25 Most Beautiful waterfalls to visit in India

Tripiwiki : 17 Jun 2024
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India is blessed with more natural beauty than man-made beauty. Nature gives us many things to be thankful forDiscover best waterfalls in India.  Here is the list of 25 Most Beautiful waterfalls to visit in India. 

Following are the 25 Most Beautiful waterfalls to visit in India

Nohkalikai Waterfalls (1 out of 25 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Breathtaking Nohkalikai Falls located near Cherrapunjee in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, India is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft, this fall is a great attraction of Cherrapunjee which is one of the wettest place on earth. The ideal time to visit Nohkalikai is during the monsoon season, when the falls are at its most spectacular. Located at 7km from Cherrapunjee , 55km from Shillong the state capital.

Athirappilly Waterfalls, Athirapally Falls, Thrissur (2 out of 25 places to visit in Thrissur)

Athirappilly Falls, is located 60 km from the Thrissur district of Kerala. It is formed by the Chalakudy River. It is a marvellous cascade of frothy waters that makes its way from the Anamudi mountains of the Western Ghats. This 80 ft high and 330 ft wide marvel is the largest waterfall in Kerala and is often referred to as the "Niagara Falls of India". It flows through the verdant greenery of Vazhachal Forest toward the Arabian Sea, creating a spectacular vista of scintillating water, emerald jungles and azure sky. There is a pool above the falls where you can relax and unwind. To get a view of the waterfall, one needs to get down from the mountain for about 100 meters. There is another waterfall on the way from Athirappilly to Vazhachal Falls, in close proximity to the road, which is locally called "Charpa Falls".

Jog Falls, Gersoppa Falls, Shimoga (3 out of 25 places to visit in Shimoga)

Jog Falls also called as Gerosoppa Falls or Jogada Gundi is the second highest plunge waterfall in India located in Sagara taluk Shivamogga district of Karnataka, India. River Sharavathi plunges from a height of 830 feet. It is a segmented waterfall which is one of India's tallest waterfalls and the best waterfalls in Karnataka, Jog Falls is simply a landmark that you cannot miss. Truly a natural wonder. No words to describe to its beauty especially during monsoon season. A must watch attraction. Magnificent view of falls from top. You can go down through steps(1388) to reach bottom of the nearby hill to see the beauty in closest view. Jog Falls is located at approx 18km from Siddapur, 30km from Sagar, 100km from Shivamogga, 87km from Murdeshwar, 402km from Bengaluru, 152km from Karwar, 235km from Goa.

Dudhsagar Falls (4 out of 25 places to visit in Belgaum)

Dudhsagar is an heavenly waterfall located on Goa-Karnataka border near Castlerock. Waterfall formed by Mandovi River, with a height of 1017 feet, It is one of the tallest waterfall in ndia. Waterfall creates an illusion of a literally sea of milk falling from the top. Falls is located on the Madgaon-Belgaum rail route about 46 km from Madgaon and 80 km from Belgaum. Dudhsagar attracts the attention of many tourists and nature lovers who come from all over the country to witness the waterfall’s glory. It is also a heaven for trekkers and adventure lovers. The best time to visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls is the between the months of October and June, and also during monsoons. There are two trains daily, and you would need to get off at the closest stop, Kulem. Alternately, you could also get off at Castle Rock Station. Best way to experience the waterfalls is by train or by trek, Trek from Castle Rock railway station – A 14 kilometer trek that takes about 5-6 hours. Trek from Dudhsagar rail station – Walk for 1 kilometer from the railway station passing through a 200 meter tunnel. Dudhsagar Falls is located at approx 60km from Goa, 95km from Belgaum, 142km from Hubli, 551km from Bengaluru, 436km from Pune, 681km from Hyderabad, 788km from Kochi.

Malshej Ghat (5 out of 25 places to visit in Thane)

Malshej Ghat is a beautiful hill station "a nature lovers Paradise" is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats range in the Thane-Ahamad Nagar Road of Maharashtra, India. with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains makes Malshej Ghat a popular trourist attractions in Maharashtra, India. Trekking trails, bird watching, picnic at waterfalls - Malshej Ghat offers plenty of activities and is an ideal getaway for families!. A nice view of valleys is one of the major attraction here. The view from behind the MTDC resort is a must-see. The site is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora and fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos. Malshej Ghat is located at approx 139km from Pune, 127km from Mumbai, 166km from Nashik, 709km from Nagpur, 327km from Surat, Gujarat.

