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.

Which is the Highest Waterfall in India?

Currently with the latest update Kunchikal Falls of Karnataka the Highest Waterfalls in India and also the second biggest waterfall in Asia, located in Agumbe which receives heavy rainfall and one of the wettest place in South India.

Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka – 455m (1,493 ft)

Kunchikal-Falls

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.

Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya – 340m (1115 feet)

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 – 315m (1,033 ft)

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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 – 310m (1017 feet)

Dudhsagar-Waterfall-Goa

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.

Kynrem Falls, Meghalaya – 305m (1,001 ft)

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 – 300m (984 feet)

Meenmutty-Falls

Meenmutty waterfalls is the tallest water falls in Kerala and also 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.

Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu – 297m (974 ft)

Thalaiyar-Falls

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 – 259m (850 ft)

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 – 253m (830 ft)

Jog-Waterfall

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 – 244m (801 ft)

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 – 230m (750 ft)

Vantawng-Falls

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.

Barehipani Falls, Odisha – 217m (712 ft)

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 712 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.

Kune Falls, Maharashtra – 200m (656 feet)[

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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-waterfalls

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.

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nitish
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nitish

very nice i like IT keep it up

Kruthika
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Kruthika

You Have awesome pics of the falls.

Malar.
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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.

Kylie Holmes
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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

ameen
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ameen

Vary good.

ajmal
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ajmal

a nice one dude………….

Abhishek Chaudhary
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Very Nice Work.

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

Never the less rocking work

sanjeet dutt
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sanjeet dutt

ultimate pics……

Manisha Das
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Remarkable pictures. It’s actually called nature’s beauty.

nive
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nive

fantastic views…very nice…

Ramjan
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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

JITENDER THAREJA
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JITENDER THAREJA

very good places

kanika saxena
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kanika saxena

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

anil
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anil

i think jog falls is a beautiful falls in india

Alepes
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Alepes

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

chandini
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chandini

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

anil johari
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anil johari

i like waterfalls tnx admin

ramkinker
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ramkinker

bahut sundar vivran hai

Nikkid lal
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Nikkid lal

I would like to have honeymoon besides de watr falls

Manisha Bansal
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Manisha Bansal

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

karikor kharkongor
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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… Read more »

karikor kharkongor
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karikor kharkongor

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

Deepak Gaude
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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
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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.

Sameer Pagare
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Sameer Pagare

Amazing pics.

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

prijith
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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

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

manoj pawar
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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
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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
http://fascinatingwaterfalls.blogspot.in/

Sokhai Yann
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Sokhai Yann

Thanks for the beautiful pits in this post! Here is the beautiful waterfall in India http://www.top10share.com/top-ten-most-dangerous-waterfalls-with-beautiful-scenes/

Letzstepout
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Add Ranga Taana… Waterfalls in Karnataka
http://letzstepout.com

knowledge of India
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knowledge of India

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

Rakshita
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Rakshita

Jog falls is awesome waterfalls of Karnataka, India. See more information about it on http://carebird.blogspot.in/2015/04/karnataka-jog-falls-sanjeevini-homestay.html

cheslan kharmawphlang
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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
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amit

What about nightfal.

Sarah
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Sarah

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

vinayak
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vinayak

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

Akshaya Ramachandran
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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?

Rajeev R Rajeev
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Rajeev R Rajeev

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