25 Best Waterfalls in India

India is a vast country with diverse terrain and culture,  starting from the Himalayas in the north to open coastlines in the south. Monsoon brings life back to the barren lands, rivers and mountains after the burning summer in India. Hence, the best time to visit a waterfall as it is in its full bloom. The gushing stream of water falling from great heights will for sure leave you speechless. The list starts from Vajrai waterfall which is the highest waterfall in India which is about 1840 feet is in Maharashtra to Dudhsagar falls in Goa further to Nohklikai falls in Meghalaya and many more. Take a look at these beautiful waterfalls in India.

Vajrai WaterFalls

Vajrai Waterfall

Vajrai waterfalls is on the Urmodi river, which is about 28 km from Satara city near Sahyadri hill in Maharashtra. It is the highest waterfall in India roughly about 1840 feet. It is a three-tiered waterfall when all three are added the height of the waterfall is 560 meter. This beautiful waterfall is about 3 km from Bhambavli flower valley.

How to Reach: 

By Air: Pune is the nearest airport to reach Satara.

By Train: Satara is a railway station.

By Road: Satara – Bhambavli which is about 30 km.

Kunchikal Falls

Kunchikal Falls

Kunchikal Falls is on the Varahi river, which is about 18 km from Hosangadi village near Masthikatte in Shimoga(Karnataka). It is a cascade type waterfall falling from rocky boulders from 1493 feet. The best time to visit Kunchikal fall is rainy season from July to August.

How to Reach:

By Air: Mangalore is the nearest airport to the  Kunchikal Falls.

By Train: Udupi railway station is the nearest railway station.

By Road: It is well connected with Shimoga and Shimoga is well connected to all the major cities.

Barehipani Falls

Barehipani falls

Barehipani Falls is on the Budhabalanga river, It is a two-tiered waterfall in Simplipal National park in Odisha. The height of the Barehipani waterfall is 1309 feet. The tallest single drop is 850 feet.

How to Reach:

By Air: Bhubaneswar Airport is the nearest airport.

Train: Baripada railway station is the nearest railway station.

By Road: It is well connected with the road you can book a cab from Bhubaneswar or Baripada to reach Barehipani falls.

Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Nohkalikai Falls is located near Cherrapunji which is one of the wettest places on Earth. It is the tallest plunge waterfall in India falling from a height of 1115 feet. The best time to visit this waterfall is in monsoon. There is a sad story about this waterfall according to legend Ka Likai married second time so that she can take proper care of her children but unfortunately, her husband killed the daughter.  He then cooked her and unknowingly Ka Likai ate that, after realising what happened in her absence she was so disturbed and in grief, she ran to the edge of the plateau and jumped off. 

How to Reach:

 By Air: Guwahati is the nearest airport to Cherrapunji to reach Nohkalikai  Falls.

 By Train: Guwahati is the nearest railway station reach Nohkalikai Falls.

By Bus: Cherrapunji is 50 km from Shillong and is well connected with roads.

DudhSagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls

Dudhsagar Falls is on the Mandovi river in Goa, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in India falling from a height of 1017 feet. The best time to visit is from July to September. Dudh Sagar means the sea of milk and there is a legend related to it too. It is believed that a princess used to take a bath in the lake and then drink milk sitting nearby. One day a handsome prince was crossing the lake after hearing the voice of the princess he stopped and looked around the princess was shy and she poured the milk in the cascade which transformed into a curtain.

How to Reach:

By Air: Goa is the nearest airport to reach Dudhsagar Falls.

By Train: Kulem is the nearest railway station to reach the falls

By Road: You can book a jeep from Kulem to reach the falls.

Kynrem Falls

Kynrem falls

 Height Of Fall- 305 metres (1,001 ft)

 Region- East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya

 Category- 3 tiered waterfalls  

Meenmutty Falls

Meenmutty

Height Of Fall- 300 m (984 feet)

Region- Wayanad district, Kerala

 Category- 3 tiered waterfall

Thalaiyar Falls

Thalaiyar Falls

Height Of Fall- 297 metres (974 ft)

Region- Batlagundu, Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu

horsetail type waterfalls Yes

Barkana Falls

Barkana Falls

Height Of Fall- 259 metres (850 ft)

Region-  Shimoga district, Karnataka

Category- tiered waterfalls

Jog Falls

Jog Falls

Height Of Fall- 253 metres (830 ft)

Region- Shimoga district, Karnataka

Category-  segmented waterfalls Yes

Khandadhar Falls

Khandadhar Falls

Height Of Fall-244 metres (801 ft)

Region-  Kendujhar district & Sundergarh district, Odisha

Category- Horse-tail type falls Yes

Vantawng Falls

Vantawng Falls

Height Of Fall- 229 metres (751 ft)

Region-  Serchhip district, Mizoram

Category- 2 tiered waterfalls

Kune Falls

Kune Falls

Height Of Fall-200 metres (660 ft)

Region-  Pune district, Maharashtra

Category- 3 tiered waterfalls

Soochipara Falls, Thoseghar Waterfalls

Height Of Fall- 200 metres (656 feet)

Region-  Wayanad district, Kerala, Satara district Maharashtra 3 tiered waterfalls

Magod Falls

Magod FAlls

Height Of Fall-198 metres (650 ft)

Region-  Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka

Category- 2  tiered waterfalls

Joranda Falls

Joranda Falls

Height Of Fall-181 metres (594 ft)

Region-  Mayurbhanj district, Odisha

Plunge type waterfalls Yes

Hebbe Falls

Hebbe Falls

Height Of Fall-168 metres (551 ft)

Region-  Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka

Category- 2  tiered waterfalls

Duduma Falls

Duduma Falls

Height Of Fall- 157 metres (515 ft)

Region- Border of Koraput & Visakhapatnam districts of Odisha                       Andhra Pradesh 

plunge type waterfalls Yes

Palani Falls

Palani falls

Height Of Fall- 150 metres (490 ft)

Region- Kullu district, Himachal Pradesh

Lodh Falls

LodhFalls

Height Of Fall- 143 metres (469 ft)

Region- Latehar district, Jharkhand

Category-   2 tiered waterfalls

 Bahuti Falls

Bahuti Falls

Height Of Fall- 198 metres (650 ft)

Region- Mauganj, Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh

Category- 2 tiered waterfalls

Bishop Falls

Bishop Falls

Height Of Fall- 135 metres (443 ft)

Region- East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya

Category- 3 tiered waterfalls

Chachai Falls

Chachai Falls

Height Of Fall- 130 metres (430 ft)

Region- Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh

Keoti Falls

Keoti Falls

Height Of Fall- 130 metres (430 ft)

Region- Rewa district, Madhya Pradesh

segmented type waterfall Yes

Kalhatti Falls

Kalhatti Falls

Height Of Fall- 122 metres (400 ft)

Region- Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka

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