14 Marvelous waterfalls in India

18 Jan 2021 by Swati Mamgain

Waterfalls in India

From the stunning waterfalls that originate from the ice glaciers to the pristine waterfalls that make their way into the sea, India has it all. The country India holds some serene waterfalls where one can enjoy the water cascading down the steps and making a soothing sound to please one’s soul. The waterfalls truly complement the diverse flora and fauna of India. Witnessing the water gushing down into the valley and lush green jungles of India is surely a magnificent sight to behold. Nohkalikai Falls is the largest and most pretty waterfalls in India.

1. Jog Falls

The stunning Jog Falls or Gerosappa Falls in Karnataka is among the highest waterfalls of India. It is nestled in the Shimoga district of Karnataka. It takes around 2 hours drive from the main Shimoga city to this pretty fall. Jog falls is set against the backdrop of lush green forests that truly mesmerizes one.

The water of four cascades that are known as Raja, Rani, Rocket, and Rover simply merge to form the marvelous beauty of falls. One can trek to this waterfall and witness the astounding views and thunder sound of water falling from a good height of 253 meters. Head towards this waterfall in the monsoon and winter season as the weather is quite salubrious and very apt to visit. This famous waterfall is famed for winter picnics.

2. Soochipara Falls

Pretty Kerala is renowned for holding some amazing waterfalls. Soochipara Fall or Sentinel Rock Waterfall is one of them. It is located at a distance of 13kms from the Meppady town in the Wayanad district of Kerala state. The beauty of this waterfall is enhanced during the monsoon season as the rain creates the aura of light mist amid the green woods. The drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfall offers the travelers picturesque views of some of the prettiest tea estates in Wayanad. Soochipara Fall is around 200 meters high that offers a cliff face and is ideal for rock climbing. One can even enjoy swimming and bathing in the pool that is formed by this waterfall.

The water that falls from Soochipara later joins the Chulika river. The best time to visit this pretty waterfall is between June to September. Plan a trip to this amazing place during the monsoon season as the waterfall during the summers gets dry and is closed for travelers from March to June. Witness the rich flora, fauna and hills as well as the beautiful valleys that surround it.

3. Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls is one of India’s tallest waterfalls. It is located inside the Mollem National Park. It is around 60kms from Panji on the Goa-Karnataka border. It is a 310m high waterfall and is divided into four tiers on the Mandovi river and resembles a heavy rush of milk flowing effortlessly down the hill. It should be visited in the monsoon season when this fall is in full flow and also the surrounding deciduous forest are at their best but it is difficult to reach here in the monsoon season and it gets closed if the water level gets too high. One can even visit this fall soon after the monsoon as they are in their most rebellious phase of flow and full verve.

Avoid summers as the falls may not appear in their full strengths. Trekkers can trek to this stunning fall. The trek starts from the Kuveshi village. It is not ideal for undertaking this trek in monsoon as the Mandovi river over which this trek cross gets quite rough and swollen. Another trekking route starts at Kulhem/Collem railway station that stretches about 11km.

The most preferred trek trail begins at the Castle Rock station in Karnataka. One can take their vehicle through the base of the waterfalls but only in the months from January to May as the water is low then.

4. Bhagsu Falls

Bhagsu Falls is one of the most famous tourist spots in Dharamshala. This beautiful fall is located on the main road that connects Mcleodganj and Dharamshala and is a perfect location for picnicking with family and loved ones. Another famous attraction here is the Bhagsunath temple. The waterfall starts at the base of the Dhauladhar valley that is considered to be a religious spot. Head towards the World café that is located just below the fall. The best time to explore Bhagsu fall is between October or November when the weather is salubrious when the days are sunny and warm and the nights are pleasant. This stunning waterfall is located on the main roadway that links Mcleodganj and Dharamshala.

5. Bhimlat Falls

The stunning Bhimlat Falls is called an oasis in the land of desert and is in the state of Rajasthan. It is located in the Bundi which is at a distance of around 472kms from the capital city. The waterfalls from a good height of 60 meters and thus makes its way into the sea-green lake on the foothills of falls.

The phenomenon thus looks astounding with green woods that truly beautify the side of falls. The best time to explore this fall is between June to October when the weather is salubrious and very apt for sightseeing. Visit this stunning fall amid the desert land of Rajasthan.

6. Kempty Falls

Kempty Fall is located in beautiful Mussoorie. It is one of the most striking tourist attractions in the city. It is nestled at an elevation of 1371meters above sea level. The astonishing view of water gushing from the height is truly mesmerizing. This fall is divided into five various falls that are interesting to watch. This fall is beautifully surrounded by the rich green trees, huge cliffs, and the mesmerizing chirping of birds in the ambiance. It is the most ideal place to unwind yourself. Enjoy a refreshing bath this fall. One can even enjoy boating in the nearby man-made pond.

Kempty fall is renowned as a picnic spot. So come with your loved ones and indulge in a picnic. The most amazing thing to do here is the climb from the first main Kempty falls to the second. The first one is almost a 5 to 10 minutes walk from the main road and the second one can be reached by walking further inside.

