Waterfalls are truly a heavenly sight to behold and everyone agrees with it! Waterfalls are one of the most sought-after natural beauties every traveler wants to include in their itineraries. At some waterfalls, you get the feel the exhilarating experience by standing underneath, and at some, you are awestruck by simply watching it. Here’s a list of some of the iconic waterfalls in India you must pay a visit to sooner or later.
1. Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya
The iconic waterfall has become the symbol of Meghalaya. The tallest plunge waterfall in India with a plunge depth of 1115 feet. You won’t find any human settlement here. The waterfall is the only thing that draws tourists to this serene and secluded region. Be there to enjoy the view of the sunset. Although the falls offer a splendid view, the Khasi folklore has a sad story associated with this waterfall.
2. Jog Falls, Karnataka
With a height of 830 ft., Jog Falls is India’s one of the highest plunge waterfalls. Jog Falls has 4 streams of flowing water which are named Raja, Rani, Roarer, and Rocket. The area has rich forest cover and amidst the greenery flows the magical Jog Falls. Taking a dip is not possible this fall. The falls are also known as Gerusoppe falls or Gersoppa falls. This can be easily added to your Gokarna itinerary.
3. Mawsmai Falls, Meghalaya
The falls are known as the Seven sister falls and Nohsngithiang Falls, located in Sohra, Cherapunjee. You can clearly see 7 distinct streams of water flowing from a height of 1033 ft. The panoramic view from this point is truly a sight to behold.
4. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa
Present on the Mandovi river, Dudhsagar waterfalls have gained prominence over the last few years because of their breathtaking landscape. Getting here is a challenge. First, reach Mollem which takes 1.5 hours from Colva (50 km.) There onwards you have to book a tour operator’s jeep which will take you to the Dudhsagar falls. It takes around 50 minutes. Once you get there, the view of the majestic waterfalls makes all your effort worth it.
5. Athirappilly Falls, Kerala
You must have seen this falls at least once if you are a movie buff. Athirappilly Falls is famously known for shooting movie scenes. Scenes from iconic films like Dil Se… and Baahubali have been shot at this location. Many other popular songs for Bollywood, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil films have been shot here.
6. Chitrakote Falls, Chattisgarh
Often called the ‘Niagra Falls of India’, Chitrakote Falls is found on the course of the Indravati River. The waterfall is lesser-known and is a hidden natural gem. The height of the falls is close to 100 ft and the width is 1000 ft. Due to its horseshoe shape, it is compared to the Niagra Falls of the USA.
7. KEMPTY Falls, UTTARAKHAND
Kempty Falls is probably the oldest site in Mussoorie. It was discovered much before the Library building was constructed. This is not an ordinary waterfall. The area has been developed into a thriving marketplace.