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Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunjee

Categories: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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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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  • A must visit place in Meghalaya, awesome view of the waterfall from the point, but road towards it is in bad shape........ 
  • Perfect gift of nature. This is a must visit place if you ever happen to be in Cherrapunji. The waterfall is 1115 ft. high and is the highest in India. The water before falling down to the stream gets...  read more »
  • Beautiful place...just 15 min drive from cherrapunji. awesome place for have to be patient to see the falls aimed the clouds. 
  • “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
  • The beautiful waterfall, cascading down from the top of the gorge to the mystic deep green pool below, reminded one, of the tragic legend associated with it, i.e., of a grief stricken mother who plunged to her death, she was unable to overcome her sorrow over the murder of her daughter by her husband and the horror that she had relished by eating the flesh of her only beloved child. After eating, she finds her daughter's fingers in the betel-nut basket. In despair, the woman threw herself off this cliff giving the falls its name: "Fall of Ka Likai"
  • Natural beauty at its best! This is one amazing sight to behold and a must see when visiting Sohra or Cherrapunji. Although I visited during late winter, there was still a steady, albeit narrow, fall for my viewing pleasure. The pool at its bottom is dark turquoise and crystal clear even from a high viewing point. Will hopefully be trekking down to the pool in the coming days.
  • 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.
  • Grace Beautiful Nature ! Nohkalikai Waterfalls, located at a distance of 5 km from Cherrapunjee, is the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft., the legend associated with these falls is as popular as the attraction itself. A local woman, Kalikai, who remarried discovered that her new husband did not like her daughter and was not in favour of the child living with them. His discomfort turned to jealousy when he realised that his wife's affection towards the little girl was more than what he felt he deserved. Driven to despair, he decides to kill his step daughter. One day, when Kalikai was away working, he slaughters the girl and uses her flesh to cook a meal. Upon reaching back and not finding her daughter at home, she plans to search for her outside. Her husband asks her to first have her lunch before going out. After completing her meal, she is shocked to find her daughter's fingers in the basket. Realising the gory act committed by her husband and her own unintentional part in the death of her beloved daughter, she rushes out and, in her profound grief, leaps off a tall cliff. It is this "fall of Kalikai" that has lent to Cherrapunji one of its prime attractions. The ideal time to visit Nohkalikai is during the monsoon season when the falls are at its most spectacular. A viewing gallery allows the visitor to take in the vista which is, often, at the mercy of the mist that sweeps in frequently. A flight of stairs also takes tourists down to more viewing points. For those who are adventurous, a trek from the iconic double root bridge also leads to the base of Nohkalikai, followed by the climb back up the stairs to the viewing gallery.
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