Top 15 Tallest and Most Spectacular Waterfalls of India

As the monsoon arrives in India, the land of attractions offers the best ever natural scenery,which includes the valley of flowers,lush green mountains and some most spectacular and astonishing waterfalls around. Maharashtra has the India’s tallest waterfall known as Vajrai Waterfall followed by Kunchikal Falls of Karnataka then Barehipani Falls of Orissa and list of highest falls of Meghalaya.

Kunchikal Falls -Shimoga, Karnataka  – 455 metres (1,493 ft)


Kunchikal Falls is a Multi-tiered waterfalls, fall from a height of 1,493 ft in Shimoga district, Karnataka. Kunchikal waterfall formed by Varahi river is currently the second highest waterfall in India and also the second highest waterfall in Asia.

Barehipani Falls -Mayurbhanj, Orissa – 399 metres (1,309 ft) 


The 1,309 ft tall waterfall is located in the deep dense forest of Simlipal National Park in Mayurbhanj of of Odisha. Barehipani Falls is amongst the top 5 higher waterfalls of India.

Nohkalikai Falls -Cherrapunji, Meghalaya – 340 metres (1,120 ft)


Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India with height of 335 metres (1,099 ft), located near one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunji. Nohkalikai waterfall is considered to be one of the most beautiful and photogenic falls in India.

Nohsngithiang Falls -Mawsmai, Meghalaya – 315 metres (1,033 ft)


The Nohsngithiang Falls is also referred as Mawsmai Falls and the Seven Sisters Waterfalls, located at Mawsmai village in East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. Nohsngithiang Falls is a segmented type waterfalls and one of the third highest waterfalls in Meghalaya.

Dudhsagar Falls -Goa – 310 metres (1,020 ft)


The tiered waterfall formed by Mandovi river is known as one of the most Spectacular fall in the world. As name suggest, the cascading waters appear white like milk,so called Dudhsagar.

Langshiang Falls, Meghalaya – 1,106 ft

The Langshiang Falls is the India’s 4th tallest waterfall by height and formed by Kynshi River, located near the village of Sangriang in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

Kynrem Falls -Cherrapunji, Meghalaya – 305 metres (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 -Wayanad, Kerala – 300 metres (980 ft)


The most spectacular waterfall in the Wayanad, is also the second largest waterfall of Kerala. Meenmutty Falls is a three tiered waterfall nested in the deciduous forest in Wayanad, it is one of the most unspoiled place in India and currently closed for public visiting.

Thalaiyar Falls – Tamil Nadu – 297 metres (974 ft)


Thalaiyar Falls or Rat Tail Falls is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu and one of the tallest in the world. Rat Tail Falls is nested in challenging hike destination and inaccessible to the general public.

Barkana Falls -Agumbe, Karnataka – 259 metres (850 ft)

The Spectacular Barkana Falls is listed among the one of the top ten highest waterfalls in India, Formed by the Sita river. Barkana Falls is located near the Agumbe village, one of the wettest place in India at Shimoga district in the Western Ghats.

Jog Falls -Shimoga, Karnataka – 253 metres (830 ft)


Famous Jog waterfall is the second-highest plunge waterfall of India and the largest in the state of Karnataka. Karnataka has few of the best water falls of India and Jog Falls is one of the most famous waterfall in India.

Khandadhar Falls -Sundagarh, Orissa – 244 metres (801 ft)

The horse tail type Khandadhar Falls is located amidst the forest of Sundergarh of Odisha. Khandadhar Falls is the second highest waterfall after the Barehipani Falls and one of the most popular fall of Orissa.

Vantawng Falls -Serchhip, Mizoram – 229 metres (751 ft)

Vantawng -Falls

Vantawng Falls is a two-tiered waterfall with a total height of 751 ft, located deep into the forest of Serchhip district of Mizoram. The Vantawng Waterfalls is the highest and most spectacular fall of Mizoram and the 13th highest waterfalls in India.

Kune Falls -Lonavla, Maharashtra – 200 metres (660 ft)


The Kune waterfall is the second tallest waterfall in the state of Maharashtra, located at one of the best hill station of the state. Lonavla, famous throughout India for the hard candy sweet known as chikki.

Soochipara Falls – Wayanad, Kerala – 200 metres (660 ft)


Soochipara Falls also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is second tallest waterfalls in Kerala and an ideal palce for rock climbing and adventure activities. The fall is surrounded by evergreen and montane forest.

– Magod Falls – Uttara Kannada, Karnataka198 metres (650 ft)


Magod Falls near town of Yellapur in Karnataka is actually a group of waterfalls and ideal place for photo and naturals lovers. Uttara kannada district in Karnataka is home to numerous waterfalls. Image source –


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