Top 10 Most Spectacular Waterfalls in India
10 Soochipara Falls, Kerala
It is a three-tiered waterfall, 200 meters high, situated in the mountain range of Vellarimala in Wayanad. Falls of Soochipara are popularly regarded as ‘waterfalls of Sentinel rock.’ It’s amongst Kerala’s most famous waterfalls. In addition to the stunning scenery, thick, evergreen forest surrounds the Soochipara falls. The words ‘soochi’ and ‘para’ in Malayalam, mean respectively ‘needle’ and ‘bar.’ In addition, the falls at Soochipara are named after the site’s needle-shaped rock.
9 Courtallam Falls, Tamil Nadu
Courtallam is a small town in the Tamil Nadu district of Tirunelveli, on the western Ghats. This town is renowned among tourists for its stunning waterfalls called as falls in Courtallam. Just three (Main Falls, Five Falls and Old Courtallam Falls) can be reached on the road above these nine waterfalls. You need to go hiking to reach the rest of the Courtallam town waterfalls. Because of the high water flow rate, Monsoon is the best time to visit those waterfalls. At an altitude of 60 metres, Peraruvi ‘s Main Falls are the highest of the Courtallam falls.
8 Dhuandhar Falls, Madhya Pradesh
Dhuandhar falls is a picturesque waterfall on Madhya Pradesh district ‘s holy Jabalpur river Narmada. Often classified as ‘Smoke Cascade’ is Dhuandhar Falls. Since the Dhuandhar waterfalls during their descent will produce mist. It’s sure to be a perfect treat for your eyes. The collapse of Dhuandhar only has a height of 30 metres. However the water flow rate is very high in this waterfall. The lake below the Dhuandhar falls is 350 foot deep.
7 Elephant Falls, Meghalaya
Those falls are named after the surrounding rock in the form of an elephant. This incredible falls were named by the local Kashi people as ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Kohohsiew’ which means ‘three steps waterfalls.’ The rivers, as its name implies, flow over the steps of the stone which is a visual delight for tourists. The dropping of the elephant are broken down into three stages. Both these steps are tiny but worth a look.
6 Kempty Falls, Uttarakhand
Kempty falls is a picturesque 40 ft high waterfall situated in the hill station of Mussoorie, in Uttarakhand district of Dehradun. This hill station is situated above sea level at an altitude of 4500 ft. Kempty falls are renowned for their elegance and panoramic atmosphere. It was a British officer named John Mekinan who in 1835 established this fantastic place as a destination for tourists. Kempty falls is in reality one of five separate falls that formed by breaking the rocks off a waterfall. Yet there are no other falls as stunning as those kempty falls. At the footstep of the falls is a natural lake.
5 Hogenakkal Falls, Tamil Nadu
Hogenakkal Falls is a waterfall on the Kaveri river on the boundary between the Tamil Nadu district of Dharmapuri and Karnataka district of Chamrajnagar in south India. It is situated at a distance of 127 km from Bangalore, 165 km from Kollegal, 147 km from Kolar, 152 km from Kolar Gold Fields and 46 km from Dharmapuri. First of all, it is impossible to get to the Hogenakkal falls by road. To hit the falls you will take a boat ride. You should employ a coracle to get a closer look at the Hogenakkal falls. But in the post-monsoon season boating is permitted only. Hogenakkal falls include a sequence of height-varying falls. At this location the highest fall averages 65 feet in height and the lowest is 15 ft.
4 Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
The Nohkalikai falls, at 1100 feet, is India’s fourth highest waterfall. This magnificent waterfall lies in the East Khasi hills of Meghalaya State’s Cherrapunji city. Nohkalikai falls is without doubt the most stunning waterfall in the state of Meghalaya. The fall of water from a high cliff surrounded by uninterrupted green forests is truly amazing. The continuous fall from the great height of water has also created a lake at the foot of Nohkalikai falls.
3 Jog Falls, Karnataka
The magnificent jog falls are situated on the river Sharavathi in Karnataka district Shimoga. The jog falls are the largest plunge waterfall in India, descending from a height of 830 feet. At the jog falls, there are four different falls which combined to form a massive, spectacular waterfall. En route National Highway 4 you can enter the jog drop. Visiting the jog dropping in Monsoon is recommendable. During that time, the roaring of waters can be seen at its maximum intensity. There are also 1500 steps constructed along the hillside to reach the waterfall foot. This ladder can be reached in all seasons except the moonsoon.
2 Athirappilly Falls, Kerala
Athirappilly Falls, situated in Athirappilly Panchayat in Chalakudy Taluk, Thrissur District, Kerala , India on the Chalakudy River, which originates from the upper reaches of the Western Ghats at the entrance to the Sholayar ranges. It is Kerala ‘s largest waterfall which stands at 80 feet tall. It is Kerala ‘s highest and loveliest waterfall. The Athirappilly falls can be visited at any time of the year because it never dries out. The Athirappilly even dropped, given the elegance, dubbed ‘India’s Niagara.’
1 Dudhsagar Falls, Sanguem, Goa
Dudhsagar Falls is a four-tiered waterfall in the Indian state of Goa, on the Mandovi River. It is situated about 46 km east of Madgaon and 80 km south of Belagavi, 60 km from Panaji by road and on the Madgaon-Belagavi railroad. Dudhsagar falls is a four-tiered waterfall, rising from the Western Ghats’ high peaks. This consists of four distinct vertical fallings. Dudhsagar falls at a height of 1020 feet, becoming the 6th highest waterfall in India.