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Top 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls in India

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India is blessed with some gorgeous and stunning waterfalls which captivate the visitors with natural beauty. The sight of the pristine water gushing from unbelievable heights is awesome. The lush- green rolling slopes, the clear water and the sound of the falling water takes your breath away. Here’s a list of India’s most beautiful waterfalls:

There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Kunchikal Waterfalls, Karnataka

Kunchikal Waterfalls, Karnataka

1. Kunchikal Waterfalls, Karnataka

Kunchikal Waterfalls near Agumbe in the Shimoga district of Karnataka is the highest waterfall in India with a height of approx 455 m (1493 ft). Ranked at number 116 in the world’s highest waterfalls and second highest in Asia, this multi-tiered waterfall is formed by Varahi river.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa

Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa

2. Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Goa

Among one of the largest waterfalls in India with an altitude of 1017 feet, Dudhsagar waterfalls in Goa rest on Mandoli river. The waterfall is amidst a crescent shaped valley amidst lush-green flora and is a stunning visual of aesthetic beauty. The waterfall splits into three streams as it pours over the near-vertical cliff face. The white spray and foam that the great waterfall creates forms a truly magnificent sight.

Athirapally Waterfalls, Kerala

Athirapally Waterfalls, Kerala

3. Athirapally Waterfalls, Kerala

Commonly known as ‘Niagra of India’ Athirapally Waterfalls are the largest falls in Kerala which fall down into a dense forest which is home to Great Indian Hornbill, Cochin Forest Crane turtle & Nilgiri Langur.

Elephant Falls, Meghalaya

Elephant Falls, Meghalaya

4. Elephant Falls, Meghalaya

Named after an Elephant like stone at its foot, the Elephant Falls are one of the busiest tourist spots in Shillong. The waterfall is divided into three sections that flow in a sequence. One can get very close to the falls and enjoy its serenity and might.

Jog Falls, Karnataka

Jog Falls, Karnataka

5. Jog Falls, Karnataka

It is the second highest waterfall in India and the tallest un-tiered waterfall in India. Created on Sharavathi River, Jog Falls is also known as Gerusoppe Falls, Gersoppa Falls or Jogada Gundi. Surrounded by lush-green forests, Jog falls offer an exhilarating view.

A waterfall cannot be silent, just as the wisdom! When they speak, the voice of power speaks!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

6. Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

Also known as Bong Bong Falls, it is an untouched wonder of nature which is situated in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. Its height is 100m .The mystic view is now luring more and more visitors to this place.

Bhimlat Falls, Rajasthan

Bhimlat Falls, Rajasthan

7. Bhimlat Falls, Rajasthan

The 60 metres high waterfall in the Bundi district of Rajasthan is a welcome relief amidst the desert state. The falls are at their scenic best during monsoons. According to the legend, this waterfall was created by the mighty Bhim, the strongest of the Pandavas for his mother Kunti.

Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka

Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka

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8. Shivanasamudra Falls, Karnataka

Cascading from rocky cliffs, the spectacular Shivanasamudra falls divide into two branches- Easter and Western. This second largest waterfall in India is surrounded by the hill forests of Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary.

Bhagsu Waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

Bhagsu Waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

9. Bhagsu Waterfalls, Himachal Pradesh

Located near Mcleod Ganj, this beautiful waterfall is a mecca for hippies. They are not very huge ones but still captivate the visitors with their beauty and the serenity of the place. Visitors can take a dip in the chilly water of the fall and visit the Bhagsunag temple to seek blessings of Lord Shiva.

Soochipara Falls, Kerala

Soochipara Falls, Kerala

10. Soochippara Falls, Kerala

Also known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls, the three-tiered waterfall is surrounded by Deciduous, Evergreen and Montane forests. It is a popular picnic spot. Located 23 km away from Kalpetta in the Vellarimala village, this place is ideal for rock climbing and trekking. It is 200 metres (656 feet) and offers a cliff face that is used for rock climbing. The rock resembles a needle and hence the name Soochippara. Soochi means needle and Paara mean rock in Malayalam. The water from Soochipara Falls later joins Chulika River which is popularly also known as Chaliyar River.


For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Dudhsagar falls are located in which State of India?
    • Goa
    • Madhya Pradesh
  2. Jog Falls are located in which of the following States in India?
    • Uttarakhand
    • Karnataka
  3. Athirapally Falls are located in which of the following States in India?
    • Kerala
    • Jammu & Kashmir
  4. Which of the following waterfalls forms the border between Karnataka and Goa?
    • Dudhsagar Falls
    • Bhagsu Falls
  5. Which one of the following waterfalls in india has the most height?
    • Jog Falls
    • Kunchikal Falls

Answer Key

  1. Goa
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Dudhsagar Falls
  5. Kunchikal Falls

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This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Shaloo Walia


Shaloo Walia (author) from India on July 14, 2019:

Thanks Nithya!

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on July 14, 2019:

These are all beautiful waterfalls. I love the quote that you mentioned in the beginning.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on April 07, 2019:

Lovely quote, Li-Jen Hew. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

Li-Jen Hew on April 07, 2019:

Hey Shaloo. Thanks for sharing the article about waterfalls. My favourite is the Jog Falls. Water falls look impressive and unreal. Nice quote; "A waterfall cannot be silent, just as the wisdom! When they speak, the voice of power speaks!".

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 23, 2019:

Thank you Eman!

Eman Abdallah Kamel from Egypt on March 23, 2019:

Very interesting!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 23, 2019:

My pleasure, Adnan!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 23, 2019:

Thank you!

Ashutosh Joshi from New Delhi, India on March 22, 2019:

Beautiful! Nicely done.

Velcro on March 22, 2019:

Thank you for sharing !! I have read about them but haven't got the chance to experience their beauty by my mortal presence. I hope I get to see all of them one day !! By the way , a very interactive quiz too ; thank you again !!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 22, 2019:

May be during your next visit, Mary!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on March 22, 2019:

I wish I had known this when we would visit India in the past. They're so beautiful.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 22, 2019:

Thank you, John!

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 21, 2019:

Thanks Lorna for reading and commenting! India is beautiful indeed and I hope you will visit here someday.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 21, 2019:

Well said, Bill! Nature has such beautiful things to offer but we humans are hell-bent on destroying them.

Shaloo Walia (author) from India on March 21, 2019:

Thank you Eric!

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on March 21, 2019:

Fantastic waterfalls and a fantastic writer -- thank you.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on March 21, 2019:

I have never seen an ugly waterfall, so these are stunning!

Lorna Lamon on March 21, 2019:

What a beautiful part of the world - I hope to get to visit some day. Thank you for sharing.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on March 21, 2019:

I love waterfalls, and India has some of the most beautiful in the world. Thank you for sharing this Shaloo. Great photos and video.

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