Enjoy exploring the terrain of Kempty falls by the means of its ropeway. The ropeway takes one over lush green mountains and even overlooks waterbodies. Visit this astounding fall during the summer season between March and June when the weather is salubrious for outdoor activities. Avoid monsoon season as it makes the water overflow.

7. Rudranag Falls

The stunning Rudranag Falls are located on the trail of one of the most exciting scenic treks of beautiful Himachal Pradesh. The Rudranag Falls flows fiercely in the Parvati valley. According to Hindu mythology, Rudra Nag is the spot where Lord Shiva meditated. To reach this beautiful fall one needs to trek from Kasol and this trek is known as the Kheer Ganga trek. Get spellbound by the beauty of green valleys and the snow-capped mountains in the backdrop.

Do not miss to enjoy the water cascading down from the wooden bridge that offers wholesome views of Rudra Nag. Visit in the months from April to October as the weather is salubrious and very apt for exploring this waterfall.  

8. Kune Waterfalls

The stunning Kune Waterfall is the hidden gem of the state of Maharashtra. It is the 14th highest waterfalls in India that are located in Lonavala. It is a three-tiered waterfall that is set amidst the backdrop of the Sahayadri mountains. It is indeed a famous tourist picnic spot. The area of this stunning waterfall is surrounded by lush greenery. One can even enjoy swimming, and bathing in the water. Head towards this waterfall in the monsoon months as the beauty of this waterfall is enhanced during this season.

Kune waterfall is at a distance of 2kms from Khandala railway station, 3.5 km from Lonavala railway station, 94kms from Mumbai, and 70kms from Pune. Visit the Kune Church that is located within the proximity of Kune Waterfalls and also acts as a landmark to reach Kune Waterfall.

9. Satdhara Falls

The astounding Satdhara Falls is situated in Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. The Satdhara falls is surrounded by superb views of the Chamba valley with snow-covered ranges and fresh, green pine, and deodar trees. This waterfall brings together the waters of seen pretty springs. This is the perfect place for people in search of some tranquillity in their hectic life. The pristine waters of the marvelous Saddhara fall.

The sweet nougat smell of flowers washes over as the view of the white water surging and plunging from the height mesmerizes one with its beauty. This Satdhara fall has therapeutic value. Trekkers can opt to trek to Satdhara Falls through the wilderness. The view from the sunset from Satdhara falls is simply outstanding. Satdhara falls is right on the way to Panchpula it is very easy to locate it.

10. Elephant Falls

The stunning Elephant falls is located on the outskirts of Shillong. The three sections of this waterfall that flows in the sequence are what make this waterfall stand out in the assortment of natural treasures. It is indeed one of the busiest tourist spots. It is just a few minutes drive away from eh Shillong Peak.

Visit this astounding waterfall between the months from November to February when the weather is salubrious and is very apt for visiting.

11. Nuranang Falls

Nuranang Falls or Bong Bong falls are one of the untouched and undiscovered natural wonders. It is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh state. It is almost 5 to 6 km from Jang village and around 20 to 30 km before entering Tawang. It is surrounded by the mystic views of Tawang. This pretty waterfall is one of the best tourist attractions in North East India. Visit this waterfall in the rainy season. Make sure to explore this amazing beauty of the North East to make your trip a memorable one.

12. Nohkalikai Falls

The astounding Nohkalikai Falls is located in Cherrapunji. One can take NH-40 that connects Guwahati with Shillong and NH-44 that connects Shillong with Silchar. The 335m high falls rise, roar and splash on the rocks with a thunder sound. This place offers an astonishing landscape and presents some classic scenes for photographers. The major attraction here is the fog clinging at the bottom of the furious flowing falls that truly leaves one spellbound. Visit this waterfall between November and February when the weather is very apt and soothing.

13. Irrupu Falls

Irrupu falls is the jewel of Coorg. It is located in the Karnataka state of India. This astounding waterfall is renowned for its untouched beauty. Cascading from a height of almost 170 ft above sea level this fall boast about the rugged steps and a wooden bridge as the viewpoint. It is also labeled as Lakshmana Tirtha Falls. Irrupu falls originate from the river Kaveri and exhibit some of the most therapeutic views one has ever witnessed. Head towards this waterfall between June and September when the weather is salubrious. One needs to take the entry tickets for the waterfall from the booth near Rameshwara temple, one needs to walk around 15 to 20 minutes through the forest.

14. Talakona Waterfall

Talakona Waterfall is nestled in the Sri Venkateswara National Park in Chittoor is an astounding waterfall that gushes down into a plunge pool from a height of almost 270 feet. This waterfall is surrounded by the refreshing rich lush green that is truly a treat for the eyes and soul. The water of this waterfall is enriched with herbs that possess healing powers. Indulge in a 2kms trek from Siddeswara Swamy temple that takes around 30 minutes to cover. Visit this waterfall between the months from October to January months when the weather is salubrious.

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