Nohkalikai Falls

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  • Address: Sohra, Meghalaya 793108, India, Cherrapunji
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Waterfall, Family And Kids, Nature

About Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji

Located around 5 km from Cherrapunjee, Nohkalikai fall is the fifth highest waterfall in the world and the highest plunge waterfall in India. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft, this fall is a great attraction of Cherrapunjee. Earlier, you had to really trek hard in order to reach the falls but today, thanks to the well developed roads, the drive to Nohkalikai Falls is through the elevated tableland that leads to the cliff and then hike a short distance to a viewpoint. From the summit of that viewpoint, you are bound to witness the enchanting sight of the beautiful Nohkalikai waterfall plunging down into an ultramarine pool. The falls are at its most spectacular during the monsoons when a lot of water volume is added to it.

Behind this breathtaking beauty, there is an unfortunate legend associated with this waterfall. It has been christened as Noh Ka Likai that means "the leap of Likai". According to the legend, a young woman named Ka Likai, who had a daughter from her earlier marriage, got remarried. Her new husband got jealous of the excessive love that the mother had for her daughter. He decides to kill her. When Ka Likai was away working, he slaughters the girl and uses her flesh to cook a meal. After returning home from work, Likai ate the meal without suspicion and had no inkling about the gory act her husband had conducted. However, she later discovered her daughter’s fingers in the betel nut basket. Distraught with grief and remorse, she rushed to the nearby cliffs and threw herself over the precipice adjoining the waterfalls. The fall has ever since been known as Nohlakikai.

Nohkalikai Falls Information

  • It is advisable to carry food and water when visiting the falls for extended periods of time.
  • There is a short hike towards the falls.

How To reach Nohkalikai Falls by Public Transport

  • Hire a taxi from Cherrapunjee city.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Nohkalikai Falls

  • 95% of people who visit Cherrapunji include Nohkalikai Falls in their plan

  • 43.29% of people start their Nohkalikai Falls visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Nohkalikai Falls

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Nohkalikai Falls

People normally club together Sa-i-mika Park and Kynrem Falls while planning their visit to Nohkalikai Falls.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji Reviews

  • Beautiful... N worth looking at... The way water strikes the ground from such heights forming smoke n all... Looks good... Looking forward to going there again... The plce even has its own historical story... Or belief... #fascinating

  • A must visit place. water is there in march or winter also. Great place for walking at the field nearby. U can feel like u r at scotland.

  • Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres), making it as the highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December - February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water.

  • Nokhalikai Fall...!!! This is a hidden unexplored fall in Cherra. This is one of the tallest plunge water fall in India of about 1120 ft. There are two ways to explore the beauty of this fall one is to have a glimpse from view point and second is to trek down the mouth of waterfall which is highly recommended. Trek is bit tiring and steep may be for 30 mins. But once you reach its breathtaking. You will walk over the bed of river and witness the holes on rocks due to erosion occurred by running water and can imagine the power of river. And keep trekking towards the point of waterfall, hunt for the marking arrow on the way and keep walking and then reach to an end point and witness the highest waterfall from its origin point.

  • Very beautifull falls. There are shops near waterfalls.Left hand side after few steps there is a path in right hand side which has stairs to view the falls closer.

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