This place is highly picturesque, visit caves, double-decker root bridge which is a marvel in modern civilization. The whole place is surprisingly quite and pleasant most of the time. There is a place called Dawki with a river Umngot river. The water of this river is extremely clear, clearest I have seen in India, being at the border of India and Bangladesh, makes it a popular tourist spot. Visit Mawlynnong, cleanest village in India. It is an hour away from Dawki and the route to this place is through quite forest of areca nut, you can smell it all along the way. The villagers have done an amazing job of keeping it green and clean. You will not feel they have deliberately done to attract tourists, however, they have made it a habit to have everything in place.
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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.
Located just a kilometre south of the Mawsmai Village in the East Khasi Hills District, this is a seven segmented waterfall. The group of falls has been declared as the 4th highest in the country. The name is derived from the fact that these seasonal falls flow in seven parts and look exactly the same. These falls can only be viewed during the monsoon season. Apart from the natural beauty around these cascading waterfalls, the view of the setting sun from here is awesome due to the natural color play which is created during dusk.
The road on which you will find the Mawsmai Caves is the Mawsmai Cave Road. These caves are a group of extremely well preserved natural caves. These are under the supervision of the Tourism Department of Meghalaya. The way the deposition of the limestones and stalagcites have taken place makes you wait and imagine what figure each of the caves would resemble and this is another interesting part here. Also, the Tourism Department have worked towards the cleanliness and comfort of the tourists and thus put up eco- friendly lights all along the caves. Due to this, the tourists are at an advantage and can take a look at the variety colour moss and also the algae on the inner walls of the caves.
2) Dainthlen Falls:It’s located nearly 5 km from the city. You will be charged Rs 10/- per head for the entry which is a very small amount for the lovely view that you get here.Legend goes that the people of the land killed a big snake that lived in the cave nearby. The rock carvings seen here of the snake are said to represent the symbols of evil and greed. Being a soft waterfall, you may not hear the roaring sounds of water falling but still, the atmosphere is electric. The breathtaking views are a treat to your eyes. Right from the drive to the waterfalls in itself is a spectacular sight. However, be really careful in getting your feet close to the fall as it might get slippery during rainfall.
We had headed to this resort for lunch which was homemade by the locals and besides that we even ended up staying overnight as the view from this resort is just top notch and mesmerizing. You can sit outdoors and enjoy the food in the cloudy weather and at times even see the sun play hide and seek from within the clouds. The place is lushy green and it’s huge and the rooms of the resort are comfortable and cozy although it’s a bit heavy on the pocket costing 2-3k for a night stay but for all nature lovers and travellers who want to silently sit down and enjoy peace, the view and good food all at one place-this is a must stay kind of a place.