Ten Most Famous Waterfalls of Indian States

Waterfalls are the most impressive gift of nature during the rainy season in India. There are a list of breathtaking and astonishing waterfalls in India, surrounded by the big walls of rock, dense forest and lush green trees. The waterfalls offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the reflection of sunlight,thundering water masses, the surrounding rock mountains and deep valleys.

During Monsoon season, India offers some of the tallest waterfalls in the world, such as Kunchikal Falls, Barehipani Falls and world famous Dudhsagar Falls. Most of the Indian states receives plenty of rainfalls during the season and host some of the famous waterfalls such as Jog, Dudhsagar and Chitrakot which are rank among the most beautiful waterfalls in the world.

Dudhsagar Waterfall – Goa


The magnificent Dudhsagar fall is a tiered waterfall created by Mandovi river in the state of Goa, with an height of 1,020 ft. Dudhsagar Waterfall also known as “Sea of Milk” is one of the highest waterfalls in India and is 227th in the world. The most powerful falls in India is surrounded by heavenly jungle, high peaks and greenery the Western Ghats. Dudhsagar is one of the world’s most exquisite falls and during the monsoon season it become one of the most famous natural phenomena in Goa.

The most impressive waterfalls is situated on the border of Karnataka and Goa and a part of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary. Thick forest,rolling hills and clad slopes of the Western Ghats is rich in wildlife and habitat to a variety of bird species or a paradise for bird watchers. Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Salim Ali Bird sanctuary are the very famous park of Goa and a major tourist attraction.

Jog Waterfall – Karnataka

The most famous Jog Waterfalls is created by Sharavathi River in Shimoga District of Karnataka. Jog Waterfalls is the second-highest plunge falls in India with a height of 830 ft after the big Nohkalikai Falls 1100 in Meghalaya. Its wonderful location for sightseeing makes this one of the major tourist attraction and counted among the top ten highest waterfalls in India.

The first-highest un tiered waterfall in India has 83 scenic points, as it drops directly to the ground. The roar,the spray and the massive flow of water can be seen during the rainy or monsoon season. Jog Falls and its surrounded region is beautifully covered by the lush green grass and trees, and also declared as one of the UNESCO ecological hot spots in the world.

Nohsngithiang Waterfall – Meghalaya


Nohsngithiang waterfalls also known as the seven sisters waterfalls, is one of the major water fall in Meghalaya and 4th highest waterfalls in India. The segmented type waterfalls is situated in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya near the Mawsmai village, So also called as Mawsmai falls. Nohsngithiang waterfalls only flows during the monsoon season from a height of 1,033 ft on the cliffs of the Khasi hills.

Meghalaya is known as the wettest place in India, due to heavy rain falls there are several waterfalls appears in the region such as Dain Thlen Falls, Kynrem Falls and the most beautiful Nohkalikai Falls. The cascading waterfalls is surrounded by a valley,canyon and mountains of rocks of different shapes and sizes on all sides. Mawsmai area is also known for its deep gorges,wildlife and an extensive underground cave network.

Thoseghar Waterfall – Maharashtra


Thoseghar Waterfalls is situated at the beginning of Konkan region near the Satara city in Maharashtra. The 1,150 ft waterfall is one of the best attraction of the region along with the beautiful valley known as kas plateau and Kas lake. There are a series of waterfalls appears in the region during the rainy season and the place become one of the hot spot in Maharashtra for its natural beauty and pleasant climate.

The famous kas plateau or the valley of flower of Maharashtra is situated in Western Ghats and known for its unique different colors and variety of flowers, spread over acres of land. Thoseghar waterfall, Lingmala fall, Dhobi waterfall, Kune Falls and Chinaman’s waterfall are the other major waterfalls in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is known as one of the best monsoon destination in India.

Athirappilly Waterfall – Kerala


Kerala, the land of godis already known for its number of attraction such as monsoon, sand beaches, nature and waterfalls. There are number of important waterfalls in Kerala like Athirapally, Vazhachal, Palaruvi and Tusharagiri, Athirappilly falls is one of famous places to visit during the monsoon in Kerala. Athirappilly waterfalls is created by chalakudy river near the Vazhachal forest in Thrissur district of Kerala.

The 80 ft waterfall is the popular tourist destinations along with nearby Vazhachal falls, Stunning Athirappilly falls passes through a landscape of winding roads, small villages and lush green trees. The forest range is home to many endangered and endemic species of flora and fauna, the only place in India where 4 endangered the Great Hornbill, the State Bird of Kerala species are found.

