India is a gorgeous country which becomes more beautiful in monsoon. The nature is best at this time of season in India as the lush green fields, freshwater lakes, forested mountains. The most magnificent and Indian highest waterfalls in India are thronged by tourists.
The Dudhsagar in Goa is famous for tourists from worldwide. India is blessed with many natural waterfalls and here is top 10 highest waterfalls in India.
1. KUNCHIKAL WATERFALLS
The 455m high Kunchikal waterfall in Shimoga district of Karnataka is the present highest waterfall in India. It is also the second highest in Asia after Japan’s Hannoki waterfall.
Kunchikal waterfalls is originated from the Varahi river. The water falling from 1493 ft is a spectacular view for the tourists. The nearby Agumbe valley receives heavy rainfalls and this makes the forested region more beautiful greenery and wildlife.
2. BAREHIPANI WATERFALL
Located in Odisha’s Simlipal National Park Barehipani Falls is the second highest in India. This fall originates from Budhabalanga river and flows through rocky stretch of Meghasani mountain. Interesting fact about this waterfall is it is two drop waterfall in India.
The water falling from a height of 399 metres (1,309 ft) with a two drop is absolutely scenic with the lush green mountain range around it.
3. NOHKALIKAI FALLS
The beautiful Nohkalikai Falls is located near the worlds most wettest place Cherrapunji in Meghalaya state. The water collected from the rains plunges East Khasi Hills.
The water falling from an altitude of 1,115 ft (340 m) into a green rocky pool is the major attraction.
4. LANGSHIANG FALLS
Another top highest waterfall in India is Langshiang Falls which drops the water from a height of 337 metres (1,106 ft). This fall originates from the Kynshi River which flows through mountain valleys before taking a giant plunge into the pool that is entirely surrounded by the hills. It is located in Sangriang village which is 25 km from Nongstoin.
The drizzling water fall and the panoramic views make Langshiang Falls one of the best tourist attractions in Meghalaya.
5. NOHSNGITHIANG FALLS
The tranquil Nohsngithiang Falls is considered one of the highest waterfalls in India which plunges from the height of 337 metres (1,106 ft).
Nohsngithiang waterfall which is also known as Seven Sisters Waterfalls or Mawsmai Falls is 98 kms from Shillong.
6. DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS
Dudhsagar falls is one of the famous waterfalls in India as it visited by tourists from all the over the world as it is near to Goa. It originates from the Mandovi river, flows through the Western Ghat range and falls in a four tier that gives an impression of milk flow.
Dudhsagar waterfall is considered to be the sixth tallest waterfall in India with a height of 320 metres (1017 feet). It is more attractive and beautiful in monsoon because of the sizeable amount of water flow from the rains.
7. KYNREM WATERFALLS
Meghalaya is home to Kynrem falls another highest waterfall in India. It is located in Thangkharang Park which is 12 kms from Cherrapunji. This three tiered waterfall dives from a height of 305 metres (1,001 ft).
The monsoons bring high volume of water which streams down the mountains making Kynrem waterfall splendorous attractions.
8. MEENMUTTY FALLS
Meenmutty is the tallest waterfall is Kerala which dives from the height of 300 metres (980 ft) onto a rocky terrain. It is located in Wayanad district. A 2km jungle trek is the only way to reach this serene waterfall.
The three level Meenmutty waterfall is one of the top tourist attractions in India.
9. THALAIYAR FALLS
Thalaiyar Falls are located in splendid green slopes of Palani Hill ranges in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu state. It falls from the height of 297 metres (975 ft) and is also the highest in Tamil Nadu.
Interestingly the Thalaiyar Falls which is also known as Rat Tail Falls cannot be reached by the road as it is completely nestled in the the mountains and forests. The trekking is the only an option that too only till a point.
It can be seen from the Dum Dum Rock viewpoint on the Batlagundu-Kodaikanal Ghat Road on clear sky day.
10. BARKANA FALLS
The Barkana Falls originated from Seetha River is located at 7 km from Agumbe village in Shimoga district of Karnataka state.It is the 10th highest waterfall in India which tumbles down the mountain from a height of 259 metres (850 ft).
Hidden in between the lush green Balehalli forest, the Brakan waterfall is more lively in monsoons when there is heavy volume of water that dives down giving a remarkable experience for the tourists.