Nohkalikai Falls

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    Location: Meghalaya 793108, India.

    Visiting time: 1-2 hours.

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    Nohkalikai Falls, a wonder of nature, is situated in Cherrapunji, under the state of Meghalaya, in India. It is one of the finest examples of nature’s splendor. The height of these falls is 1115 feet. The waterfall is famed for being the fourth-tallest plunge waterfall in the world. It is a center of attraction for tourists in the state. Due to the trekking trail and panoramic view of this place, it has a great appeal to tourists.


    The view from the top of it is just breathtaking. It gives a scenic view of the cascade and the deep plunge pool. The pool resembles a lagoon and depending on the season it changes color from aqua to blue to green. Which is another beauty of nature.


    Lying in the bottom of an unsuspecting mountain is the head of a beautiful falls with 3 layers where each layer more scenic than their predecessor.

    It is one of the top attractions of the town. For people who love waterfalls, it is the best place to visit. Actually, there is no history behind this place. People come to visit this place for its  Beauty.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Nohkalikai falls at Cherapungee in Meghalaya is the forth highest waterfall in the world.

    It is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. You have probably seen many rivers which make beautiful leaps down a cliff or steep slope. But nothing can be compared to the Nohkalikai falls. The enriched beauty of the fall and the verdant surrounding make it a must-visit place. Your journey to the Northeast will be incomplete if you are not visiting this place. It will be a great loss.s4

    Opening Hours

    Saturday        9 am to 5 pm

    Sunday           9 am to 5 pm

    Monday          9 am to 5 pm

    Tuesday          9 am to 5 pm

    Wednesday    9 am to 5 pm

    Thursday        9 am to 5 pm

    Friday             9 am to 5 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    Visitors have to pay a small amount of fee to visit this place. It is RS. 20 per person.

    How to Reach

    By Air: The nearest airport to Nohkalikai falls is the Shillong airport. It is located at a distance of 80.2 km from the place. From the airport, you can hire any local transport like cabs to reach your destination.

    By Rail: The easiest way to reach Nohkalikai falls is to go via the Guwahati railway station. It is 145.6 km away from the place. From there you can hire any local or private transport to reach the place.

    Tips for Travellers

    Take all the essential things of yours.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: This is a safe place for tourists. You need to be careful while visiting this place. If you have any problem you may contact the police. Here is the local police station information for you-

    Location: Sohra-Laitkynsew Rd, Cherrapunji, Meghalaya 793108, India

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    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans:  This is a porter place for photography. The majestic fall and greenery surrounding it are just amazing to look at and capture. This place gives an excellent backdrop for photos. If you are into nature photography and want to capture some scenic panoramas, this is the place for you. You need to pay Rs. 20 to carry a camera with you.

    Things to do at Nohkalikai lake:

    • Trekking,
    • photography,
    • angling,
    • birdwatching,
    • swimming

    Causes of visiting Nohkalikai:

    Nohkalikai falls is an absolute wonder of nature. The falls and the surrounding tougher are just breathtaking. It is a treat to the eyes. Here you can watch different types of birds. This is a great place for adventure lovers also. One can enjoy a trek through dense forests, lush grassland, and clear streams. Which is an amazing experience. Moreover, you can click on some beautiful pictures here. It is a must-visit place in Meghalaya.

    When is the best time to visit Nohkalikai fall:

    The magnificent Nohkalikai falls can be visited throughout the year. But October to December and March to May is considered to be the best time to visit this place. During these months the fall looks more attractive. The weather in the city also remains very pleasant, calming, and travel-friendly.

    Places to visit near Nohkalikai falls:

    • Rainbow Falls
    • Arwah Cave
    • Wah-Kaba Falls
    • Cherrapunji ViewPoint
    • Seven Sisters Falls
    • Mawsmai Cave
    • Dainthlen Falls
    • Wei Sawdong Waterfall

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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