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Nohkalikai falls in Cherrapunji; one of the tallest waterfalls in India. I understand that this looks even more beautiful during the rainy season. Since I clicked this in December - the dry season over there - the power of the falls is less. The image doesn't do justice to the grandeur of the place. . The legend behind the name is also interesting - involves a lady named Ka Likai, her young child and her second husband. Involves murder, cannibalism, affection, food and guilt. Google 'the legend of Nohkalikai' to get the full picture. . #nohkalikaifalls #nohkalikai #kalikai #legendofnohkalikai #waterfalls #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfallsofindia #cherrapunji #cherrapunjee #discovermeghalaya #incredibleindia #indiatourism #travelphotography #travelblogger @meghalayatourism


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#MeghalayaDiaries Post 2 - The deep fall of the Nohkalikai waterfall in Cherrapunji in #Meghalaya - you could watch for hours how the stream takes a plunge into the emerald blue pool at the bottom. This pic is taken on a December morning and I am told it looks more plusher and greener in the monsoons. As much as the beauty of the falls that you see, there is an even sadder story behind the name of this place. Google ‘The Legend of Nohkalikai’ in case you are curios to know the story in depth. #eastindia #northeast @meghalayatourism #scotlandoftheeast #northeastindia #shillong #meghalaya #shillongdiaries #shillongtrip #shillongtimes #discovermeghalaya @meghalayatourism #scotlandoftheeast @discovermeghalaya #waterfall #waterfalls #waterfallsofinstagram #waterfallsofindia #scenic #cherrapunji #sohra #incredibleindia @incredibleindia @discover.northeast @northeast_india


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Create your own environment. Put yourself in a place that will help you grow, not suppress your growth. Surround yourself with people who understand, or at least make the effort to understand you. There are always options. Do not settle for someplace that does not feed your core. . . . . . . . #discovermeghalaya #meghalaya #i_u_p #khasi #whereisnortheast #incredibleindia #nature #natural #landscapephotography #nikond3300 #onewithnature #intothewild #instalandscape #meghalayatourism #meghalayadiaries #syntuksiar #jowai


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One of our team member from Pune, Mrunmayi, shared with us her experience on the blessed lands of Meghalaya. . Here is her story: . "When I had to move to Shillong, out of concern for my food habits, hobbies, and security, my friends found out really amazing things, including the crime rates in Shillong. 😁🤣😃 . However, after seeing the beautiful pictures of Meghalaya on the internet, I was too excited to finally move to this beautiful city. . I visited 5 places that left a lasting memory on this gifted land and its people. 🥰 . 1. Shnongpdeng: So amazed at the beautiful scenery, the dense forest, the calm, crystal clear Umngot river. Boating, zip lining, kayaking, and cliff jumping was absolutely thrilling. 🤩 . 2. Mawlynnong: Well deserved to be the cleanest village in Asia. The Living Root Bridge was a marvelous sight to see how indigenous Khasis built the bridge. 👌 . 3. Cherrapunji: known for the heavy rains and breathtaking views. Looking at these big mountains and landscapes, you forget all your worries. 🤗 . 4. Mawsmai Cave: This cave has different types of rocks, some look like there are dripping from the top. Some parts we had to crawl to go forward. Amazed and scared at the same time. 😧😨 . 5. Mawphlang Sacred Grove: This forest is huge. We went for a 1.5 hours walk to cover one part of the forest out of 3.😨 The locals believed that the forest is sacred and there are guardian spirits that watch over the forest till today. . We finally ended our journey in Police Bazaar, Shillong. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of Meghalaya. I deeply appreciate how hard people are trying to keep it beautiful. This visit made us realize that nature's beauty needs to be preserved in our respective lives as well." . Now that's Mrunmayi's story. Thanks @mrunmayi.sr 👋 . Have you visited Meghalaya before? What's your part of the story? . #meghalayadiaries #meghalayatourism #meghalayaphotography #meghalayatrip #meghalaya #meghalaya_diaries #discovermeghalaya #meghalayaunexplored #meghalayapictures #meghalayaatitsbest #meghalayabeauty #mesmerizingmeghalaya #meghalayandiaries #meghalayalandscape #exploremeghalaya #incredibleindia #indiapictures #india_undiscovered


