Nohkalikai Falls

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

Nohkalikai Falls - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Nohkalikai Falls

  • Nohkalikai Falls Address: Sohra, Meghalaya 793108, India, Cherrapunji
  • Nohkalikai Falls Timing: 24-hrs
  • Nohkalikai Falls Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Nohkalikai Falls(preferred time): 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Nohkalikai Falls: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Nohkalikai Falls

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

  • 42.48% 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 place. From here the view is very good. U can actually see a very high waterfall along with many other small ones. You have local shops which sells handicraft items. Adequate parking space is available. You have few restaurants at the entrance who serves you tea and food. Overall a nice place to visit with family and friends.

  • Watching this from distance is amusing & going under it is charming. If you are a trekking lover visit this by October to January month. Otherwise you have to see the beauty. you can't catch hold it. This Noahkalikai Water falls is so beautiful. I suggest everyone to have a look here. It is the tallest waterfall in India.

  • The most famous falls and known for the beauty and the height and makes a lovely picture with the many green hills and cliffs and than the bangladesh plains on the far where the sky and clouds playing to the beauty. There is a story about a suicide of a lady and hence the name and a story about it is written in the park that also makes brilliant views and one can trek up to the base of the falls or halfway with guides available there. One of the best spots in India for sure.

  • This view point is situated at the top of a hill. Everyone can access the view point. At the entrance there is a market with food stall, handicrafts shops etc. From the view point there is a staircase down to the hill (don't know weather it reach at the bottom of the hill/ waterfall). There is another view point and a place marked as 'The Wettest Place on earth'. There is a trek route to the top of the waterfall from a hill top. You will find a natural swimming pool at the end of the trek.

  • A huge water fall surrounded by thick dense Forrest. Having different view points from which you can enjoy a different looks of it. A valley with dense forest and cloudy nature you will find at the end of railings @ 15-20 min walking distance. Very beautiful nature and surrounding.

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