Top 10 Highest Waterfalls In India

The scent of fresh cut-grass, the pattern of a waterfall, the moist water-fog, each one of these somehow clutches and amazes our perception with its majestic landscape and uninterrupted course.

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Human mind finds satisfaction when it encounters patterns! Not necessary to mention the symmetric pattern of waterfalls here. The green lush around these waterfalls can literally wash away the ails of our souls and roaring water can soothe our senses.

India has many waterfalls, from small to gigantic.  You can enjoy them whenever you are in between mountains, valleys and higher altitudes. Some of the highest and tallest ranked waterfalls in India are given below:


1. Kunchikal Falls, Karnataka

Height: 455 meters (1,493 ft) 


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Formed by the River Varahi and located on the Udupi border of Karnataka, Kunchikal Falls is an alluring sight to the eyes. It is the highest waterfall in India and a hydroelectric plant has been built under this waterfall to generate high power electricity.

An ideal time to visit Kunchikal Falls is during rainy season where the lush green atmosphere is extremely enchanting.


2. Barehipani Falls, Odisha

Height: 399 metres (1,309 ft)


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Located in the deep dense forest of Simlipal National Park of Odisha, Barehipani is amongst the higher waterfalls in India. The source of the waterfall is Budhabalanga River and it is situated near one of the wettest places in India, Cherrapunji. The photogenic scenery is worth being captured, so don’t forget your cameras during your visit.


3. Nohkalikai Falls, Meghalaya

Height: 340 meters (1,120 ft) 


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There is a sad historic story linked to this fall. After conjuring a family tragedy, a local woman Likhai became insane and jumped off the mountain cliff. The name of the fall is given on this basis, meaning, ‘Jump of Ka Likai’ in Khasi language.

The fall is located near Cheerapunji and the ideal time to visit is during monsoons. To reach the spot, one has to drive through ghats and trail through a small trek.


4. Langshiang Falls, Meghalaya 

Height: 337 meters (1,106 ft) 


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Lanshiang has an estimated height of 337 meters, which still needs to be confirmed. Located near the village of Sangriang in the West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. Below the fall, there is an unusual green pool of water. The source of this fall is the river Kynshi and it is one of the highest waterfalls in India.


5. Nohsngithiang Falls, Meghalaya

Height: 315 meters (1,033 ft) 


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The Nohsngithiang falls, also known as the ‘Mawsmai falls’ and ‘the seven sisters falls’, is a seven segmented waterfall plunging from the top of Khasi Hills. It is located near the Khasi Hills in the state of Meghalaya. The best time to visit this waterfall is during monsoon and the setting sun on these seven segments does create an amazing view for the eyes.


6. Dudhsagar Falls, Goa -Karnataka

Height: 310 meters (1,020 ft) 


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The source os Dudhsagar is Mandovi river. Lying in the southern part of Goa, Dudhsagar explicitly looks like an overflowing sea of milk, which is also an obvious origin of the name. The most scenic time to visit this waterfall is from June to September, however, the access to the waterfall could be prohibited due to dangerous levels of water. So, if you intend to enjoy showering in this beautiful waterfall, the best time would be the chilly, September to February. It also features in Top 10 Waterfalls in India.


7. Kynrem Falls -Cherrapunji, Meghalaya 

Height: 305 meters (1,001 ft) 


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Another spectacular attraction of Cherrapunjee located in the district of Meghalaya, Kynrem falls is positioned inside the beautiful, “Thangkharang Park”. The best time to visit is during Monsoon. The sound of the chorus cicadas is the most peculiar thing to notice during your visit.


8. Meenmutty Falls -Wayanad, Kerala 

Height: 300 meters (980 ft) 


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One of the most breathtaking waterfalls in Wayanad, Meenmutty falls is one of the cleanest and highest waterfalls in India. It is currently closed for public visiting and the only way to enjoy the visuals of this waterfall is through a tedious 2 km trek. It lies on the Ooty route of Wayanad. The trek might be difficult for some people, so do enquire about the trail properly.


9. Thalaiyar Falls, Tamil Nadu

Height: 297 meters (974 ft) 


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Thalaiyar falls, also termed as ‘Rat Tail’ falls is the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu and one of the highest in India. It is accessible only to people who don’t shy away from a hike, which is totally worth it. The hiking is allowed only in the dry season and not during monsoon. The fall is named as a Rat tail falls because of its thin silver lining look, which is visible from a far-off location as well.


10. Barkana Falls, Karnataka

Height: 259 meters (850 ft) 


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The Barkhana Falls is one of the ten highest waterfalls in India. Located near the Agumbe village at Shimoga, the fall presents a fascinating sight of natural wonders. The name is given in reference to Mouse Deer, meaning ‘Barkha’, who are found in abundance in the region.

The best time to visit is during monsoon for everyone.


Summation: In the next coming monsoon, when the land of scenery has a spectacular natural view to offer, do visit one of the highest waterfalls in India. 

And, enjoy the Mother Nature!


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