Trivia / Meghalaya

________ is the tallest plunge waterfall in India.

  1. Elephant Falls
  2. Seven sisters Falls
  3. Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls, located about 7 km from Cherrapunjee, is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. There is a beautiful plunge pool at the bottom of the waterfall with an unusual green colour. Plunge waterfalls are the type of waterfalls in which the water descends vertically, thus losing contact with the bedrock. The waterfall is named after Likai — a woman that jumped from the cliff of the waterfall according to the local folklore.

Meghalaya means “The abode of clouds” and is one of the wettest states of India. The region is a home to numerous rainwater fed waterfalls due to the hilly topography and perpetual rains. Mawlynnong Waterfall, Krang Suri Falls, Dain-Thlen Falls, Seven Sisters Falls and Elephant Falls are some of the other popular waterfalls of Meghalaya.