On the mouth of Nohkalikai Falls


One of the most adventurous experiences I came across in recent times is walking down to the mouth of the highest plunge waterfall in India the Nohkalikai Falls

If you are an adventurous person this should be on your bucket list. This includes walking on the open field and then a path taking towards a wooden arrow mark from there you have to go down with hill covered on both sides with greenery.

  • Nohkalikai

On the path down somewhere, you have stairs made of rock, some muddy path, and some wooden ladder to go down

It takes nearly or more than half an hour to reach the rock-filled river bed where you can see clear streams flowing along.

Once you reach the riverbed on the left side you go to reach the mouth of Nohkalikai and on the right side if you go you can see Tlai waterfalls.

The river bed has huge boulders of rock which you have to jump across to reach the mouth of the Nohkalikai Falls

Jumping across the rocks and crawling through holes of the rock is quite adventurous some places you have to get down and cross those areas with the help of wood ladders

The locals for making the way easier have marked the path with red and white paint to follow

From the riverbed to jumping over rocks and reaching the mouth of the waterfall it took nearly 45 minutes.

Over the years, the continuous flow of water through openings in the riverbed has created several pools and waterfalls that then plunge into the valley.

How to reach Nohkalikai Falls

Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra, is well-connected by road and air. Here’s how you can reach Nohkalikai Falls:

By Air

The nearest airport to Cherrapunji is in Shillong, which is about 78 kilometers away. From Shillong, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Cherrapunji.

By Road

  • From Shillong: Cherrapunji is approximately 54 kilometers away from Shillong. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Shillong to reach Cherrapunji. The road journey offers scenic views of the hills and valleys of Meghalaya.
  • From Guwahati: Cherrapunji is around 160 kilometers away from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. You can hire a taxi or take a bus from Guwahati to reach Cherrapunji. The journey takes around 4-5 hours, depending on the road conditions.
  • From other nearby towns: Cherrapunji is also accessible from other towns in Meghalaya, such as Dawki and Jowai.

Local Transportation

Once you reach Cherrapunji, you can hire a local taxi or take a shared taxi to reach Nohkalikai Falls. The falls are located around 7 kilometers away from Cherrapunji town and can be reached by road. The road leading to the falls may require some hiking or walking, depending on where the vehicle can drop you off.


If you’re up for some adventure, you can also trek to Nohkalikai Falls from Cherrapunji. There are trekking trails leading to the falls, which offer stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

    Before planning your trip, it’s advisable to check the current weather conditions and road conditions, especially during the monsoon season when the region receives heavy rainfall.

    Best Time to Reach to Top of Nohkalikai Falls

    Only in the month of October to March the flow of water is less and during the monsoon, the area is inaccessible coz of the increase in water level.

    Once you reach the mouth of the waterfall and look down you have the goosebumps

    It’s a lifetime experience and well worth your time

    You will enjoy each and every moment of your life.

    To book your unforgettable journey to Nohkalikai Falls and explore the beauty of Meghalaya, reserve your spot now

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