Top 10 Highest Waterfalls in India

Monsoon in India really gives one of the best natural scenery, rivers are on full swing, mountains are awake after a long sleep and monsoon decorated the whole valley’s with sparking waterfalls, magnificent lakes, lush green trees and beautiful flowers. Most of the highest waterfalls are found in the mountains area of North East India.

The Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills with its unique landscape, climatic phenomenon of heavy cloud cover and torrential rainfall host the highest waterfalls in India. These waterfalls of India are some of the most spectacular in the world. The milky Dudhsagar, Seven Sister fall and Jog waterfalls are the most beautiful and famous waterfalls of India. The mountain waterfalls are an integral part of the famous hill stations, One of the major waterfalls in north India is Palani falls near Rohtang Pass in Kullu.

Tallest Indian Waterfalls and Most Spectacular Waterfalls in Monsoon

Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka


The Kunchikal falls is the highest waterfalls in India and second highest in Asia. The tallest waterfall of India with a height of  1,493 ft is located near Agumbe in Shimoga district of Karnataka. Agumbe valley is among the places in India that receive very heavy rainfall and it has the only permanent rain forest research station in India. The India’s biggest waterfall is formed by the Varahi river and lies in the Western Ghats. The Ghats is well famous for its Giant Indian squirrel, Indian bullfrog and other unique birds, rare reptiles and bizarre wild animals.

Barehipani Falls, Odisha


The Barehipani is a picturesque waterfall situated in the core area of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj district of Orissa. This waterfall is second highest waterfalls of India with a height of 1,309 ft. The gorgeous fall is surrounded by deep forest which again adds the wildness to its beauty. This two-tiered’ waterfall is originating near the Bay of Bengal. The Barehipani and Joranda falls are counted amongst the most popular attractions of tribal state Orissa.

Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Nohkalikai- Falls

The Nohkalikai falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in India. It is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth in East Khasi Hills district Meghalaya. The 3rd highest waterfalls in India with a height of 1,120 ft. Cherrapunji is very famous for Hills, rainfall, living bridges and oranges. The other highest and popular waterfalls in Meghalaya are Nohsngithiang falls and Kynrem falls, These are also counted in top 10 highest water falls in India.

Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya


The Nohsngithiang Falls at Meghalaya is one of the largest waterfalls in East Khasi hills district of Meghalaya. The falls formed immediately after the confluence of the diverged streams from a height of 1,033 ft.

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa -Karnataka


Dudhsagar waterfalls or The Sea of Milk is well renowned for its spectacular trajectory. Dudhsagar is the fifth highest waterfall in India falling from a height of 1020ft. Dudhsagar falls is obviously one of the most popular falls in the country and a great tourist attraction of Goa apart from its exotic beaches. During the monsoon season however, the falls are transformed into one of the most powerful falls in India. Dudhsagar waterfalls are among top 100 waterfalls of the world.

Langshiang Falls, Meghalaya

Langshiang Falls of Meghalaya is about 5 km walk from Sangriang village in West Khasi Hills district. The total height of the falls is not known but said to be 337 metres (1,106 ft).

Kynrem Falls, Meghalaya

Kynrem Falls is situated inside a beautiful park known as Thangkharang Park,another popular attraction of Cherrapunjee in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya.

Meenmutty Falls, Kerala


Meenmutty waterfalls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls, falling from a height of some 980 ft in Wayanad district of Kerala. It is one of the famous tourist spot in south India. The peak is famous for its wilderness and Meenmutty Falls is the largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wayanad. Meenmutty falls is the tallest water falls in Kerala.

Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu


Thalaiyar waterfalls also known as rat tail falls situated in Dindigul district of Tamilnadu. It is one of the biggest water fall form a height 974 ft and one of one of the tallest falls in Asia. The widest falls is very popular for its dangerous place and dark caves. The spot is still unexplored because there is no road to reach here.

Barkana Falls, Karnataka

Barkana Falls formed by Seetha river in Shimoga district of Karnataka and appears only during rainy season. Agumbe in Shimoga district is surrounded by thick forest of Western Ghats and known as Cherrapunji of the South India.

