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Nohkalikai Waterfalls

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Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Cherrapunji Overview

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 '.

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The best time to explore and marvel at the Nohkalikai falls is from October till December and March till May as these are pretty much the clearest months in Cherrapunjee. However, even then, one cannot guarantee a good sight of the falls due to imminent cloud cover. In winters the lagoon below the falls is largely dried up, while brims with blue water in the summers.

Cherrapunjee has many good options for accommodations at reasonable rates. However, in case you face difficulty in finding accommodation here, as might be the case during the peak season, you may head to Shillong for its many accomodation options.

Angling, trekking, landscape photography, bird watching and swimming are some of the activities that can be enjoyed at Nohkalikai Falls.

Bada Bazaar at Cherrapunjee offers one a great shopping experience with many souvenirs and traditional handicrafts available for purchase.

Cherrapunjee is a fascinating place for people who love to know about tribal culture and art. Witness the livelihoods and values of tribal communities as you travel to one of the wettest places on earth.

Try out the delightful Meghalayan delicacies such as Jadoh, Dohneiihong, Makham-Bitchi and Jhur Sideh.

Avron Restaurants and Cafe Cherrapunjee

Nohkalikai Falls are best seen and are not to be missed on a trip to Cherrapunjee.

Protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and hats as the sun beats down hard on the cliffs in the region sometimes.

  • 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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