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 Vajrai Falls of Maharashtra is the Highest Waterfalls in India.

Vajrai Falls, Satara- Maharashtra – 560 metres (1,840 ft)

As per wiki – current list of waterfalls in India by height is Vajrai Falls of Maharashtra, located on the Urmodi river near the city of Satara and has a height of 560 meters.

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


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 – 399 metres (1,309 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.

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)


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 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 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 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)


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)


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 – 200m (656 feet)


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.


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