nectar was soothing. As we kayaked to cross the river, fun and enthusiasm of each of us roared. A half an hour walk to the Phe Phe falls (also known as Paradise Falls) will introduce you to a vast array of exquisite landscapes, lakes, and flora.  The peculiar carnivorous plant, which we once read in our textbooks are also found here. Yes, we are talking about Pitcher Plant.

The blessed Phe Phe Falls experience

Phe Phe falls is a two-tier waterfall. Phe Phe is a Jaintia word which translates to Paradise (Jaintia is one of the major ethnic groups of Meghalaya). The location of the waterfall makes it more thrilling. Descending a steep hill, through the shrub bamboo plants, the sight of the waterfall in the backdrop of the blue sky and the range of hills layered with light and shadow on the other side, we entered the realm of paradise. The waterfall has its own charm and essence. The water is as blue as the sky, clean transparent and above all cold.

Plunging into these waters and refreshing ourselves was a pure delight. With feet immersed into these chilling waters, and eyes closed, the sensation of sprinkling of water from the Fall touching the skin gave a strange kind of peace. To stare at the constant motion of the waterfall for minutes, to just be absorbed in the beauty around are moments I live for. A single cloud formed right above the waterfall to bid us goodbye as we were returning to the camp.

Meghalaya trip is incomplete without the clear night skies and rain. Under the stars, beside the river, with music and barbeque, our evening commenced. Our happiness doubled when we witnessed the milky way galaxy through the lens of eminent photographer Manabendra Choudhury. We hurried to our cabins when the rain eventually downpoured. With the sound of the rain, guitar, we sang songs that helped reminisce our old days.

The Campsite view at night.

Sua Ludong Falls

Chasing waterfalls on the next day we reached the Sua Ludong Falls. The Jaintia word Sua refers to the last of water in the same place, while Ludong means the rocks by the side of the fall in its surroundings. Located about 6 km ahead of the Paradise Adventure Camp, Sua Ludong is another exquisite waterfall in Jarain, Meghalaya. Enjoyed by the local kids, they were seen swimming, diving and playing in the waters of Sua ludong.

As we dipped our feet, the rain blessed us with a new perspective of the beauty of the waterfall. The natural pool danced delightfully with the splashing of each raindrop. The scene was such that the waterfall became the lead artist while the raindrops joined its synchronized dance moves. As we returned from the waterfall, the rain stopped. This Sua Ludong experience was perhaps meant exclusively for us.

Travelling indeed provides a platform to explore oneself, to experience something out of our comfort zones. Meeting new people, sharing experiences and learning from everyone and everything, travel is the best gift one can give to oneself. To all the folks out there, gear up, pat yourself and let’s bond with the energy and beautiful moments around us. 

N.B: Please do correct me if the local names of the the waterfalls have different interpretation.

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35 Comments

  1. It is really a refreshing article. Loved it.

  2. When the moments find the exact words to explain – I am the happiest. Glad you loved it. And yes, more writings are coming up. Do subscribe via mail. ❤️

  3. Khublei Deigracia. Write-ups on Mawlyngbna and Mawryngkang experience coming up soon. Keep reading and supporting. ❤️

  4. Brother you are living a life.

    I really like the way you articulate things you are gem of a person.

    You know how desperately I want to travel and experience things along, but yeah this kambkhat job is not letting me to do.

    EXPLORE AND LEARN MORE.

  5. Another awesome work from you. Felt nice to go to that place through your words and getting the vibe of those falls without visiting the place!

  6. Thank you Merlyn. Keep supporting. Some good articles are coming up and will be published soon. ❤️

  7. Your writing is so raw and you write so passionately. I love it. Keep writing bro. ❤️

  8. Just love the pictures and your words make me feel like packing my bags for Meghalaya immediately. Must have been a beautiful adventure.

  9. This article is so amazing✨…and also i can feel it how much u enjoyed ..really northeast is an heaven

    1. It indeed is. It is our responsibility to make people aware and depict its beauty in the right manner.

  10. You make your readers travel with you….. Worth reading… My best wishes

  11. Your article is awesome Joydeep da. Keep it up.

  12. Your blogs are just amazing. ♥️

  13. awesome bro. Keep it up.

  14. You lure me to visit this places. Awesome writing and images.

  15. Hi Joydeep, I’m extremely proud of you, seeing you flying high towards your dreams and goals.
    Even sky is not a limit.
    Keep it up.
    Keep exploring more and update more.
    And keep refreshing all of us by your Lovely Travel articles.
    Wish you all the success in all you do and a healthy life too.
    It’s always my dream and hobby to explore or to reach the unreachable.
    May be sometime or later, I will love to join with you all guys and explore the world and nature together.
    Keep updating.

    Thanks & Regards
    Mashungmi Zingkhai
    Ukhrul dist, Manipur state, India.

  16. Thanks Zingkhai. I have not been to Manipur yet. I hope we can explore ti together someday. ❤️



  17. Nature indeed has the best music. I am glad you could connect to it. Thanks for the motivation.

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