India has been blessed with a number of perennial and seasonal rivers. These rivers make their ways through valleys, plateaus, and cliffs sometimes making a drop of hundreds of feets. These insane drops and breathtaking waterfalls should certainly be in every nature lover’s travel guide. So, here is a list of 13 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in this Country that aren’t just gems of India but unique in their own way as well.
Jog Falls or Gerosoppa Falls
Jog Falls in the Shimoga District of Karnataka is one of the most famous and tallest waterfalls in India. During the monsoon season, 3.4 million tonnes of waterfalls down the 853 ft drop making it a spectacular affair. It is not just the one stream of the Sharavathi River that turns into the breathtaking waterfall but a combination of four cascades commonly known as Raja, Rani, Rover, and Rocket. Jog Falls is near to the some of the major cities of Karnataka like Bangalore and Mangalore.
Dudhsagar Falls gets it name from its milk-like appearance when seen from a distance. With a height of 1017 feet and an average width of 100 feet, it is one of the highest waterfalls in India. What makes the waterfall unique is its proximity from the Madgaon-Belgavi Rail Route which crosses the waterfall between its two tiers. The waterfall made by Mandovi River lies on the border of Goa and Karnataka and is surrounded by Mollem National Park and Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary. Dudhsagar Falls is one of the most popular rail route destinations and is very popular among tourists.
Another from the Konkan area, Thoseghar falls is one of the most less known waterfalls of India. The falls from the Satara District of Maharashtra is a series of a waterfall of approx 200 ft. The best season to visit this breathtaking waterfall is from July to November when heavy rain falls during this part of the country. The place around the waterfall looks astonishing with dark woods and a huge lake. The beauty of the fall is still preserved because of its lack of accessibility to reach the place and thus it becomes an interesting location to mark on your travel wish list.
Birthi Falls from Uttarakhand marks its entry into the list, becoming the first from the North India. Unlike the falls mentioned above, this magnificent waterfall is surrounded by snow-clad mountains. The 400 ft tall fall is located at 2000 meters above the sea level on the Kumaon Mountains. To reach there is a 14 km trek from Tejarm in the Pithoragarh district. All the places around the waterfall are scenic as well, which includes some museums and Dar Kot. The place finds it mentions even in Rig Veda and Skanda Purana.
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Plunge waterfalls are waterfalls that drop vertically while losing contact with the underlying cliff face, or bedrock, behind them. On the wettest place on Earth, Cherrapunji, this waterfall makes a direct drop of 1115 ft making it the highest waterfall in India. It is named after the legend of the mysterious woman Likai who jumped off from the cliff from which the fall originate. What makes this falls even special is that it is fed by rainwater instead of any river, hence it dries up significantly during the summers.
The river Kaveri flows into this magnificent waterfall in the Mandya district of Karnataka. This perennial waterfall lies in the beautiful island town of Shivanasamudra which is divided by the Kaveri River into twin waterfalls – Gaganachukki and Bharachukki. The city also contains some ancient temple including the famous Sri Ranganathaswamy temple. The waterfall which is collectively called as the Shivasamudra falls is best during the monsoon season and is close from the Mysore and Bengaluru city.
Next on the list is the waterfalls from the land of mysteries and mystical places – Arunachal Pradesh. The Nuranang Falls is one of the unseen places of the state which is exquisite and one of the many natural gems. It is also known as the Bong Bong Falls and it has a drop of over 300ft. The falls get it name from a legend of a girl Nura who helped soldiers during the Sino-Indian War. The place is still unknown to travelers but is spectacular to visit. One can reach the town of Jang which is 2 kilometers away on the road connecting Tawang and Bomdila.
“India is blessed with a number of beautiful waterfalls all throughout the geography of this incredible nation. Here’s a list of the most magnificent waterfalls of India.”
India is blessed with a number of beautiful waterfalls all throughout the geography of this incredible nation. Here's a list of the most magnificent waterfalls of India.
Posted by ScrollDroll Travel on Saturday, November 11, 2017
The Indravati River makes a drop of over 100 ft in the district of Bastar, Chattisgarh. This magnificent waterfall known as the Chitrakoot or Chitrakote Waterfall is the widest waterfall in the country. During the monsoon seasons, it is nearly 150 meters wide and is thus called as the Niagra Falls of India. You can easily spot rainbows formed over the falls while taking a boat ride along the Indravati River. The best way to reach to the falls is from the city of Jagdalpur which is 38km away from the falls.
Bhimlat falls lies in the not much-known city of Bundi, Rajasthan is situated 200 km away from the capital Jaipur. Bhimlat Falls is from a height of 60 meters and it falls into a deep green sea like the lake. The falls and the city of Bundi have mythological connections as well. It is said that the mythological character Bheem had created the waterfall. The city also boasts of Baolis, forts, and palaces and is not much known among the tourists.
Remember the gigantic waterfalls from Baahubali, well it might have been an exaggeration and loads of CGI but the best of the shots were real and taken from this beautiful falls in Kerala. Situated in the Thrissur District of Kerala, Athirapally Falls is truly a natural wonder. The main falls is a drop of 80 ft on Chalakudy River and is the largest falls of Kerala. Along the Sholayar Range, this waterfall makes a significant mark among its lush greenery and rich flora and fauna.
This fall gets its name from the Kannada word hoge and kale which translate to smoke coming out from rocks. What makes the whole location one of a kind is its abundance of Carbonatite and the arrangement of rocks of this composition. The over 60ft drop of the beautiful waterfall makes the whole scenery astonishing. One can reach this waterfall from the Dharmagiri district of Tamil Nadu on the river Kaveri. The major attraction towards this waterfall is boating in coracles which are boats made out of bamboo.
Every travel related list is incomplete without the mention of Lonavala Khandala Valley. Thus Kune waterfalls with its huge drop of 330ft make its way into the list. This majestic waterfall is a three-tier waterfall and has the stunning view of Sahyadri Mountains all around it. This fall is one of the most popular tourist places around Pune and attracts hundreds of tourists every month during the monsoons. The accessibility of the falls is a stark contrast to the other falls in the list. The falls lie along the old Mumbai Pune Highway and are near to the famous Kune church.
Among the less known places in Madhya Pradesh are the Dhuadhar Waterfalls of Jabalpur. The 100ft tall waterfall is just the cherry on top of the panoramic view that it has to offer. Situated in the backdrops of Marble Mountains, Bhedaghat was also known as Dhuadhar is among the best waterfalls of the country. The falls had made its cinematic debut with “Jis Desh Mein Ganga behti hai” and since then it had been a part of the movies like Ashoka and Mohenjo Daro. The area is also known for its breathtaking and poetic boat experience and it is also the home to crocodiles of the Narmada River. This must surely be on your bucket list.
We have selected the best from every corner of the country along with the tallest, the widest waterfall, the less known and the most popular. Some of these have even appeared in the mainstream movies. But if we might have missed out on your favorite waterfall tell us in comments.