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Nohkalikai Falls

Once there took place a very sad incident. There was a woman here named LiKai who was married to a very nice man who was a porter and after a few months of marriage she also gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Sadly after a few days, her husband died while carrying iron to Sylhet. She was left all alone without any support and a little girl to feed along with herself. Finding no other option she also took up the job of a porter. Since she was having no time at all to look after her daughter she was remarried. After this also she had no time to look after her husband or her daughter. Her husband grew angry and one day out of frustration he killed the little girl and cooked her as a meal. When LiKai was back home she could not see her daughter but instead of looking for her she decided to have the meal which look very good. After she had finished and was going to take a betel leaf, she found a severed little finger and soon understood what had happened. She lost her senses immediately and went mad. She kept on running and at the end jumped in this waterfall. After this the local people named it NohKaLiKai in which Noh means jump of, Ka is the term used for Meghalayan women and LiKai is the name. So, it means Jump of KaLiKai. This is at present a popular tourist attraction where you will find beautiful sceneries. The force of the waterfalls is maximum during the summers and monsoon and least during the winters.
नोहकलिकाइ -ये जलप्रपात भी चेरापूंजी के समीप ही स्थित है. इस जल प्रपात की ऊँचाई ११०० फुट है. यह प्रपात भारत के सबसे ऊँचे झरनों में से एक है. चेरापूँजी भारी वर्षा के लिये प्रसिद्ध रहा है इस प्रपात के जल का स्रोत यही वर्षा है. सर्दी के मौसम में दिसम्बर से फरवरी के मध्य वर्षा नहीं के बराबर होने से सूखे समय में यह प्रपात लगभग सूख जाता है। इस झरने के ठीक नीचे नीले-हरे रंग के जल वाले तैरने के स्थान बन गये हैं.
Akash Bhatte
4) Nohkalikai Falls (13Kms , 30mins) Reach @ 10 is the tallest waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet . You have option to either just have a glimpse from top or to go at the bottom of the falls. Below is an image of Falls from miles away, imagine its beauty at a close look.
Arun Kumar P
We started our day earlier in order to cover the places missed yesterday. Climate was pleasant to start the day. Our first stop was Wah kaba - Latara Falls, due to much mist we are unable to view the waterfalls. Spent only few minutes and we started back. Our next stop was NohKaLikai Falls, the view was spectacular with light drizzles. The water gets carried away by the wind before it reaches the land. Smoky mist covered the whole valley in minutes. We then reached the eco-park, had just went to the view point and found nothing interesting. It looked like our local park with walking area. We then skipped the place in no time. Next destination was Seven sister Waterfalls. Due to monsoon, there were more than 7 waterfalls flowing down. Nice to see such kind of water flowing from the mountains for the people from Tamil Nadu.
Ashish Kapoor
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India with a height of 340 meters. It took us around 30 minutes to reach the waterfalls. The cloudy weather accompanied by light rain followed us there too. We waited for 2 hours for the clouds to clear away, roamed around, had maggi and tea, bought a few handmade souvenirs but still it didn't appear that we were going to get a view of the falls. It started raining heavily around 2.00 pm when we finally gave up and decided to return back.You can also visit the root bridges in Cherrapunji, especially the "double decker" root bridge which I'm sure would be a great experience too. Since, the rains were heavy and the idea of visiting the root bridges in rains didn't excite us much so we planned on returning back to Shillong.
CharanKumar V
Later left the place to see another stunning water falls "Nohkalikai Waterfalls". All the places in Meghalaya will amaze you with its beauty. So did Nohlalikai. Since the sun rises early in north east, the day ends very fast. It gets darker at 5pm and we reached the spot on time to see the STUNNING BEAUTY.So this time decided to camp at our desired place and found a place near a cafe owned by a ex army man. He was so helpful that he never said no to what ever we asked for. Cooked as usual but this time it was fish, chicken and authentic south Indian Rasam with the help of the ex army man. Had some good fun with along side food and slept.