6 Of India’s Highest Waterfalls You Need To Visit At Least Once In Your Life

by Sanjana Shenoy
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India is blessed with majestic mountains, serene rivers, lush green forests, expansive deserts and ofcourse, gushing waterfalls. Ask any travel enthusiast, the utter joy of trekking during the monsoon season and reaching a hidden waterfall. This feeling is totally unparalleled. And like we mentioned earlier, India is undoubtedly blessed with some of the best waterfalls in the world. So, here are 6 of the highest waterfalls in India.

1. Kunchikal Waterfalls In Karnataka

Karnataka’s Kunchikal Falls is the highest waterfall in India and the second biggest waterfall in Asia. Situated at a height of 1492 feet in the Agumbe rainforest in the Shimoga District, Kunchikal Falls receives abundant rainfall every year.  This waterfall is formed by the Varahi river, it cascades down rocky boulders near the Hulikal Ghati Temple. It’s truly a sight to behold.

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2. Barehipani Falls In Odisha

Tucked away deep into the green forests of Similipal National Park in Odisha, stands Barehipani Falls at a height of 1309 feet. This waterfall is a delight for trekkers who need to hike deep inside the green forest to get to the Barehipani Falls situated on the Budhabalanga river that flows into the Bay of Bengal. This waterfall is famous for its breathtaking beauty that adds to the charm of Odisha.

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3. Nohkalikai Falls In Meghalaya

Nohkalikai Falls in Meghalaya is the third highest waterfall in India. It’s situated at a height of 1115 feet in the dense forests of Khasi Hills. Visitors can head to the viewing gallery to catch a glimpse of the fascinating waterfall that creates a massive blue-green plunge pool at the bottom. Nohkalikai Falls is just 5 km from the Cherrapunji, the rainiest place on earth. It derives its name from a tragic Khasi legend, where Nohkalikai means ‘jump of Ka Likai’. This is also the tallest plunge waterfall in India.

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4. Dudhsagar Falls In Goa

One of the most picturesque waterfalls in India, Dudhsagar Falls proudly features in India’s list of the highest waterfalls. This waterfall has its source in the Mandovi river of Goa. The four-tiered waterfall resembles an overflowing sea of milk through the mountains and stands rightly by its name Dudhsagar. Situated at a height of 1,020 feet between the states of Goa and Karnataka, on the Madgaon-Belagaum rail route, it offers a vantage point for passengers to get enamoured by the majestic falls.

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5. Meenmutty Falls In Kerala

The next time you visit Kerala, apart from visiting the famous backwaters, do plan a trip to Meenmutty Falls. This waterfall is famous for its lush greenery and thick forestry. It provides the perfect opportunity for nature lovers and bird watchers to catch a glimpse of exotic birds and get one with nature. This three-tiered waterfall in the Wayanad district of Kerala descends at a height of 980 feet.


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6. Thalaiyar Falls In Tamil Nadu

Thalaiyar Falls is also called “Rat Tail Falls’. It’s the highest waterfall in Tamil Nadu, situated at a height of 974 feet. Nestled in the Dindigul District, it’s surrounded by deep caves and hidden forests. Adventure enthusiasts must flock here for a sense of adventure with the help of an experienced tour guide. Thalaiyar Falls also serves as a watering hole, where animals visit here to drink water. But tourists are recommended not to drink the water.

So, these are 6 of the highest waterfalls in India that are truly a sight to behold. They offer breathtaking scenic beauty, a slice of adventure and ofcourse Instagram-worthy pictures.

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