Cherrapunjee Waterfalls, Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya Waterfalls, Shillong Meghalaya, Meghalaya Tours

The State of Meghalaya (meaning abode of Clouds) is  a jewel in the crown of the Seven Sister States of North East India. With beautiful landscapes, hundreds of waterfalls and welcoming people, the capital of this State Shillong, has no wonder derived the name as being the ‘Scotland of the East’. Shillong is a city where you get to see a blend of the Modern and the Cultural World and music being the soul of the Khasi Tribal people of Shillong the city has also added to its kitty the title of being called ‘India’s Rock Capital’!

Just about 90 kms from Shillong city is Cherrapunji – ‘the Rainiest Place on Planet Earth’ where the clouds cease to clear the sky and drops of rains continue to fall on your windshield in the majestic three (3) hour drive from Shillong to Cherrapunji. The picturesque landscape on your way will surely make you fall in love with this drive across the misty hills and you will surely make your mind to visit Cherrapunji again!

Cherrapunji is located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya and is home to five of the most famous waterfalls of the State that has now turned into favorite tourist destinations. One noteworthy among these list of five is the Nohkalikai Falls, which is also India’s tallest plunge Waterfall standing tall at a height of 1115 feet (340 meters). As per the Khasi folklore an interesting story exists behind this waterfall’s name.

The name ‘Nohkailikai’ in  the local Khasi Tribal language means the ‘Jump of Ka Likai’. This is linked to a legend about a local women Likai who jumped off the cliff next to the falls; According to legends, in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from Nohkalikai Falls, a woman named Likai resided but had to remarry after her husband died. Ka Likai (Ka is the prefix given for the female gender in Khasi) was left with her infant girl with no means of income. So she had to become a porter herself. Her work required her to leave her daughter unattended for long intervals but when she would be at home she would spend most of her time taking care of her infant. Ka Likai, who married a second time, couldn’t pay attention to her second husband. The jealous husband killed the infant and cooked her meat after throwing away her head and bones. When Ka Likai returned home, she saw nobody in the house but except for a meal that had been prepared. She wanted to go look for her daughter but she ate the meat as she was tired from work.

Ka Likai usually had a betel leaf after her meals but she found a severed finger near the place where she usually cut betel nuts and betel leaves. Ka Likai realized what had happened in her absence and went mad with anger and grief and started running as she swung a hatchet in her hand. She ran off the edge of the plateau and the waterfall where she jumped from was named Nohkalikai Falls after her.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the history and be a part of the folklore of the Story of the Majestic Nohkalikai Falls – India’s Tallest Plunge Waterfall, Cherrapunji, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya

Ecotourism homestay in Meghalaya, Waterfalls of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, Tour of Khasi Tribes in Meghalaya, Festivals of Meghalaya and North East India, Mawlynnong Homestay, Mawphlang Khasi Hills sacred Grove homestay
The State of Meghalaya welcomes you to Cherrapunji – the rainiest place on planet Earth

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya

Ecotourism homestay in Meghalaya, Waterfalls of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, Tour of Khasi Tribes in Meghalaya, Festivals of Meghalaya and North East India, Mawlynnong Homestay, Mawphlang Khasi Hills sacred Grove homestay
The Beautiful Nohkalikai Falls at Cherrapunji – India’s tallest plunge waterfall at over 300 meters height

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya

Ecotourism homestay in Meghalaya, Waterfalls of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, Tour of Khasi Tribes in Meghalaya, Festivals of Meghalaya and North East India, Mawlynnong Homestay, Mawphlang Khasi Hills sacred Grove homestay
The Majestic Nohkalikai Falls at Cherrapunji – India’s tallest plunge waterfall at 1115 feet

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya

Ecotourism homestay in Meghalaya, Waterfalls of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, Tour of Khasi Tribes in Meghalaya, Festivals of Meghalaya and North East India, Mawlynnong Homestay, Mawphlang Khasi Hills sacred Grove homestay
The Nohkalikai Falls at Cherrapunji – India’s tallest plunge waterfall at the Wettest place on planet Earth

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya

Ecotourism homestay in Meghalaya, Waterfalls of Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, Tour of Khasi Tribes in Meghalaya, Festivals of Meghalaya and North East India, Mawlynnong Homestay, Mawphlang Khasi Hills sacred Grove homestay
The Legendary history of the Majestic Nohkalikai Falls at Cherrapunji in Meghalaya

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya

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The roads to Cherrapunji from Shillong city

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Nohkalikai Falls Cherapunji ~ India’s tallest Plunge Waterfall

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The Mawsmai Caves at Cherrapunji

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Landscape of Cherrapunji at Meghalaya

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On the way to the Nohkalikai Falls Cherrapunji

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya

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The View of Landscape on the way to Cherrapunji

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Nohkalikai at Cherrapunji

Recommended Itinerary for your Visit: Tour of Meghalaya