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Have you ever visited Nohkalikai Falls before? . Did you know that this waterfall was originally called 'Umiong Falls'? . There is a legendary story about this beautiful falls in Sohra, Meghalaya 🌲, after which it was later called Nohkalikai falls. . Here's how it goes: . There was once a village called Rangjyrteh, close to modern Sohra, that stood on the banks of the Umiong river. The village doesn’t exist now but those days its inhabitants were known for their industry and resourcefulness. . In Rangjyrteh village lived a young couple who loved each other dearly. U Rang, and his wife, Ka Likai.💑 Though poor, the couple lived a happy and contented life. Soon they had a baby girl, their bundle of joy.👶 . A strange sickness came over U Rang and he died, leaving Ka Likai and their infant daughter behind.😮 . Months went by and the toddler grew in age and intelligence. Ka Likai so wanted to give her daughter a better life but the doors remained shut. Some neighbours suggested that she remarry. She was still young and healthy, they reasoned, and a husband would provide for the family while she took care of her baby and the household. . This idea of remarrying was abhorrent to Ka Likai. But at last, she decided to remarry in the hope that she can give her baby a better life. . The villagers helped find a groom from another village who, they were told, was a fine young man. He was at first good but a few months after marriage, he bared his true colours. He turned out to be a complete good-for-nothing fellow, a time-waster who only lazed around the neighbourhood.😮 . Then something more tragic happened.😟 . Do you want to know what happened next? . Read the whole story on our blog to find out why this waterfall is called 'Nohkalikai' Falls. . Check link in Bio. . #nohkalikaifalls #meghalayadiaries #meghalayatourism #meghalayaphotography #meghalayatrip #meghalaya #meghalaya_diaries #discovermeghalaya #meghalayapictures #meghalayaatitsbest #meghalayabeauty #mesmerizingmeghalaya #meghalayandiaries #meghalayalandscape #exploremeghalaya #incredibleindia #india_undiscovered #folklore image credits: @mahesh_portraits @nomads.shillong @msmotovlogs @whats_in_a_name__


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Pic 1&2: Seven Sister fall, Cherrapunji. The wettest place on Earth. Pic 2: Kynrem falls located 12 Kms away from Cherrapunji is the 7th Highest waterfall in India. It is 305 meters high. . . #meghalayatrip #waterfall #meghalayadiaries #waterfalls #meghalaya #waterfallsfordays #meghalayatourism #waterfallsofinstagram #prilaga #sohra #cherrapunji #mesmerizingmeghalaya #discovermeghalaya #cherrapunjidiaries #chasingwaterfalls #sevensisterfalls #_coi #lungharphotography #yourshotphotographer #nikonphoto


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The sight of the crystal clear blue water will leave anyone wonder-struck. The sound of the water gushing and hitting the rocks, chirping of birds and crickets gives you a happy high. Very few people visit this because of the difficult trek from Tyrna village to reach here. Hence there are high chances that you might be the only ones there and can enjoy a swim all on your own. You have this natural swimming pool all to yourself. We couldn't stop ourselves from jumping into the water, at the first sight of it. Swim.Dip.Float.Sing.Laugh.Play.Be a child again. #meghalayatourism #meghalayadiaries #nongriat #nongriatvillage #mumbaitravellers #khasihills #meghalayatrip #mumbaicouple #mumbaitravellersofficial #mumbaiblogger #meghalayaunexplored #discovermeghalaya #timelines #unexplored #trek #lessvisited #letstraveltogether #theglobewanderers #travelgoal #hiddengems #naturalswimmingpool #naturalpools #naturalpool #tryna #crystalbluewater #waterfallpool #wanderingcouple #coupletravels #meghalayatourism #meghalayatrekkers #cherapunji


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Because calmness is the cradle of power which can be experienced by the lake side and when you can find beauty in every nooks and corners of the place..the cloud cover and water bodies were just just perfectly scenic even during noon time.. . . . . #lakes #mawphanlur #westkhasihills #ponds #cloudy #sunrays #beautifuldestinations #meghalaya #meghalayadiaries #khasi #khasihills #lakeside #noedit #nofilter#bluewater #northeast #noontime #northeastindia #clearwaters #discovermeghalaya


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The Couple ! . @thruthatlens . One moody evening as this couple of crevices look into the upcoming storm, in Sohra outskirts. Meghalaya, the magnificent.


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Did you know that fishing is a big sport in Meghalaya? They say that you find a fishing rod in every household in Meghalaya. . I don't doubt that as this 8 year old kid Naki, who's aunt's homestay I was at for a few days, was the go-to angler amongst the teens in his neighborhood, for this skill in the sport. . . . #roamtheplanet #earth_shotz #discovermeghalaya #northeast #meghalayadiaries #meghalayatourism #meghalaya #netgeotravel #oneplusphotography #shotononeplus #photographers_of_india #india_ig #india_clicks #ig_captures #backpacking #tripotocommunity #lonelyplanetindia #_soi #_woi #natgeoyourshot #yourshot_india #travelgram #travelrealindia #incredibleindia #natgeoin #india_gram


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