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10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls In India

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Waterfalls in India

Only one name is familiar when it comes to Monsoon season: Meghalaya. Mawsynram is a Meghalaya town that has the highest average rainfall in the World. Meghalaya is known for its many waterfalls and caves, but it isn’t the only place in India where you can find waterfalls. You will find beautiful waterfalls all over the country.

Here’s the List of Most Beautiful Waterfalls in India:

Nohsngithiang Falls In Meghalaya

North-East India has many secrets. But the Seven Sisters Waterfalls are something they couldn’t hide. The Nohsnigthiang Falls can be found 1 km from Mawsmai Village, East Khasi Hill District. These waterfalls, which cascade from an elevation of around 1,033 feet, are 230 feet in width and fall into seven streams.

The region’s exotic fauna and flora, as well as the lush green Cherrapunji leaves, add to the beauty of this natural wonder. The sun reflects off the waterfalls at sunset and sunrise, creating a stunning picture. Another stunning moment is provided by the seven streams. It is breathtakingly beautiful due to the majesticity and splendour of the falls.

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  • Elevation: 1033 Feet
  • Location: Mawsmai Village, East Khasi Hills District

Dudhsagar Falls in Goa

The Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which plunge from an elevation of approximately 1017 feet, is located in Goa’s borders with Karnataka at the Bhagawan Mahaveer Sanctuary. It also belongs to the top ten waterfalls in India. The waterfalls are often called Dudhsagar, or “Sea of Milk”, and give the illusion of water falling from a glass.

It is a stunning sight to see the milky water on the surface create foamy clouds. Monsoons are the best time to capture the waterfalls in their full glory. The trek can be difficult. The base of Dudhsagar Falls can be viewed by train, jeep, or if you feel adventurous enough, by trekking. You can enjoy the slow gush and take a picnic.

For thrill-seekers, the monsoon months offer the perfect opportunity!

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  • Height: 1017 Feet
  • Location: Bhagawan Mahaveer Sanctuary, Goa

Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Nohkalikai Waterfalls in Meghalaya are the fourth-highest and tallest waterfalls in the world. They drop from 1,115 feet at the highest point in Meghalaya, in the most savage place on Earth, Cherrapunji. The falls are a spectacular sight, and the legend that gave rise to their name is quite remarkable.

Ka Likai, a woman believed to have been named Ka Likai, jumped off the cliff after learning that her husband had cooked and served her baby as a meal. Nohkalikai, a Khasi word that means “The Leap of Ka Likai”, is what Nohkalikai means. Although the story is sad and tragic, the beautiful white water that falls among the green hills makes it seem like a happy ending. Cherrapunji is 5km away. The waterfalls can be reached by driving to the tableland or by a short hike.

You can view the falls from several different viewpoints, including staircases and steps that are located around the cliff.

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  • Height: 1115 Feet
  • Location: 5Km away from Cherapunji

Athirappily Waterfalls In Kerala

India’s Niagara Falls is nestled in the lush forest cover of Kerala. The Athirappily Waterfalls are formed by the Chalakudy River, which originates in the Anamudi Mountains in the Western Ghats. These waterfalls are often called the Niagara of India.

Although they may not be as tall or as wide as other waterfalls, they are still much larger than others. The wildlife surrounding these waters makes them even more stunning. The forest is home to many species, including the Great Indian Hornbill and the Asiatic Elephant. The area surrounding the waterfall is a biodiversity hotspot, with flora that includes teak, bamboo and eucalyptus, as well as 35 other endemic species.

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  • Height: 80 Feet
  • Location:  Chalakudy Taluk of Thrissur District in Kerala

Talakona Waterfall In Andhra Pradesh

The Talakona Waterfall, which is located in the Sri Venkateshwara National Park in Chittoor District, Andhra Pradesh, plummets down from a height 270 feet. It is the highest waterfall in the state. It is also a beautiful trek to reach the waterfalls.

You can see endangered species such as the Great Indian Squirrel and Mouse Deer, Slender Loris, Porcupine, and Mouse Deer. The scene is complete with vibrant butterflies and giant plants. As you climb to the top, you will see a few gushing streams. The upper reaches of the falls are the best place to see them in one glance. The Talakona water is thought to have healing properties.

While some may believe in mysticism or religion, the healing properties of the Talakona water could be due to the medicinal herbs and plants that it passes through before it plunges.

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  • Height: 270 Feet
  • Location: Sri Venkateswara National Park, Tirupati District, Andhra Pradesh

Umbrella Falls In Maharashtra

The seasonal waterfall of Bhandardara, also known as the Umbrella Falls, is nestled among the greenery of the Sahyadri Ranges. These falls, which are located under the Wilson Dam and fed by the monsoons, are a sight to behold. Their attraction is not due its height but rather the huge volume of water that flows.

The name refers to the effect of water hitting the rock below, giving the impression of a giant umbrella. The footbridge is the best place to view the falls. You can also enjoy a boat ride on Arthur Lake near the falls.

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  • Height: 500 Feet
  • Location:  Bhandardhara, Wilson Dam, Rajur, Maharashtra

Hogenakkal Falls In Tamil Nadu

The Hogenakkal Falls, located on the Kaveri River in southern India, are undoubtedly the best. The Kaveri River branches into several streams, and the waterfalls are attributed to their unique rock arrangement. This gives them a misty smokey appearance. Semi-circle formations of the rocks are what give the waterfall its charm.

The waterfall flows in a circular pattern and eventually reaches the small pool at the center. It is surrounded with some of the most ancient carbonite rocks. The coracles, which are the largest attraction, are not only stunning for their white water but also South-Asia and the world’s oldest rocks. Coracles can transport up to eight people in a circular bamboo boat.

This unique boat is more popular with visitors who want to take a ride around the falls.

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  • Location:  Hogenakkal, Pennagaram, Tamil Nadu 

Elephant Falls In Shillong

One British officer spotted a rock that looked like an elephant near the falls. Although the rock was destroyed by an earthquake, its name is still valid. The Elephant Falls is one of the most popular spots in Shillong. It can be seen in three different parts. You can see the falls from three different perspectives.

The first is relatively larger and hidden between dense trees. The second is narrower, and the final one is tallest. This is due to the contrast whites on the dark rock. Because it is so easy to reach and only 12km from Shillong, this serene spot is a paradise.

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  • Location: Upper Shillong, Shillong, Meghalaya

Jog Falls In Karnataka

India’s second highest waterfall, after Nohkalikai, is the Jog Falls in Karnataka. It drops 830 feet. The Sharavati River, which flows through the Western Ghats, splits into four channels.

These channels are Raja Rani Roarer Rocket. With the longest continuous plunge, ‘Raja Fall is the tallest of all four. To get a better view of Jog Falls, visitors can climb the steps built by the tourism department at its base. The waterfall’s beauty is enhanced by the dense green vegetation, natural habitat and white thick smoke-like waters.

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  • Height : 830 Feet
  • Location: Sagar Taluk of Shivamogga District, Karnataka

Chitrakote Waterfall, Chhattisgarh

The Chitrakote waterfall is located in the Bastar district, Chhattisgarh. Its source is the Indravati River. This waterfall drops from a height 90 feet, making it the highest among all the waterfalls in the state.

This horseshoe-shaped, 30 m wide waterfall has also been called the “Niagara Falls of India”. It descends from Chitrakote’s horseshoes canyon. When the Indravati river flows full, the best time to visit the waterfalls is between July and October. The Indravati will make the falls join together and cover the gaps between the rocks.

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  • Height: 90 Feet
  • Location: Indravati River, Distt. Bastar, Chhattisgarh

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