Waterfalls are commonly formed in the upper course of the river. At these times the channel is often narrow and profound. When the river courses over resistant bedrock, erosion happens slowly, while the erosion occurs more rapidly the watercourse increases its velocity at the edge of the waterfall.
1. Nohkalikai Waterfalls
Nohkalikai Waterfalls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.
Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of the comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December – February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with great green colored water.
Cherrapunji is very famous for Hills, rainfall, living bridges, and oranges. The other highest and accessible waterfalls in Meghalaya are Nohsngithiang falls and Kynrem Falls, and These are also counted in top 10 highest waterfalls in India.
How to Reach
Air: Borjhar airport in Guwahati, about 166 km north, is the nearest airport. One can hire a taxi or board a bus to reach Nohkalikai Falls.
Road: From Guwahati it’s a 4 hour journey to Shillong, the Capital of Meghalaya, from where its about 54 kms distance to Cherrapunji. From Cherrapunji main town its a 10 mins journey to the falls. One can also hire a taxi to reach the falls.
Train: The nearest station is Guwahati which is at a distance of 99 kms from Cherrapunjee.