Jog Falls, Karnataka


The Jog water falls created by the Sharavathi river in sharavathi valley of Shimoga district in Karnataka. Its breathtaking spectacle when Sharavathi river falling from a height of 829 ft. It is the most impressive and one of the highest plunge waterfalls in India. The Barkana falls formed by the Sita river is another highest waterfall in Karnataka. It is a wonderful location for sightseeing and counted among the ten highest waterfalls in India.

Khandadhar Falls, Sundagarh

Khandadhar Falls at Sundagarh district of Odisha is one of the highest waterfall in India and second tallest waterfall in Odisha.The horse tail type waterfall has plunges from a height of 244 metres.

Vantawng Falls, Mizoram


The nick point of the waterfall is situated at a height of 751 feet in Serchhip district of Mizoram. This is largest and most famous waterfall in Mizoram.The most magnificent falls is surrounded by lush forest teeming and a vast stretch of thick bamboo forests.

Kune Falls, Maharashtra


The Kune falls is one of the breathtaking waterfalls situated in the heart of Lonavla-Khandala valley in the green city Pune, Maharashtra. The sparkling waters are falling form a height of 660 ft and making a magnificent and breathtaking waterfall. It is one of the most beautiful tourist spot in Khandala. Here is list of top 15 tallest waterfalls of India.

  • Soochipara Falls Wayanad, Kerala
  • Magod Falls Uttara Kannada, Karnataka
  • Joranda Falls Mayurbhanj, Odisha
  • Hebbe Falls Kemmangundi, Karnataka
  • Duduma Waterfalls, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

The Tribal states of India Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattishgarh also surrounded by some of the popular waterfalls in India, Few of them are counted as Lodh falls, Chachai falls, Teerathgarh falls and Chitrakot Waterfall.

Athirappilly Falls, Kerala


Athirappilly Falls in Thrissur district is the largest waterfall in Kerala some time nicknamed The Niagara of India, located in dense green forest of Athirappilly Thaluk.

  • nitish

    very nice i like IT keep it up

  • Kruthika

    You Have awesome pics of the falls.

    • Thank you Kruthika, Keep visiting.

  • Malar.

    It is a pity that the amazing waterfalls in India are not included in the tourist itinery. So it’s existence is largely unknown and unnoticed. That is a tragedy. The Indian tourism Industry should take note of this and make an effort to rectify this mistake.

    • Hi Malar,
      Very well said, The Indian tourist Industry should take a note on these great waterfalls to promote.

  • All I can say is Wow! This site is wonderful! Do you take all of the pics for this? It is good to find others who appreciates things like this. Because I am a online florist I just find this sort of thing quite interesting. Would you mind if I backlink back to this from my weblog? Many thanks for posting.
    Kylie Holmes

    • Thanks Kylie, Yeah you can use links.

      • mirzan


        • Thanks Mirzan, keep visiting.

  • ameen

    Vary good.

  • ajmal

    a nice one dude………….

  • Very Nice Work.

    If you want I can help you with some nice Pictures of Doodhsaga, Meenamutty, Kunchikal falls.

    Never the less rocking work

    • Hi Abhishek Thanks for comment. It would be great if you send me some pictures.


  • sanjeet dutt

    ultimate pics……

  • Remarkable pictures. It’s actually called nature’s beauty.

  • nive

    fantastic views…very nice…

  • Ramjan

    thanks for sharing this information.. .:)
    not been to even a single place so will start with highest directly Kunchical, Agumbe..
    Can you please share the details to reach there…
    Thanks in advance


    very good places

  • kanika saxena

    awesome! i always wanted to see this beauty of India and u made it possible .Thank you

  • anil

    i think jog falls is a beautiful falls in india

  • Alepes

    I am proud 2 b from meghalaya wer der 2 falls in d top list.:-)

  • chandini

    yeah……….You are having cool pics but it would be nice if u extend the matter about these beautiful waterfalls….thanq @@@

  • anil johari

    i like waterfalls tnx admin

  • ramkinker

    bahut sundar vivran hai

  • Nikkid lal

    I would like to have honeymoon besides de watr falls

  • Manisha Bansal

    Informative breath-taking yet soothing…the marvels f our india 🙂

  • karikor kharkongor

    Being from Meghalaya, I really appreciate your efforts. And I hope you will keep up the wonderful work you are doing. However you may not be aware, but there are some errors in your list that I would like to point out.
    i)) The photo for Langshiang Falls is wrong. The photo you have kept is of Kynrem Falls.(I have not found any photo of the langshiang falls
    ii) There should be more waterfaals from Meghalaya in this top 10 list ( Langshiang Falls – 1107 ft (3rd); Nohkalikai Falls – 1100 ft (4th); Nohsngithiang Falls – 1035ft (5th); Kynrem Falls -1000 ft (6th))

    I hope you will be making the necessary corrections. I expect more of such good work from you.

