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The Pride of the Meghalaya Monsoons ~ the Tallest Plunge Waterfalls in India, the Nohkalikai and the Seven Sister Waterfalls, Cherrapunji, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

The State of Meghalaya (meaning abode of Clouds) is  a jewel in the crown of the Seven Sister States of North East India. With beautiful landscapes, hundreds of waterfalls and welcoming people, the capital of this State Shillong, has no wonder derived the name as being the ‘Scotland of the East’. Shillong is a city where you get to see a blend of the Modern and the Cultural World and music being the soul of the Khasi Tribal people of Shillong the city has also added to its kitty the title of being called ‘India’s Rock Capital’!

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The beautiful view of Shillong City from the Shillong Peak

Just about 60 kms from Shillong city is Cherrapunji – ‘one of the Rainiest Places on Planet Earth’ where the clouds cease to clear the sky and drops of rains continue to fall on your windshield in the majestic three (3) hour drive from Shillong to Cherrapunji. The picturesque landscape on your way will surely make you fall in love with this drive across the misty hills and you will surely make your mind to visit Cherrapunji again!

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The roads to Cherrapunjee from Shillong city

Cherrapunji is located in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya and is home to five of the most famous waterfalls of the State that has now turned into favorite tourist destinations. Two of the noteworthy among these list of five are the Nohkalikai Falls and the Seven Sister Falls.

The Nohkalikai Falls which is also India’s tallest plunge Waterfall and the Second Tallest Waterfall in India stands tall at a height of 1115 feet (340 meters). As per the Khasi folklore an interesting story exists behind this waterfall’s name.

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The Tallest Plunge Waterfall in India ~ the Nohkalikai Falls at Cherrapunjee

The name ‘Nohkailikai’ in  the local Khasi Tribal language means the ‘Jump of Ka Likai’. This is linked to a legend about a local women Likai who jumped off the cliff next to the falls; According to legends, in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from Nohkalikai Falls, a woman named Likai resided but had to remarry after her husband died. Ka Likai (Ka is the prefix given for the female gender in Khasi) was left with her infant girl with no means of income. So she had to become a porter herself. Her work required her to leave her daughter unattended for long intervals but when she would be at home she would spend most of her time taking care of her infant. Ka Likai, who married a second time, couldn’t pay attention to her second husband. The jealous husband killed the infant and cooked her meat after throwing away her head and bones. When Ka Likai returned home, she saw nobody in the house but except for a meal that had been prepared. She wanted to go look for her daughter but she ate the meat as she was tired from work.

Ka Likai usually had a betel leaf after her meals but she found a severed finger near the place where she usually cut betel nuts and betel leaves. Ka Likai realized what had happened in her absence and went mad with anger and grief and started running as she swung a hatchet in her hand. She ran off the edge of the plateau and the waterfall where she jumped from was named Nohkalikai Falls after her.

The Seven Sister Waterfalls also known as the Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls is a seven-segmented waterfall located  south of Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. The water falls from a height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) and has an average width of 70 metres (230 ft). making it the Second Tallest Plunge Waterfall and also one of the tallest waterfalls in India.

The falls plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills only during the rainy season. In full spate, the segments stretch most of the way along the cliff. The waterfalls get illuminated by the sun and the vibrant colors of the setting sun on the waterfalls makes it beautiful.

Jungleideas welcomes you to India’s North East to witness the Pride of the Meghalaya Monsoons ~ the Tallest Plunge Waterfalls in India, the Nohkalikai and the Seven Sister Waterfalls, Cherrapunji, the State of Meghalaya, Incredible India!

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