Bishop Falls and Beadon Falls

East Khasi Hills District / Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Rating: 2     Difficulty: 1
Bishop Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Bishop Falls and Beadon Falls were two impressively tall falls within the city limits of Shillong that managed to maintain good flow. The higher-than-expected flow really surprised Julie and I, especially considering how unimpressive many of the ones in the Cherrapunji area were during our trip in November 2009. Even though it did seem like we could get closer to the falls on the other side of the deep ravine, we were content to look at these waterfalls from across this ravine.

Of the two falls, we were more impressed with Bishop Falls since it seemed to have a more continuous drop. We were only able to see parts of the Beadon Falls coming down in disjoint cascades, but we did see a steep walking path alongside parts of this waterfall. I think the overgrowth of the vegetation in front of us and closer to the falls itself also made this waterfall hard to see let alone photograph.

As you can see from the last photograph below, morning was not a good time to see the falls as the hazy environment combined with the harsh front lit conditions from looking against the sun made photographing (let alone seeing) the falls pretty suboptimal. By the same token, the rest of the other photos down below were taken in the late afternoon right around sunset when everything was in shadow. Although this time of day was a little better than morning, I'm guessing that optimal lighting would occur some time during midday or early afternoon.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

The hazy panorama of the city of Shillong from atop Shillong Peak, which was not far from Bishop and Beadon FallsThe hazy panorama of the city of Shillong from atop Shillong Peak, which was not far from Bishop and Beadon Falls
After visiting the waterfalls just outside the city, we stayed at this comfortable accommodation in Shillong, but we were thrown off by how chilly and cold Shillong became overnightAfter visiting the waterfalls just outside the city, we stayed at this comfortable accommodation in Shillong, but we were thrown off by how chilly and cold Shillong became overnight
Beadon FallsBeadon Falls

Bishop FallsBishop Falls

The shelter occupied by some young Khasi ladies by the viewing area we were atThe shelter occupied by some young Khasi ladies by the viewing area we were at

Beadon Falls (left) and Bishop Falls (right) in terrible morning lightBeadon Falls (left) and Bishop Falls (right) in terrible morning light


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


Bottom up sweep of the Beadon Falls


Brief bottom up sweep of the profile of the falls


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We were a little bit disoriented while we were being driven around Shillong, but we think this waterfall was situated on a side street towards the north end of town. We stopped at a viewing area next to some power lines by this side street. The driver knew where to go, but without someone who knew the area, I wasn't so sure how we would've been able to find this one otherwise.

We spent about 50 minutes of driving between our hotel in Shillong and this waterfall, but I swear most of that time was due to the traffic in the city.

For geographical context, Shillong was 99km (2.5 hours drive) south of Guwahati. Guwahati was about a 2.5 hour flight from Delhi.




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ITINERARIES

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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES




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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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