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    Waterfalls in India you need to explore this summer

    What a spectacular sight it is to see water gushing from unbelievable heights into the valleys. The pleasant bickering, the pristine water and the lush verdant rolling slopes make for the most gorgeous jaw-dropping sites across the world.

    10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in India

    Mighty waterfalls testify the wonderful works of nature. Their beauty, energy, sound and madness is an inspiration to This summer, get ready to spectate the most breathtaking vistas of nature. Here’s a list of 10 Waterfalls in India that will leave you totally awestruck.

    1. Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka

    Famous waterfall in Karnataka, Shivasamudram

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    Based in Madhya district, Karnataka, Shivasamudram falls divide into two branches – the eastern and the western. Cascading down the rocky cliffs, these waterfalls are enveloped with great degree of flora and fauna, courtesy the hill forests of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. For photography enthusiasts this is the place to be. After all, a selfie with the second largest waterfall in India is once in a lifetime opportunity!

    How to reach:
    Nearest Airport: Bangalore
    Nearest Railhead: Maddur
    Road: Buses ply regularly from Mysore
    Best time to visit: From June to October when the monsoon prevails.

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    2. Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa

    Dudhsagar, the milky white waterfall of Goa

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    The Dudhsagar waterfalls rest on the Mandovi River in Goa. Dudhsagar falls among the largest waterfalls in India with an altitude of 1017 feet. The falls are a sight to behold especially if you go there in the monsoons, when the fall is in full flow. Water falling down from a height forms clouds of milky foam at the bottom, creating a visual of aesthetic beauty. Set amidst the crescent shaped valley carpeted with lush green flora, the falls are a perfect getaway for your honeymoon.

    How to reach:
    Road: 60 kms from Panaji via roadways, 46 kms from Madgaon and 60 kms north of Belgaum.
    Best time to visit: From November to February during summers or June to September during monsoons.

    3. Athirapally Waterfalls, Kerala

    The majestic waterfall of Kerala, Athirapally

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    An ideal place to spend monsoons with your better-half, the Athirappilly Waterfalls are the largest falls in Kerala. The sizzling silver water droplets fall down into the lush green forest, which is home to species like Great Indian Hornbill, Cochin Forest Cane Turtle and the Nilgiri Langur. Appropriately called the ‘Niagara in India’, Athirappilly falls can make anyone fall in love at first sight.

    How to reach
    Rail: 30 kms. from the Chalakudi Railway Station
    Air: Kochi International Airport.
    Best time to visit: June to September, i.e. the monsoons.

    4. Bhagsu Waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

    The beautiful waterfall in Himachal Pradesh, Bhagsu

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    If you go to McLeod Ganj and don’t see the Bhagsu waterfalls, you’ve probably missed on the best natural treasure the place has to offer. It may not be the biggest fall in India but its beauty is the reason that’ll attract you towards it. If you are a tech geek, Bhagsu is your heaven. This hippie mecca is your place to be if you are looking for some ‘ shaanti’ in life!

    How to reach:
    Airport: Gaggal airport
    Rail: Kangra and Nagrota.
    Best time to visit: June to September, during summers or monsoons.

    5. Soochippara Falls, Kerala

    Soochippara Waterfalls of Kerala

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    Soochipara Falls, also known as, Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, are located 23 kms away from Kalpetta, in the Vellarimala village. The waterfall is known for being a popular picnic spot and trekking spot. The place is ideal for rock climbing and holds a spectacular view. A great place to sneak out to with your gang.

    How to reach:
    Rail: 2 kms from the Elevayal junction.
    Best time to visit: During the summers, i.e. June to September.

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    6. Elephant Falls, Shillong

    The serene Elephant Falls in Shillong

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    Elephant falls are situated on the outskirts of “Scotland of the East”, Shillong. What make this waterfall stand out in the assortment of natural treasures you find in Shillong, are the three sections of the waterfall that flow in sequence. It is one of the busiest tourist spots around, especially if you go there in monsoon. During this season the fall is in its full vigour and even the locals can’t resist to get one glimpse of this mighty fall. So if that’s the time you visit the falls, make sure you know what to expect.

