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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.
Supriya Phukan
Nohkalikai, one of the tallest plunge waterfalls with a magnificent panorama, is located 5km away from Cherrapunjee. Falling from an altitude of 1,115 ft, it mostly procures its ale from the clouds. The pool formed from the thrust with verdant and misty clouds above makes it sumptuous. But, this alluring landscape is affixed with an appalling story. The Khasi name "Nohkalikai" translates to "Leap of Likai". That's right, Likai is the leading character of the tragic story that I am about to unfold. And the story begins... Widowed at a very young age, Likai was the mother of a beautiful baby girl who needed her mother's attention. They lived in the village of Rangjyrteh, based nearby the waterfall. Her impoverished condition compelled her to become a porter, which was the job of her deceased husband. Due to which the baby girl couldn't receive her complete attention although she used to spend all her time with her daughter once she was home. This is when other women of the village started persuading her for a re-marriage. They insisted her saying the little girl needs attention and care of a father, to which Likai agreed and got married to a man. But this new husband was found to be trivial and jealous of all the attention that his wife drizzled on her baby when she was home. And this bitterness, resulted in the horrendous deed he executed. Like regular days, Likai returns home after a long day of work and finds her husband waiting with inviting food. She was glad to see a caring side of her husband, but little did she know it was momentary. She started looking around for her baby only to find her nowhere. She presumed for her baby to be in the neighborhoods and settled for the meal her husband cooked. After the hearty meal, she sat for her routine beetle leaves and nuts when she saw a tiny finger near the basket of beetle leaves and had realized what must have happened. Her new husband, who was supposed to take care of their daughter, had chopped the poor baby into pieces and fed his wife. Terror-stricken and furious Likai, without an accusation started running until she reached the edge and jumped off the waterfall to her own death. And, this was the legendary tale of the 4th highest waterfall in the world. When you visit this breath-taking site, you'll feel the agony and pain of Likai still lingering in its air. But, this miserable event should not prevent you from the nature that flourishes at its best.
Pema Lama
Here's the episode 2 of my North east trip. We explored Seven sisters falls, Mawsmai cave, eco park and Nohkalikai falls on the way to Shillong and I was told a story by the local person of cherrapunjee about the nohkalikai falls which gave me chills. It was a pretty sad story about a khasi woman who died at the falls and hence the falls was named after her. YOU SHOULD BETTER CHECK THE VLOG OUT.
Aditi & Deepak
Nohkalikai Waterfalls Visit Tried 'caving' ever? Meghalaya has some of the world's most magnificent caving networks, and today, you can head to one of those. It will be quite an experience as some of these are low at places, and you have to crouch, slither, walk, adventure your way through these caves. Krem Liat Prah is one of the known longest caves located in Meghalaya with a total length of approximately 31 km.
Sushantika
Siva Ilankumaran
Splendid view of water plunge from 335 meter cliff surrounded by dense lush green hill. Noh Ka Likai fall is the fourth highest waterfalls in the world. The view is spectacular and completely engross you with the view.