Vantawng Falls (6 out of 25 places to visit in Serchhip)

Vantawng Falls is a spectacular waterfall located near Thenzawl in Serchhip district of Mizoram, India. It is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in Mizoram. Vantawng falls are the pride of Mizoram and one of its prime attractions. It is located in Vanva river near Thenzawl and is named after Vantawnga, who was said to be an excellent swimmer. Though it is difficult to get close to it because of the sheer forested hillsides surrounding it, a comfortable viewing tower has been constructed. It is a two-tiered waterfall with a total height of 750 ft. Vantawng Falls is located at approx 105km from Aizawl, 452km from Imphal, Manipur, 472km from Shillong, Meghalaya.

Bharachukki Falls, Shivanasamudra Falls, Chamarajanagar (7 out of 25 places to visit in Chamarajanagar)

Gaganachukki and Bharachukki, are the twin falls on the Kaveri river near Bangalore in Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka, India. These are of the most popular weekend destinations for Bangaloreans. One can view Gaganachukki only from a specially-erected viewpoint. Bharachukki is more popular amongst tourists as it is more accessible. Bharachukki, along with its cousin Gaganachukki, attracts lots of tourist inflow. Calm, serene and scenic ambiance makes you fall in love with the place instantly. Bharachukki Falls is located at approx 120km from Mysuru, 97km from Mandya, 134km from Bengaluru. 471km from Chennai, 407km from Puducherry.



Amboli, Amboli Falls, Sindhudurg (8 out of 25 places to visit in Sindhudurg)

Amboli Ghat is a small part of the lush green Western Ghats located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India. Amboli lies in the Sahayadri Hills of Western India, bordering with Maharashtra, Karnataka is one of the world's "Eco Hot-Spots". The source of the Hiranyakeshi river lies in the hills around Amboli village, and an ancient Shiva temple sits at the cave where the water emerges. The main attraction for tourists is the incredibly-high rainfall and the numerous waterfalls and mist during the monsoons. Breathtaking Amboli Whaterfalls is a must visit place in Amboli which is on the main road. Amboli is located at approx 346km from Pune, 68km from Belgaum, Karnataka, 83km from Panaji, Goa, 118km from Kolhapur.

Kune Falls (9 out of 25 places to visit in Pune)

The Kune Falls is a famous waterfall in Lonavala and Khandala valley in Pune district of Maharashtra, India. It is a three tiered waterfalls with a total height of 200 metres and is the 14th highest waterfall in India. Kune Waterfalls is a picturesque cataract, nestled between the scenic valleys, stunning backdrop of the famous Sahyadri mountains, the entire waterfall is a magnificent work of art of Mother Nature with the enriched background of greenery. It is one of the famous waterfalls in Maharashtra and also one of the best places to visit. Kune Falls is located at approx 3km from Lonavla, 70km from Pune, 81km from Mumbai. It is located near on the Mumbai -Pune express highway.

Pandavgad Falls, Pandavkada Waterfalls, Thane (10 out of 25 places to visit in Thane)

Pandavkada Falls is a plunge waterfall located in Kharghar, a suburb of Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Pandavkada Waterfall falls from 350 ft height and is a popular spot for one day picnics for tourist in and around Mumbai.

Teerathgarh Falls, Tirathgarh Falls, Baster (11 out of 25 places to visit in Baster)

Teerathgarh Falls is a waterfall near Jagdalpur on the Kanger River in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, India. This stunning waterfall attracts tourists' attention and perfect summer destination for in and around the Chhattisgarh. Teerathgarh Falls with the height 299 ft is one of the highest waterfall in Chhattisgarh, India. One can approach the falls from Darbha, near state highway that connects Jagdalpur to Sukma. Teerathgarh Falls is located at approx 319km from Raipur, 328km form Visakhapatnam, 536km from Hyderabad.

Rainbow Falls (12 out of 25 places to visit in East Khasi Hills)

Rainbow falls is a serene waterfalls located near Nongriat village in Cherrapunji, Meghalaya.

