There is more to India than the Taj Mahal. India is blessed with an abundance of geographical diversity that one life may not be enough to explore all corners of the country. Of course, you cannot forget the man-made wonders and historical monuments that attract thousands from around the world every year.
Every season brings with its nature’s marvels, but not like the monsoons in India.
The rainy season in India really brings out the best of nature around your, where rivers run full, highlands turn green and valleys shimmer with sparkling cascades, splendid lakes, lush green trees and gorgeous flowers. Though you may find waterfalls in almost all states, the highest waterfalls in India are found in the cliffs of North East India.
Some of the best waterfalls in India are found in the Assam, Meghalaya, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal, and others. The Garo, Khasi, and Jaintia Hills are home to heavy rainfall and the highest waterfalls in India. The top 5 waterfalls in India like the Seven Sister falls, Jog waterfalls, Cherrapunji falls, the Dudhsagar, are the most remarkable and famous waterfalls in the world. Don’t forget the mountain waterfalls like the Palani falls near Kullu’s Rohtang Pass.
We at Kesari curated a list of top 5 waterfalls in India for you
Nohkalikai Falls: Meghalaya, the state with the heaviest rainfall is home to several waterfalls. One of the most stunning cascades among them is the Nohkalikai Falls. One of the tallest waterfalls in India at 1100 m, these falls are truly nature’s marvels. What’s more, these falls are perennial, which means they are full through the year. To reach you may need to take a flight to Guwahati and from there use local transport to reach your destination.
Kunchikal Falls: Karnataka’s Kunchikal falls is the highest waterfall in India and hold the second spot in Asia. One of the biggest waterfalls in India with a height of 455 m, it is in the Shimoga district near Agumbe. The Kunchikal waterfall is created by the Varahi river in the Western Ghats. The valley is one of the places that receive very heavy rainfall and houses the only rain forestry research station in India. The Ghats is well-known for unique avian species, the giant Indian squirrel, rare reptiles and unusual wildlife.
Jog Falls: The Jog Falls in Karnataka is one of the biggest waterfalls in India, making it one of the most stunning falls in the state. As water cascades down the hilltop from a height of 253 m, you can see the force of it hitting the rocks. During the monsoons, 3.4 million tonnes of water cascades down every second. You can take a flight to Mangalore and then travel the rest using local transport.
Barehipani Falls: The Simlipal National Park in Orissa’s Mayurbhanj district is home to a scenic waterfall inside the park called Barehipani which is located 399m high. This beautiful fall is bounded by deep forests adding wildness to its allure. This two-tiered’ waterfall originates near the Bay of Bengal. The Barehipani and Joranda falls are the most famous attractions of the state.
Dudhsagar Falls: Literally meaning “an ocean of milk, the Dudhsagar Falls from a height of 310m. It is located at Mollem in Goa. The cascading water looks more like milky water. When it is full the water packs quite a force. Dudhsagar waterfall is known for its spectacular route and it’s the fifth highest waterfall in India falling from a height of 311m. During the rainy season, the falls transform into one of the top visited attractions in Goa.
There are more waterfalls that you can explore in India. If getting wet and a little hiking don’t daunt you then start planning a holiday today. Connect with Kesari Tours to get the best holiday options.