    Karikor Kharkongor

    • Hi Karikor,
      I’am very thankful for making the correction and giving the list of other beautiful waterfalls from Meghalaya. I have taken few great waterfalls from Meghalaya instead of all, because i have to list other waterfalls from different region too.
      Sure i will update the things and will keep posting good stuffs for you guys to read Enjoy 🙂

      • karikor kharkongor

        `Well photos of the langshiang falls is very difficult to come by because it is way inside a remote area, and trekking to it will definitely take more than two days. Hopefully someday I will do that trek and get you the authentic photo.
        Nohkalikai falls photo is fine, but according to world waterfall database, the height is 1115 ft and not 1100 ft.
        Nohsngithiang waterfalls photo you can easily get from google.
        And for Kynrem Falls, it is the same photo you have mistakenly posted as Langshiang Falls.

  • karikor kharkongor

    Sorry I got it wrong. Nohkalikai is 1115 ft and not 1100 ft.

  • Deepak Gaude

    Nice collection sir appreciate the work. most of us don’t know about the treasure of nature in India thanks for sharing the wonderful information. actually I m from Goa and Goa is well famous for beautiful beaches but i betif u see the waterfalls of Goa u will say wow.

    Thanks once again for sharing great information.

  • D S Deshpande

    What a beautiful collection of pictures. I was lucky to have seen Jog Falls 50 yrs ago. Now looking at these pictures my grand children want to see some. In Diwali vacation I must take them to 3 or 4. They would remember view all the life. Thank you for Your mission.

    • Hello DS, Thanks for sharing you experience with us.
      Indeed Jog Falls is an awesome one in India, Yeah taking your grand children’s for a great experience will be good, Enjoy your stay.

  • Sameer Pagare

    Amazing pics.

    Better if you could provide traveling details & more pics too..
    Still good work.

  • wow!!…beautiful pics…i have been to a lot of waterfalls including the ones in meghalaya and kerala..with this post i have already planned my next vacation…u must check out this warterfall too..its in my state i.e kerala … its Athirapally Waterfalls …….chech this waterfall out..its an awesome wealth of god’s own country

  • Among all these most i visited Barehipani falls of odisha which is full of wild& dense forest..

  • manoj pawar

    Some Mistake in Above List
    I Think Vajrai Waterfall is the heights it is 560 meters (1840 ft) location satara (maharashtra)

    so plz check your list

  • amit

    Amazing Beautiful pics…and thanks for the information …I like Vantawng and Kune falls the most …such a Heavenly Destinations very scenic and seems to be like out of this world.
    You can also visit for more information on waterfalls in India specially Dudhsagar Waterfall in Goa which depicts a wonderful story on below link

  • Sokhai Yann

    Thanks for the beautiful pits in this post! Here is the beautiful waterfall in India

  • Add Ranga Taana… Waterfalls in Karnataka

  • knowledge of India

    It is very difficult to get clear image of Kunchikal falls. I have tried at many places. Facts About India

  • Rakshita

    Jog falls is awesome waterfalls of Karnataka, India. See more information about it on

  • cheslan kharmawphlang

    the photo in langshiang falls is kynrem falls…..and plese kindly locate me lyngshiang falls…coz i’ve nevr heard of it,,,for it never exist….

  • amit

    What about nightfal.

  • Sarah

    thx for the pics I needed it for my s.s. project

  • Thank you for sharing such a wonderful information.

  • vinayak

    Admin u forgot about thosegar waterfall satara maharashtra. Acording to wikipedia it is tallest waterfall of india with height 1600ft.

  • Akshaya Ramachandran

    According to wikipedia, Thosengar falls at satara distric waterfalls is the highest falls in india followed by nohkalikai in khasi hill of meghalaya. Can u clarify on this point?

  • Xristinafillou

    thanks for the great article !!

  • Rajeev R Rajeev

    who created this foolish priority list?
    Where is athirappilly falls?