1. The iconic NohKaLikai Falls
It is one of India's most dramatic and tallest plunge waterfalls. This waterfall in Meghalaya is located 7.5km from Cherapunji (the wettest place in India). The water cascades from a height of 1115 ft and fall forcefully, forming a plunge pool. The water in the reservoir remains green during Monsoon and seems to turn blue in winter.
Story Of NohKaLikai Falls
The story of the falls is unbelievable. A woman named Likai jumped from the top of the cliff upon realizing she had unwittingly eaten her daughter, who was murdered and cooked by her stepfather. The lady's jump resulted in this waterfall. How fascinating the folk is?
How to reach?
A viewing gallery is at the top, which is reachable by car or Taxi. But if you want to witness the stunning plunge pool, you can trek down to the falls.
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On the way to the mouth of the fall, 2hrs from the viewing gallery comes, Tlai falls, which is something you would not choose to miss out on. Around one hour from Tlai falls comes to the bottom of the plunge pool, but trekking here can be risky as it involves high rocks and slippery surfaces.
Best time to visit:
The place is generally off-limits during the monsoon season. So the best time to witness the best falls is during early winters (from October to January).
If you want to enjoy the beauty of the falls from the viewpoint, go in the late afternoon when the mist is cleared and maybe stay till evening to witness the majestic sunset over the falls.
If hiking the falls is on your mind, early morning is the best time to start, as the trek can take between 4 to 5 hours, depending on the weather conditions.
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