Courtallam Waterfall – Tamil Nadu


Courtallam also called as Spa Of South India, is a town situated on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. This region is well famous for its numerous waterfalls, many of them are seasonal and created by few perennial rivers. The major waterfalls are Peraruvi falls the mail fall, Chitraruvi small one and other waterfalls such as Shenbagadevi, Thenaruvi and the herbal farm.

Main falls is the group of nine different waterfalls and collectively known as Courtallam fall. Nestled in the Western Ghats, Courtallam is surrounded by charming hillocks of the Agasthyamalai, The area is also known as Agasthiarmalai Biosphere Reserve and home for a variety of flora and fauna. Courtallam is also known for its Spa, Ghats,lakes and most important is Shiva temples,The temple have Lord Shiva in the dancing posture as the main deity.

Talakona Waterfall – Andhra Pradesh


The Talakona falls is situated inside the Sri Venkateswara National Park in Chittoor District of Andhra pradesh. Talakona falls is the highest waterfall in Andhra pradesh with a height of 270 feet in the startingpoint of the Tirumala mountain ranges. Due to sandalwood trees and some valuable medicinal plants around,water of Talakona falls is enriched with herbs wit healing properties.

Talakona area is well famous for its waterfalls, dense forests and wildlife, Its declared as biosphere reserve and home to rich variety of flora and fauna. The forest area host certain rare and endangered species of animals like Panther,Giant Indian Squirrel,birds and beautiful butterfly. Apart from waterfalls,beauty and greenery, the mountains also known for deep caves, treacherous trekking route and an ancient Shiva temple. The most popular temple town of Tirupathi is located 50 km from Talakona.

Khandadhar Waterfall – Orissa


The tallest waterfall of Orissa state is located between the lush green forest at Nandapani in Sundergarh district. The horse tail type waterfall is the 12th highest waterfall of India with the total height of 801 ft. Khandadhar Falls is created by a perennial stream which flows here throughout the year,during monsoon season the falls become one of the glittering waterfall. The picturesque falls is surrounded by thick forest of kendu, kusum, sal, segun, mohua, palash and akashmoni trees.

This region is very rich in wide range of flora and fauna, the deep forest area is counted in wildlife sanctuaries. Khandadhar Falls is most popular waterfall in Orissa and falls under the major tourist attraction, another big attraction is the Hirakund Dam,one of the world’s longest earthen dam built across the Mahanadi River, is located about 60 Km from the Sundargarh.

Chitrakot Waterfall – Chhattisgarh


The beautiful world tribal India, Chhattisgarh host one of the largest and amazing waterfall of the country. Chitrakot waterfalls also known as Niagara falls of India, located near Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh on the on the river Indravati. Height of this gorgeous waterfall is about 29 meters and breadth varies, as the water level, during the monsoon level of water changes drastically and the fall turns wild and violent.

The broadest waterfall in India offer’s spectacular view during and after the monsoon, along with lush green forests around. The largely forested area is lies in mountain rages of Vindhya and receives heavy rainfall during monsoon season by Bay of Bengal monsoon branch. Baster, the tribal region of Chhattisgarh is also famous for other attractions like tribes festivals, Danteshwari temple and deep dense forest with wildlife.

Dhuandhar Waterfall – Madhya Pradesh


The Dhuandhar falls also known as dhuandhar jalprapat is located in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh, created by the holy river Narmada through the gorge of marble rocks in Bhedaghat. The world famous Marble Rocks of Bhedaghat is one of the most popular Indian tourist destination.

The smoke cascade waterfall is counted as one of the most powerful falls in India and its roar is audible from a far distance. Apart from most famous Dhuandhar Falls, this area is well known sightseeing,monuments,famous Chausath Yogini temple and wildlife park as Kanha National and Bandhavgarh National Park. During the monsoon season, the Bhedaghat remain closed for general public but side view of the spectacular Dhuandhar falls can be seen.

Best time to visit Dhuandhar falls is just after the monsoon, when the holy river Narmada is in full swing. Famous Waterfalls of Indian States also include below list.

  • Hogenakkal waterfall, Tamil Nadu
  • Chachai waterfalls, Madhya Pradesh
  • Vajrai Waterfalls, Maharashtra
  • Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka
  • Ethipothala Falls, Andhra Pradesh
  • Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu
  • Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

Apart from the above listed famous Indian waterfalls, there are few more waterfalls in different states of India, which are known as best in the place, such as big Vantawng Falls Mizoram, Hundru Waterfall in Jharkhand, Kakolat waterfalls in Bihar, Kempty Falls, Uttaranchal and Chadwick Falls in Himachal Pradesh. Follow the link to know about the 15 Tallest And Most Spectacular Waterfalls of India.


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