    How to reach:
    Road: 12 kms from Shillong and a few minutes’ drive from the Shillong Peak.
    Best time to visit: Between November to February.

    7. Jog falls, Karnataka

    The gushing Jog Falls of Karnataka

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    Jog falls is the second highest plunge and the tallest un-tiered waterfall in India located in the district border of Shimoga and Uttara Kannada. Jog falls, surrounded by lush green forests, makes for an enigmatic vision. For the swimming enthusiasts, you can hike down to the base and take a plunge into the river. You may also go up to the Watkins platform to get an exhilarating view of the place. The nearby area makes for a perfect trekking spot. When you have so much adventure packed into a single place, travelling there should be an obvious choice!

    How to reach:
    Rail: Nearest train station is Shimoga
    Best time to visit: Monsoon, i.e. June to September.

    8. Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

    The enchanting Nuranang Falls of Arunachal Pradesh

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    Nuranang falls or Bong Bong falls are one of the untouched, undiscovered wonders of nature, which lies in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Surrounded by mystic views of Tawang, this waterfall is fast becoming one of the best tourist attractions in North East India. You need government permit to be in Arunachal Pradesh, so make sure you have all paperwork in place before you head to this wondrous fall.

    How to reach:
    Road: 5-6 kms from Jang village and 20-30 kms before entering Tawang.
    Best time to visit: Rainy season is the best time to visit.

    9. Nohkalikai Falls, Cherrapunji

    The highest waterfall in India, Nohkalikai Falls in Cherrapunji

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    This dramatic legend is based out of the wettest place in India, Cherrapunji. The 335 m high falls rise, roar and splash on the rocks with a thunderous noise that’s clearly audible to you even at you stand at the viewing gallery, made at a safe distance from the place. The place has an astonishing landscape and presents some classic scenes for seasoned photographers. The fog clinging at the bottom of the furious flowing falls makes for a scene you must bring back with you.

    How to reach:
    Airways: 128 kms from Guwahati airport
    Roadways: Take NH-40 that connects Guwahati with Shillong and NH-44 that connects Shillong with Silchar
    Best time to visit: November to February

    10. Bhimlat falls, Rajasthan

    The majestic Bhimlat falls in Rajasthan

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    In the state of Rajasthan, which is famous for its sand covered deserts, hot afternoons and extremely cold evenings, Bhimlat falls do a good job at breaking the stereotypical image of the place. Based in Bundi, Bhimlat exhilarates the best of its charm during monsoons. The 60 meters high waterfall makes for a great scenic relief in the horrid summers of Rajasthan. If you’re planning an outing to the state, don’t miss out on this natural wonder.

    How to reach:
    Road: 35 kms from Chittor Road
    Air: Nearest Airport is in Kota
    Best time to visit: June to October, when monsoon prevails.

    And you thought there’s nothing comparable to Niagara huh? I hope these 10 falls prove it otherwise for you! Do you know of some other great waterfalls in India? Let us know in the comments section below.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Waterfalls In India

     
    Q. Which is the biggest waterfall in India?


    A. The biggest waterfall in India is the Jog water falls in Karnataka. This waterfall is created by the Sharavathi river in the Shravasti valley of Shimoga district.

    Q. Which is the second highest waterfall in Asia?


    A. The second highest waterfall in Asia is the Kunchikal falls and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India.

    Q. Which is known as the ‘City of Waterfalls’ in India?


    A. Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand as the ‘City of Waterfalls’ in India because it is surrounded by many waterfalls.

    Q. Where is Punasa Waterfall in India?


    A. The Punasa Waterfall is located in Rajasthan. It is situated on Chambal river.

    Q. On which river is the Jog Falls in India?


    A. Jog Falls is created by Sharavathi River in Karnataka.

    Q. Which is the highest waterfall in India?


    A. The Vajrai Waterfalls in the Stars District of Maharashtra is the highest waterfall in India.

    Q. Which waterfall is known as the Niagara of India?


    A. The Chitrakoot Waterfalls in Jagdalpur Chhattisgarh is known as the Niagara falls of India.

    Q. What is the height of Jog Falls?


    A. The height of Jog Falls is 253 metres or 830 feet.


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