Abbey Falls (13 out of 25 places to visit in Coorg)

Abbey Falls is one of the amazing waterfall from Western Ghats, located in Coorg(Kodagu) district of Karnataka, India. in Karnataka. This waterfalls is one of the must visit places for coorg travelers. Water falling from height of 70 feet provides a spectacular scene for the tourists. There is an hanging bridge across the gorge from which an exceptional view of this waterfall is a sight to remember. A trek through the greenery can leave you with a refreshed mind. Abbey falls is located at approx 5km from Madikeri, 51km from Tala Kaveri, 166km from Chikmagalur, 272km from Bengaluru, 122km from Mysore, 143km from Mangalore, 368km from Kochi.

Chitrakoot Falls, Chitrakote Falls, Bastar (14 out of 25 places to visit in Bastar)

Chitrakoot Falls is a stunning natural waterfall located to the west of Jagdalpur, in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, India. It is located on the Indravati River and the height of the falls is about 95 ft. It is the widest fall in India. Because of its width and wide spread during the monsoon season, it is often called the Niagara Falls of India and is one of the most impressive attractions of Chhattisgarh, India. is located at approx 39km from Jagdalpur, 276km from Raipur, 334km from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Chelavara Falls (15 out of 25 places to visit in Coorg)

Chelvara Falls is a beautiful natural waterfall located near Cheyyandane village of Virajpet in Coorg(Kodagu) district of Karnataka, India. Falls is formed by small stream, which is a tributary of Kaveri river. Chelavara falls is the perfect getaway for nature and adventure lovers and also escape from boredom city life. There is also a nearby viewpoint which is around 2 km from this place and worth a visit. The pool formed by the waterfall has a depth of more than 50 feet. Tourists are advised against taking a dip to avoid any kind of accident. his waterfall is seasonal and it offer wonderful views in rainy season. Chelavara Falls is located at approx 21km from Virajpet, 44km from Madikeri, 257km from Bengaluru, 127km from Mysore, 167km from Mangalore, 352km from Kochi, 208km from Chikmagalur.

Hebbe Falls (16 out of 25 places to visit in Chikmagalur)

Hebbe Falls is one of the exotic waterfall situated near famous hill station Kemmangundi in Chikmagalur district of Karnataka, India. Hebbe Falls drops down from a height of 551 ft. It falls in two stages are named Dodda Hebbe (Big Falls) and Chikka Hebbe (Small Falls.). This waterfalls are inside a coffee estate and can be reached either by walk or four-wheeler. There is a jeep services available from near by check post. Entry Fee. 400 per person to ride in the jeep; 3200 for 8 person to ride in the jeep. The check post is the entry point for the falls. It takes an hour to cover the trail in a jeep while walking takes longer time. Hebbe Falls is one of the most sought after destinations in Chikmagalur that attracts nature lovers and adventure seekers. There are many trekking routes available for trek lovers. Falls is just 10km away from famous hill station Kemmannugundi. Kemmannugundi is a hill station and one of the highest peak of Karnataka, India. It is 1434m above sea level. The station is ringed by the Baba Budan Giri Range. With cascades, mountain streams, lush vegetation, waterfalls, trekking routes, garden at the top and valleys view points, it is of the major tourist attraction in Karnataka, India. There is a spectacular sunset view from the Raj Bhavan. Hebbe Falls, Kallathigiri Falls, Z-Point are the must visit attractions on the route. Kemmangundi is located at approx 63km from Chikmagalur, 73km from Shivamogga, 274km from Bengaluru.

Sweet Falls, Kshaid Weitden, East Khasi (17 out of 25 places to visit in East Khasi)

Sweet Falls is a beautiful waterfall located in near Shillong in East Khasi district of Meghalaya, India. Falls is about 315 ft in height. It is often termed as the "most beautiful" yet "most dangerous" waterfall in Shillong. The destination is accessible via road. However, tourists are prohibited to go close to the waterfall due the poor route and treacherous nature of the fall. Sweet Falls is located at approx 11km from Shillong.

