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Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunjee

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At Nohkalikai Falls, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape below you. Take a cab or drive your car to the top, use the well organized parking space, then step into the pristine nature. At 340 m (1,115 ft), the site represents the tallest plunge waterfall in India. You can join a group and hear a tour guide explain how the falls get water from the rain during the warm season. Ask your guide about the local legend of the woman after whom the falls take their name; she jumped into the falls because of a family tragedy. With our world travel planner, Cherrapunjee attractions like Nohkalikai Falls can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • From the view point when I looked at this water fall, I thought its just another water fall flowing. But as I looked around and saw the entire view I was speechless. It's lush green cover over the top...  more »
  • It's a good distance from the view point and hence looks like milk falling. The best to visit is during monsoon.  more »
  • we visited this place in winter so there was not much water in the falls.... But..... The view is surely breathtaking.... This place got a view point down the cliff which takes you very close to the f...  more »
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  • So Beautiful Water Fall & It is close to Cherrapunji. Water falls from a height of 1100 feet after seeing the little desire views takes wing. Also has a history behind its name. Nohkalikail, Ka-Likai has had the name of a woman called. Some family reasons, this woman here gave their lives to make the jump.
  • One of the highest waterfall, mostly covered under clouds. I had to wait for clouds to clear and have a view of amazing waterfall.
  • Scenic! Too beautiful. Best to visit in monsoon to see the plunge.
  • “A marvelous, massive waterfall” I think it's a perennial waterfall but I can't be sure. I was here in November and the fall was gushing unlike the Seven Sisters falls. It can be seen only from a distance as is seen in the picture and is a touristy place so there is a crowd at all times. There is a history attached to the the waterfall which has to do something with a woman who jumped off the cliff from where the water originates but nothing other than that. If you are fond of photography maybe you will like the opportunity it presents but other than that, I wouldn't go there a second time. At the entrance one will have to shell out for the parking, entry & camera charges (nominal range Rs.20 - Rs.50) and will encounter kids wanting you to buy the best cinnamon they are offering. It smelt really nice! Verdict 50/50. Could go if its already on your itinerary or even can give it a miss if you wish to just relax a little more that day. Visited November 2015
  • No doubt, It comes as the third destination when one goes for site seeing from shillong and is a fall worth seeing. The best scenes are visualized during monsoon season. Minor ticket of Rs 20 per head is charged for this place. Snacks Shops available.