The fourth highest waterfalls in the world, Nohkalikai falls plunge some 335 meters from a verdant cliff to the ground giving the portrayal of immense and natural magnificence. The pride of the state of Meghalaya, the falls are one of the most beautiful and grand waterfalls in the country. Tucked in between evergreen rainforest of the Khasi Hill and flowing with all its majesty and might, the falls plunges into a lagoon which is as blue as the afternoon sky.
Nohkalikai Falls is one of the most popular and significant places to see in the North-East. The name of the falls is attached with a sad story of woman named Ka Likai who remarried a man, who believed that she loved his daughter more than him. So one day while Ka Likai was working outside, the man killed his daughter and cooked her flesh and served it to Ka Likai. She ate the meal and went out to look for her daughter and while doing so she found her fingers in a beet-nut basket. Seeing this she became very upset and plunged to death from the waterfall which was now renamed 'Noh Ka Likai '.
Air: Nearest airport for domestic flights from the north-east states is at Umroi which is 35 km from Shillong whereas for flights from other major cities Guwahati is the nearest airport which 133 km from Cherrapunjee and 100 odd kilometers from Shillong.
Rail: Nearest rail head is at Guwahati. One can easily hire a cab or catch a bus till Shillong and continue further from Shillong till Cherrapunjee through bus or taxi.
Road: Cherrapunjee is 53 km from Shillong and is well connected by road. Many state and private buses ply from Bada Bazaar, Shillong till Cherrapunjee. From Cherrapunjee you can take a taxi or an auto till the Nohkalikai Falls.
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