A Beautiful Day in Shillong: A Picnic by the Nohkalikai Waterfall

Protima Tiwary

Last updated: Dec 27, 2017

Author Recommends


Boat ride on Ward Lake, picnic at Elephant Falls


See the Laitlum Canyons, perched on the East Khasi Hills of Shillong Visit Marai Cave, a sacred site and the centre of a number of mythological legends


Ambulance/Civil Hospital: 2224100 Police Station: 100, 2224400 Fire Brigade: 101, 2222000/2227700

Want To Go ? 

No matter how many wanderlust-inducing pictures you see, no matter how many breathtaking videos you watch, nothing will prepare you for the beauty of the North East. ‘Breathtaking’ is how you’d describe it, quite literally. When I stepped out onto the porch of my hotel room in Shillong, it felt as if I had walked right into the clouds. The fog and clouds would clear once in a while, and I’d get a glimpse of a lush green valley and mountain peaks all around. I stood there for what felt like eternity, but I couldn’t have enough of the view. And boy, was I glad to have booked that MakeMyTrip package that got me here!

The Most Scenic Drive

Driving from Shillong to Cherrapunji was a surreal experience that inspired travel goals of a completely new kind. Those twists and turns, those narrow lanes, stopping by at the edge of the road to let a bus pass, seeing the valley down below each time the clouds cleared—this sense of adventure was like nothing I had ever experienced before.

Read more: 10 Awesome Places to See in and around Shillong


A Picnic in the Lap of Wilderness

Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on the planet, is the only place in India that receives rain throughout the year. The place is all about chattering waterfalls, lush green forests, and a calmness that you wouldn’t find anywhere else in India. Driving 50km through this exotic land to the famous Nohkalikai Falls was an experience of a lifetime. We reached this spot and stared in awe at the water gushing down—1115 feet of powerful white waves crashing down on the rocks below. All the water collected in a green pool in front of us, and a dense forest surrounded us on all sides. We took a small hike, and settled down in a small clearing in the jungle to enjoy a picnic. Sitting there amongst nature and listening to the sounds of the jungle was something I couldn’t have had enough of. What’s more, we were even served wine right there, which elevated the experience by quite a few notches. We even took a little walk around the waterfall to click some super gorgeous pictures. On our way back to Shillong, we stopped by at the Presbyterian Church in Nongsawlia, the first church of Meghalaya.

The best part of this fun-filled day was that we got to enjoy diverse experiences, all in a short span of time. Thanks for planning it so well, MakeMyTrip!

MakeMyTrip Package I Booked: Shillong - Picnic to Nohkaliki Waterfall

Price Paid: INR 30,027*

Book Your Shillong Package Today

*Prices may vary