In between visited the Mawsmai and Aarwah caves (which I had posted about earlier), we visited one of the highest falls in India - Nohkalikai falls. 1100 ft.
It was lunch time when we visited this falls. Hence the Noodles 😁. There is a nice downward trek to the base of these falls. As we were a bit exhausted with the last days trek to the Rainbow falls and Living Roots Bridges, we decided to skip this trek. It consists of long stairs downwards. We did like 10 mins of these steps and came back up. .
You have a small local market here where you can do some shopping of wooden articles, some local spices etc. I really like a Jhal-Mudhi (Spicy Bhel) that we got here.
This fall has a sad legend associated with it. Noh Ka Likai means "the leap of Likai". As per the legend, a young woman named Ka Likai, who had a daughter from her earlier marriage remarried. Her new husband loathed his step daughter as he was not in favour of girl staying with them. Out of jealousy, he decides to kill her. When Ka Likai was away working, he slaughters the girl and uses her flesh to cook a meal. After returning home from work, Likai was surprised that her husband had prepared evening meal for her. She ate the meal without suspicion and had no inkling about the gory act her husband had conducted. However, she later discovered her daughter’s fingers in the betel nut basket. Distraught with grief and remorse, she rushed to the nearby cliffs and threw herself over the precipice adjoining the waterfalls. The fall has ever since been known as Nohlakikai. Story source: http://www.cherrapunjee.net
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• Winter is coming ; so don't mind me taking a dip into a random waterhole before the weather gets too frigid \\ .
ahhh who am I kidding , every weather is swim weather.
Sohra, Cherrapunjee is a sub-division in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya which is set upon a plateau on the southern slopes of the state. Sohra is dotted with waterfalls cascading over deep gorges.
Would you like to take a swim here? 🏊
If you are looking for a rural tour experience with the beauty and purity of Meghalaya, head to Smit Village which is located less than a hour's drive away from the capital city of Shillong in Meghalaya.
One of the Asia’s purest river. Which is in Dawki, Meghalaya. Watch to know why it’s so😉😉.. more over this river is the border between India and Bangladesh and you can see crystal clear water in Indian side only 😀
At 150 ft above mean sea level, all we knew was to trek on the rock ridden belts of the mountain while we climbed the way to the next waterfallss!! No plans, no destination or kms to complete for the day. It was only hard core effort working out 7,800 steps until lunch or so we were told, hahah. Ain’t that cool? .
What’s the next adventure beat that you’re counting on? #whp
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.
Shillong celebrates Christmas like no other.
This time around in this small beautiful town will amaze you.
Shillong was totally decked up with all government and private buildings as well as illuminated each and every corner of the city.
Christmas is Shillong’s beautiful celebration, where you find the most dazzling lights and decorations in the heart of the city in Police Bazar and of course in every corner and houses with the decorated Christmas tree in this little town.
It was a memorable time for us for having such an amazing experience of celebrating one of the most beautiful festival ever.