Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Nohkalikai Falls View point, Nohkalikai Road, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya, India

Why to visit Nohkalikai

The Nohkalikai waterfalls, which are only 5 kilometres from the main town, are one of India's highest waterfalls. This waterfall, which cascades down from a height of 1100 feet, is one of Cherrapunji's most renowned tourist attractions. You may get a panoramic picture of the Nohkalikai waterfall, which cascades down into a pool-like structure, by driving through a high tableland and hiking for a short distance.

The naming of this waterfall has a melancholy backstory. In the Khasi language, Noh Ka Likai means 'the leap of Likai.' Ka Likai was a widow who had a daughter from this marriage, according to legend. She remarried so that her daughter could have the affection of a father, but her new husband despised her since Ka Likai devoted all of her time to her child. He once slaughtered a little girl and cooked her meat as dinner while she was gone at work.

When Ka Likai returned home from work, she was surprised not to see her daughter, but grateful that her husband had prepared a lunch for her. She loved the dinner, knowing that her daughter would be out playing. Her daughter's fingers were found in the betel nut basket later when she picked it up. She rushed to the edge of the cliff, filled with regret, anguish, and grief, and threw herself over. As a result, the fall was given the name Nohkalikai after her Nohkalikai waterfalls.

FAQ on Nohkalikai

What are the places to eat near Nohkalikai Falls?

Some of the activities available at Nohkalikai Falls include angling, trekking, scenery photography, bird viewing, and swimming. Sunscreen and caps should be worn to protect yourself from the sun, which can be harsh on the cliffs in the area.

Where to stay near Nohkalikai Falls?

Two nearby restaurants are Avron Restaurants and Cafe Cherrapunjee.

What is the best time to visit Nohkalikai Falls?

The finest months to visit and gaze at the Nohkalikai falls are October to December and March to May, because these are the clearest months in Cherrapunjee.

How to reach Nohkalikai Falls?

Domestic flights from the north-east states may be found at Umroi, which is 35 kilometres from Shillong. Guwahati is the closest rail station. Cherrapunjee is 53 kilometres from Shillong and has good road access.

Special Tip

A wide range of affordable lodging options available near Nohkalikai falls. However, if you have trouble obtaining accommodation here during the busy season, you can head to Shillong, which has a wide range of housing options.

By Sparsh Kapoor

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