Sathodi Falls (18 out of 25 places to visit in Uttara Kannada)

Sathoddi Falls is a beautiful hidden waterfall in the Western Ghats, near Yellapur in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, India. Waterfall is formed by number of unnamed streams and falls from the height of 50ft. The stream then flows into the backwaters of the Kodasalli Dam, into the Kali River. Road to the waterfall is not in good conditions, but not too dangerus too. but 5km road near the falls is good. There is an concrete walk path of around 1km from the parking area to reach the foot of the waterfall. View of the waterfall is mesmerizing. Best time to visit is during December to March when waterfowl is moderate and one can take a dip in the clean and crystal water. It's also heaven for nature lovers during the monsoon. On the way there is an hanging bridge called Shivapura hanging bridge, 5km before the falls, which is constructed on the backwaters of the Kodasalli dam across the hills, which gives a mesmerizing views of the backwater and surrounding hills. Sathodi Falls is located at approx 35km from Yellapur, 90km from Hubli, 467km from Bengaluru, 190km from Goa, 483km from Pune.

Ethipothala Falls (19 out of 25 places to visit in Guntur)

Ethipothala Falls is a beautiful waterfall situated in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Ethipothala Falls are located near Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. Water falls from a 70 meters high river cascade to form this striking waterfall making it the one of the major tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh, India. The waterfall is a combination of three streams namely Chandravanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Tummala Vagu. There is a crocodile breeding centre in the pond formed by the waterfall. Water from the Nagarjuna Sagar right bank canal is released in to the above streams to keep the waterfall alive and flowing throughout the year for tourism purposes. Ethipothala Falls is located at a approx 15km from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, 163km from Hyderabad, 176km from Vijayawada, 481km from Chennai, 601km from Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Soochipara Falls, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, Wayanad (20 out of 25 places to visit in Wayanad)

Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a picturesque waterfall in Vellarimala, Wayanad district of Kerala, India. It is surrounded by deciduous, evergreen and montane forests, the 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls has views of a number of Wayanad's tea estates. The Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is 200 metres (656 feet) and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing. Soochipara Falls is the latest fad for the adventures because it serves as an ideal base for trekking and rock climbing, making it one of the must visit places in Kerala, India. Soochipara Falls is located at approx 35km from Wayanad, 143km from Kannur, 135km from Mysuru, Karnataka, 323km from Bengaluru, Karnataka, 119k from Ooty, Tamil Nadu, 90km from Kozhikode.

Thoseghar Waterfalls (21 out of 25 places to visit in Satara)

Bhagsunag Waterfall (22 out of 25 places to visit in Kangra)

Keoti Falls, spelt Kevti, Rewa (23 out of 25 places to visit in Rewa)

Keoti Falls which is formed by Mahana Riveris is a single drop waterfall, located in Rewa district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It has a total height of 322 ft and It is the 24th highest waterfall in India. Keoti Falls is an example of a nick point caused by rejuvenation. Knick point, also called a nick point or simply nick, represents breaks in slopes in the longitudinal profile of a river caused by rejuvenation. Keoti Falls is located at approx 41km from Rewa, 519km from Bhopal, 228km from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

Krang Shuri Waterfall (24 out of 25 places to visit in West Jaintia Hills)

The Krang Shuri Waterfalls is popular beautiful waterfall, located about 30 kms from Jowai in the district of West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India.

Courtallam Waterfalls, Courtallam Main Falls, Tirunelveli (25 out of 25 places to visit in Tirunelveli)

Courtallam know for numerous seasonal waterfalls and called as :Spa of South India" , located in on the Western Ghats in Tenkasi district of Tamil Nadu, India. Though the falls are located in Tamil Nadu, it also shares the boundary of Kollam district of Kerala State. There are nine places at Courtallam where the River Chittar cascades over 92 m., at varying volumes. Courtallam Falls often referred to all nine waterfalls collectively around the town of Courtallam. The nine waterfalls at Courtallam are - Main Falls (Peraruvi), Small Falls (Chittaruvi), Chembakadevi (Shenbaga) Falls, Honey Falls (Thenaruvi), Five Falls (Aintharuvi), Tiger Falls (Puliaruvi), Old Courtallam Falls (Pazhaya Courtallam), New Falls (Puthu Aruvi), Fruit Garden Falls or Orchard Falls (Pazhathotta Arvui). The falls carry a good amount of water only when there is a rain on the hills. Courtallam is located at approx 6km from Tenkasi, 65km from Tirunelveli, 108km from Thiruvananthapuram, 165km from Madurai, 209km from Kochi, 626km from Chennai, 131km from Kanyakumari, 583km from Bengaluru.

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