13 Beautiful Waterfalls in India

Want to enjoy nature at its very best? Get set for a journey through the awesome waterfalls of India…

One can say India is truly blessed with some of the most beautiful places on Earth and the best truly stunning waterfalls in the world. So get ready and plan a trip to some of the most beautiful waterfalls that India has to offer.

So here goes, read on…

  1. Dudhsagar Waterfalls – Sea of Milk


It’s not just beaches that Goa is famous! Check out Goa’s prestigious waterfalls – the magnificent Dudhsagar Waterfall! Perched high in the mountains, the falls are 60 km from Panaji and measures 310 meters. A beautiful sight to behold especially in the monsoons when it is in full and furious flow, the falls from a distance looks like streams of milk rushing down the mountainside giving it the name ‘Dudhsagar’.

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  1. Athirappilly Falls- Niagra of India


If you are not up to going to the  US to see the Niagra Waterfalls you can very well move on to the Niagra of India – the Athirappilly falls! Standing at the foot of the falls and being enveloped in the magical, cleansing spray you feel like a new person! The Chalakudy River feeds the Athirappilly Waterfall resulting in a spectacular showdown. The falls are most scenic during the monsoon when the river is full, resulting in a great experience you will remember for life!

  1. Meenmutty Waterfalls – Second largest waterfall in Kerala


The majestic Meenmutty falls in Kalpetta, Wayanad is one of the top tourist destinations in Kerala. You can relish the amazing view of water cascading down from around 1000ft while splitting into three tiers. You need to hike 2 km to get to the falls but it is worth the stunning view! For the young and adventurous this is the right place to be…

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  1. Elephant Falls – The three steps waterfalls


The picturesque beauty of the Elephant Falls in Meghalaya brings to mind the spectacular Scotland! The three-tier waterfall set in the dingles of the rocks amidst greenery is a visual treat not to be missed. The rocks also tend to be rough during the rainy season so be prepared to get wet and muddy! And make sure to carry warm clothes on your visit.

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  1. Kempty Falls- Known for its silky streams of water


Kempty Falls, the towering icon of Musoorie, present an awe-inspiring view as the waterfalls descends down an astonishing height and then splits into five streams. The amazing greenery and the cool spray of the waterfall refresh your mind and body.  Located just 15 km from Musoorie, it’s a perfect place for picnic or for spending a couple of hours listening to the sound of the water-falls, amidst lush green vegetation.

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  1. Barkana Falls – Tenth highest waterfall in India


The Barkana Falls is a beauty worth a visit! It is one among the largest waterfalls in India, measuring a staggering 850 feet. Lying in Agumbe, Shimoga district, the falls is in an area that has an untouched charm. The Sita River feeding the falls has been dammed for hydroelectric power in Karnataka. Really a waterfall – not to be missed…

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  1.  Barehipani Falls – Biggest waterfall in Orissa


At the fabulous Barehipani Falls, the sheer sight of water falling from a height of 399 meters makes a breath-taking sight!. The falls are best visited during the monsoon season when the river is full and delivers the awesome power of nature.

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  1.  Jog Falls – Second-highest plunge waterfall in India


Set in the wild and exotic surrounding of the river Sharavathi, this majestic falls drops a sheer height of 830 feet in the form of four main channels. Really spectacular to experience the breathtaking fall and watch the water roaring down the rocks. What makes the Jog Waterfall spectacular is not its height but rather the width! The waterfall is located near Sagara in Karnataka and is a major tourist attraction of the region.

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  1.  Iruppu Falls – Also known as Lakshmana Teertha Falls


You are watching one of the most spectacular waterfalls in India at Iruppu Falls located in the Brahmagiri Range in Karnataka. River Lakshmana Tirtha takes a 60 feet plunge amidst the green mountains to turn into these falls. The scenic view of the ferns and other trees along with the gushing sound of the falls as it beautifully flows down the continuous steps makes it a memorable experience.

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  1.  Nohkalikai Falls – Fifth largest waterfall in India


The Nohkalikai Falls makes a dramatic free leap of 1,115 ft. is a great attraction of Cherrapunji. The enchanting sight of the beautiful Nohkalikai waterfall plunging down into an ultramarine pool many hundred feet below is really a treat to the eyes.The misty hills and enchanting greenery holds you spellbound! Really a must see destination!

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  1.  Jung Falls – Also known as Nuranang Falls


The magical Jung Falls at Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh is fed by alpine lakes and snow streams & it tumbles in multiple steep steps into the river below from an appreciable height. Everything around the waterfall is dense green adding to the beauty of the waterfall. The waterfall swells with water during the monsoons and is a sensational sight to behold!

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  1. Hogenakkal Falls –  Known for the curative power of its water.


The Hogenakkal Waterfall in Tamil Nadu charms visitors with its spell bounding beauty. The fall may not have a majestic height, but its unique formation is what places it among the best in India.  The river has eroded the softer rocks making the waterfall circle and then finally drops into a crevasse before flowing away. A place sure to fire your imagination…

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  1. Bhagsu Waterfalls – One of the most beautiful waterfalls in India


As a true nature lover you will not want to miss the picturesque scenery of one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India. The Bhagsu waterfall better known as the Bhagsunag waterfalls is one such beautiful place to be in during the monsoon season. The mere sight of this waterfall in a beautiful setting of overwhelming hills, refreshing greenery and craggy rocks makes it certainly a pleasure to visit.

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Waterfalls wherever they are a beautiful sight to behold! It’s a joy to watch the water cascading down full on and you wonder at the sheer creativity of God. Fill in the sights and sounds & feel refreshed by the mere sight of this treasure of nature. Get set and go on this wonderful journey…


Author Bio:

Sunu Phililp is the Inbound Marketing and Creative Head for Paradise Holidays, Cochin – a Kerala based tour operator. She loves reading, exploring new places and trying out different cuisines!

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